Jonathan Small


Jonathan was educated at Rhodes University where he obtained an LLB and a Master’s Degree in Law. He completed his practical training at a firm in Bryanston, where he was primarily responsible for family matters and commercial drafting. Before forming Ramsden Small Attorneys, Jonathan Practiced for his own account as Jonathan Small Attorney.

Jonathan’s Practice is focused on family law, in which field he now specialises, although he still engages in certain areas of company law and commercial drafting. He has been involved in most types of civil litigation both in the Magistrates’ and High Courts, and has specific experience in the field of contractual dispute and disputes involving all types of software development.

Jonathan has extensive experience in most areas of family law, including but not limited to divorce, the rights of children, parental rights and responsibilities, maintenance and domestic violence. He handles family matters across the board both locally and internationally. Although he is based at the Firm’s headquarters in Johannesburg, he now also consults in Cape Town on a weekly basis specifically on divorce matters.

Jonathan acts and has acted for various blue chip clients in his commercial law Practice and regularly acts on behalf of associations, bodies corporate and software development houses. In his family law practice, Jonathan acts primarily for high nett-worth individuals and only conducts matters in the High Court. He is frequently a guest on radio shows and has been featured in national media.

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