Lovius Block Attorneys
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Lovius Block Attorneys

The firm Lovius Block came into existence in 1911. It was found by Joseph Lovius, who was admitted as an Attorney in 1910. Joseph Lovius was later joined by Louis Shtein but after the latter's death, Dr Joseph Block joined the firm in 1955. Thereafter, in 1965 the firm amalgamated with Cecil Meltz who had been practising on his own since after the 2nd World War.
Soon thereafter Colin Cowan and Hendrik Steyn joined as partners. The firm's name then changed to Lovius Block Meltz & Cohan.
Dr Block died in 1972 and Colin Cowan left the firm in 1973 when Peter Yazbek became Partner, after having served five years articles of clerkship with the firm from 1968.
The name then changed to Lovius Block Meltz Steyn & Yazbek and continued as such for some time. However, for practical reasons, it was soon changed to the presently known name of Lovius Block.
Charl Stander joined the firm in 1982 and after serving articles of clerkship became a Partner in 1985. Ockert Van Schalkwyk and Charles Dell both of whom did their articles of clerkship at the firm came on board as Partners in 1995.
Cecil Meltz passed away untimeously during November that same year.
The Partners are currently Peter Yazbek, Charl Stander, Ockie Van Schalkwyk and Charles Dell.
The Partners are assisted by Herklaas Venter, Sandra Van Wyck, Charlene Nel, Duncan Murray and Lizanne Wessels.
In December 2005 Lovius Block moved to its current premises situate at 31 First Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein. This was an important move so as to provide for much needed office space for its growing firm and to offer more specialized and improved facilities for its clients as well as safe and adequate parking.
The firm is a member of Macintyre Strater International LTD (MSI) an independent network of Legal and Accounting Firms throughout the world. This membership gives the firm access to correspondents and international Attorneys throughout the world

Our Vision

Our firms motto is to render service to our clients in the most efficient and professional manner.

We practise law with integrity and honesty.

" Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Winston Churchill
"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet"
" It's never crowded along the extra mile. "  Wayne Dyer