About Us

Providing Legal Service.

Snyders & Associates is a boutique commercial law firm situated in Somerset West, and is the proud successor to Heunis & Heunis Attorneys (which was later known as Heunis Law Group), which was founded by the late Chris Heunis and his son, Jakkie Heunis, in 1989.

We cover most areas of the law, with a focus on commercial law, family law, labour law, civil litigation and property law.

Ever since its predecessor’s establishment in 1989, we have taken pride in providing legal services not only to clients from the private sector, including individuals and corporates, but also to institutions from the public sector.

Through the years we have been involved in a multitude of commercial, industrial and residential developments in inter alia Cape Town, Somerset West, Strand, Stellenbosch, Gansbaai, George and Stilbaai.

With offices situated in Somerset West, we are conveniently situated to attend to legal matters in the Helderberg basin, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas.


We are committed to the professional rendering of legal services, bearing the hallmark of efficiency, accuracy and punctuality.

When advising our clients we are not only aiming to render a once-off service to a particular client, but always to establish and foster a long-standing relationship of service.

Furthermore, it is our commitment to be readily available to our clients, to be flexible in accommodating our clients’ needs, to meet our clients’ expectations, and to provide our services at a fair and competitive fee.


In terms of infrastructure, we certainly believe that we have what it takes to provide an efficient service to our clients, with over 60 years in collective legal experience.

We currently employ nine knowledgeable, experienced and motivated people, including three qualified attorneys, of which all three are also conveyancers and one is also a notary. All three attorneys are University of Stellenbosch alumni.

The collective tertiary academic and related qualifications in our firm’s professional cadre include 7 university degrees of which 2 are Master’s degrees.

Snyders & Associates Team

Our attorneys’ professional qualifications are as follows:


Craig Snyders (LLB, LLM)

Owner, Attorney & Conveyancer

Admitted in 2011.


Jakkie Heunis (B Comm, LLB)

Attorney & Conveyancer

Admitted in 1986.


Aloïs Cilliers (BA, LLB, LLM)

Attorney, Conveyancer & Notary

Admitted in 1990.