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Jean & Graeme Polson

Polson Law Practice has a number of experienced commercial lawyers that form part of our team. We are passionate about teamwork and ensuring that together, as a team of experienced commercial lawyers, do all we can to find a favourable outcome. We have more than 50 years experience and expertise under our firm and continue to adapt, develop and emerge as a leading commercial law firm in South Africa. 


As a firm, we ensure that we are grounded in tradition with leading edge innovation, using technology to our benefit and advantage. Our team of experienced commercial lawyers have taken their experience and used the advancement of technology to their benefit. Each of our practitioners have extensive experience in a number of areas and ensure that they have a deep understanding of client’s commercial and business legal needs.

John Graeme Polson

Mr. JRG Polson practises, banking, financial, tax and mining law and has extensive experience in the curatorship of banks, such as Saamboubank, Regional Bank, New Republic Bank, African Bank and various “Ponzi” schemes. He advises, an array of important role players in the South African business arena. He has over forty years of experience in the regulation of professions such as attorneys, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, educators and the medical profession. He has advised these professions and conducted their professional disciplinary enquiries.


Mr. Graeme Polson’s wide range of professional preferences include practice areas such as commercial litigation, mining and mineral law, tax law, employee benefits law and international trade law.


Mr. Graeme Polson, obtained his Baccalaureus Artium and Baccalaureus Legum from theUniversity of Stellenbosch in 1968. He became a partner at Rooth & Wessels Inc. in 1973. He continued his formal education at the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) and University of the Witwatersrand respectively, where he graduated with postgraduate degrees (Magister Legum Banking and Stock Exchange Law) and a Higher Diploma in Tax Law.


Mr. Graeme Polson, has been practising for the last forty six years. He has been appointed, the curator of a collective investment scheme. He is often requested to act, as Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa. He has been involved in numerous litigious matters, most notably the attempted takeover of Standard Bank by Nedbank, as well as matters in the Supreme Court of Appeal relating to tax law and ordinary commercial and company law matters. His most recent practice consists and focuses on, mining and mineral law, particularly the conflict between property law and that of the mineral rights holder, as well as the protection of property rights, by application of the Constitution of South Africa. He is an experienced lecturer on contract and international law, particularly letters of credit and international payment systems.


Founding Partner | Attorney 

Qualifications: BA LLB (Stell), LLM (Rau), H Dip Tax (Wits)

Cellphone: 082 490 1932  


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Jean Polson

Mr. Jean Polson, has an energetic and a hands-on approach to resolving client matters. He specialises in commercial law and litigation, employee benefits law and recently advises, distressed pension funds on rectification of their business. He often advises, entrepreneurs in their endeavours. He is equally passionate in advising small, medium and micro-enterprises on good business practices which minimises their legal risk.


Mr. Jean Polson was admitted as an attorney over ten years ago after completing his Bachelor of Laws degree which resulted in a successful career as a commercial litigation attorney. He also holds an honours degree in economics and majored in financial management and accounting. This complements, his analytic ability, an inevitable skill when it comes to understanding his client’s commercial and business activities.

Mr. Jean Polson, has a keen interest in, and often advises on, the law of contract, international business law, entrepreneurial law and e-commerce and cyberlaw.


Qualifications: B.Comm (Law) Hons (Economics) (UP), LLB (Unisa)

Cellphone: 072 436 0047  


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Jeanette Bodemer

Ms. Jeanette Bodemer, is a qualified attorney, conveyancer and notary Public. She was admitted as an attorney in February 2006, as conveyancer and notary Public in 2007 at the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.


Ms. Bodemer, received her Baccalaureus Legum in 2004, at the University of Pretoria. She further received a Diploma in Insolvency Law in 2005. She saw an opportunity in debt counseling under the new Credit Act and completed her studies in this field with success. Ms. Bodemer, is also an experienced conveyancer. 


Ms. Bodemer, is also an experienced conveyancer. She specialises in property law, she manages, numerous transfers of property on a daily basis.


Qualifications: LLB (UP) (AIPSA)

Cellphone: 083 294 7819


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Conveyancer | Notary Public

Graeme is an admitted attorney in the High Court of the Republic of South Africa.
His general practise consists of matters relating to private law, such as the administration of deceased estates, Law of Succession, family law, law of persons, divorce law, maintenance matters and matters relating to the best interest of Children as labour law. 

As a junior associate in the Polson Law practice, Graeme assists in various matters relating to mining and environmental law under the National Environmental  Management  Act and National Water Acts, as amended. 

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with specialisation in Law and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Africa. He also read for the degree Master of Business Administration in International Business from Schiller International University and graduated from the University’s Campus in Paris, France. 

Graeme is trilingual and fluent in Afrikaans, English and French and well educated in Latin as classical research language to conduct research into Roman dutch law. 

He wishes to elaborate and gain further experience in Commercial  Law, which complements his specialisation in Commerce and International Business. 


Qualifications: B.Comm (Law) LLB (Unisa) MBA (IB), (SIU, Paris)

Cellphone: 082 653 1756 


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Junior Associate  

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