About Ismail & Dahya Attorneys

Our team of specialists takes pride in providing service that is competent, efficient, and transparent. Our dedicated team of attorneys and candidate attorneys are committed to ensuring that our clients’ best interests are looked after.

Our Mission

We at Ismail & Dahya Attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal service to our clients, with our goal being the provision of individualized professional services to each of our clients.

Our personalised approach to individual service ensures that each client is serviced with the highest level of integrity, quality and efficiency, which is a result of the enthusiasm and passion which culminates from dynamic Directors of the firm.

The directors are involved in every stage of the debt collection or litigation process thus ensuring the best level of service and expertise to our clients with an impeccable success rate.


Between the 3 offices we have jurisdiction in the following Magisterial Courts, namely: Boksburg, Benoni, Germiston, Kempton Park, Brakpan, Alberton, Johannesburg, Randburg and Roodepoort and Cape Town.

Our firm can therefore service 10 (ten) magisterial districts on your behalf without incurring any further correspondent costs. High Court, namely: Johannesburg High Court and Cape Town High Court. Between close business associates we have jurisdiction in Pretoria High Court, Middleburg High Court, Durban High Court.

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Our Team

Our firm comprises of knowledgeable and highly competent trained attorneys, legal secretaries who are trusted partners in our client’s legal matters. We have a total office personnel of 104, comprising of the following:

  • 5 Attorneys (LLB)
  • 4 Candidate Attorneys (LLB)
  • 3 Receptionists
  • 3 Legal Secretaries
  • 3 Messengers / Filing Clerks
  • 3 Managers
  • 7 Administrative staff
  • 76 Debt Collection staff

Our personnel are trained in-house, on various skills and strategies. Further, all new staff undergo a comprehensive training program in the respective departments under the supervision of our Directors in consultation with our program consultants.

We endeavour to keep abreast with the latest legal developments by attending the Legal Education and Development courses presented by the Law Society of South Africa and other institutions. Regular training workshops are convened and all our staff are urged on an ongoing basis to enhance their knowledge and expertise, in order to strive for the best possible service afforded to our respective clients.

We are committed to, on an ongoing basis, skills transfer, training and empowerment of all staff members. Our stance is to be proactive, innovative and strives for continuous improvement. This enables us to find new ways to reduce costs, improve service quality and enhance productivity.

Our staff work on matters as a cohesive team and each staff member contributes a unique perspective. We are continuously engaged in upgrading the skill levels of all our personnel to ensure that the areas of specialisation are facilitated.

Equity Ownership

Ismail & Dahya Attorneys is 100% black owned and the shareholders and directors are Mr. Wahid Ismail and Mr. Atish Dahya. Our firm is fully BBBEE compliant, with a Level 1 BBBEE status.

We are proud to be a Level 1 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Contributor. Through recruitment and continuous skills and human resources development we strive to empower and challenge previously disadvantaged individuals to advance their careers and optimize their potential to make a positive contribution to our firm and society in general. We are committed to transformation and employment equity and actively promote and encourage cultural, ethnic and religious diversity.