About Us

A Rich History with Strong Foundations

Mooney Ford was established as a law firm over 100 years ago. It originated in May 1902 when a partnership was formed between Edward Jeffrey Holgate and Fred Blamey. The firm was then known as Blamey and Holgate. Edward Gilbert Ford, a prominent attorney, joined Blamey and Holgate shortly before World War Two and became the Senior Partner.

In 1955 the firm merged with Renaud, Fellows-Smith and Mooney with whom they had a long and close association. This resulted in a name change to Mooney Ford and Partners. The firm continued under this name from 1955 to 2002 when it changed its name to the present day Mooney Ford.

Various prominent lawyers have practiced at Mooney Ford including the legendary Jack Mooney a well known sportsman and Wally Chaplin, who, in the 1960’s, was a President of the Natal Law Society and a President of the then Association of Law Societies.

Today, Mooney Ford, is made up of a number of partners practising in various specialist and general fields of law. The firm is well positioned in the Durban CBD area to offer a range of legal services to its clients

Our Team

Ian King
Partner
Ian joined the firm in 1991 and was admitted as an attorney in 1993
082 882 5807
email
John Murray
Partner
John joined the firm in 1972 and was admitted as an attorney in 1970
082 569 1060
email
Rita Padayachee
Partner
Rita joined the firm in 1999 and was admitted as an attorney in 2006
082 805 4998
email
Craig Poole
Partner
Craig joined the firm in 1988 and was admitted as an attorney in 1976
082 465 3332
email
Mignon Ronné
Partner
Mignon joined the firm in 2004 and was admitted as an attorney in 1999
082 851 051
email
Louis Simon
Partner
Louis joined the firm in 1976 and was admitted as an attorney in 1970
082 8200288
email
Erik van Huyssteen
Partner
Erik joined the firm in 2004 and was admitted as an attorney in 1996
082 806 7220
email
Barry Garland
Consultant
Barry joined the firm in 1967 and was admitted as an attorney in 1967.
082 452 4203
email
Lois Moshal
Executive Consultant
083 782 8918
email
Lynn Hyde
Conveyancing PRO
082 454 4904
email
Wendy van Huyssteen
Conveyancing PRO
082 489 7558
email