Welcome to MiLEGAL

because Everyone Deserves A Fair Trial

MiLEGAL aspires to be the foremost innovative legal services provider by building long-term relationships with clients based on reciprocity, trust and highest standards of professional ethics.

By adopting new models for the delivery of legal services by combining the best in both business and legal experts to bring you an exceptional team of experts at competitive rates, we strive to redefine the role that a legal services provider plays in an emerging regional market, in order to produce truly exceptional results for our clients.

The company was founded through combining specialist experts with over 20 years of experience who understand the clients needs and we are joined by other leading lawyers and business professionals, all brought together by a shared vision

A vision to create a true and innovative team dedicated to excellence in the practice of law.

The sole measures of our success are concrete results and client satisfaction.

our Areas Of Expertise

Criminal Law 

Family Law 


Criminal Law
Bail applications 24 hours.

Drug Related Offences.

Theft, Robbery, Extortion, Fraud, Extradition orders.

Forgery and uttering.

Housebreaking .

Public violence, Drunken driving.

Offences to public decency, Blasphemy.

Illegal Trade in Ivory, Abalone.

Treason, Perjury, Contempt of court.

Organized crime, Money laundering.

Malicious damage to property.

Assault Charges.

Sexual Offences.

Firearm Offences.

Immigration Related Offences.


Culpable Homicide.

Domestic Violence.


Serious Economic Offences.

Crimen Injuria.

Criminal Defamation.

Piracy Related Offences.

Plea And Sentence Agreements

Formal Representations

Appeals To The High Court And Supreme Court Of Appeal

Firearm Licenses & Appeals

Expungement Of Criminal Records

Claims Against The State

Police Law.

Rehabilitation Applications.

Family Law

Opposed and unopposed divorces

Protection orders

Rule 43 – Interim applications for custody and maintenance while the opposed divorce is pending

Edictal citation – when your spouse lives in another country

Child and spousal maintenance

Primary residence and contact issues pertaining to the minor children

Antenuptial contracts

Family trusts


Immigration Law

Milegal is your trusted partner for navigating the legal landscape of immigration in South Africa.

We understand that the immigration process can be complex and daunting, which is why we're here to offer you expert legal guidance every step of the way.

Our team of experienced immigration attorneys is dedicated to providing personalised and reliable assistance to individuals and families seeking to immigrate to South Africa.

Whether you're applying for a work permit, study visa, family reunion visa, or permanent residency, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your immigration goals.

At Milegal, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction. We take the time to listen to your unique needs and concerns, and we work tirelessly to find the best possible solutions for your immigration matters.

Our range of services includes:

1. Visa Applications: We assist with all types of visa applications, including temporary residence visas, permanent residence permits, and visa extensions.

2. Legal Consultations: Our team provides comprehensive legal consultations to assess your eligibility for various immigration options and to help you understand the requirements and processes involved.

3. Document Preparation: We meticulously prepare all necessary documents for your visa application, ensuring accuracy and compliance with South African immigration laws and regulations.

4. Appeal and Review: If your visa application has been rejected or delayed, we can help you appeal the decision or request a review to seek a favorable outcome.

5. Compliance Assistance: We offer guidance on maintaining compliance with immigration laws and regulations throughout your stay in South Africa, including advice on renewing visas and obtaining permanent residency.

6. Citizenship Applications: When you're ready to take the next step towards becoming a South African citizen, we provide guidance and support throughout the citizenship application process.

At Milegal, we understand the importance of your immigration journey and the impact it has on your life and future. That's why we're committed to providing you with reliable, efficient, and cost-effective legal services tailored to your specific needs.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys, and let us help you navigate the path to a brighter future in South Africa.

Meet our Advocates

Michelle Ives

Advocate & CEO

Michelle attended university of the Witwatersrand and obtained her LLB in 2007.

She was admitted as an advocate in 2016 and since then has been involved in many high profile trials. Including the “Rolex gang” and “Uber rapist”.

She believes that every case has a winning truth to it.

It may be hidden by complications, difficulties, or seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but there is always a truthful position that would allow you to succeed.

We must find that truth, have the strength and wisdom to advocate it, and thereby craft a just and genuine victory.

She is a formidable trial advocate and fights fearlessly to achieve justice for each and every client.

“I start every day with the knowledge that helping people and fighting for justice is my duty, and that nothing worthwhile comes without sacrifice, self- discipline, and courage.”

Gail Sidwell


I obtained my degrees from Wits University, BA and LLB.

I started practising as an advocate in 1984 as a member of the Johannesburg Bar. I was a member until 2001 when I resigned.

I have been a practising advocate since 1984, doing mostly criminal work. I have done legal aid work and private work.

I have practised in the High Courts and the Magistrate's Courts, doing a variety of criminal trials. This includes commercial crime, violent crime, drugs etc.

Apart from trials I have done numerous bail applications, applications for leave to appeal, petitions and appeals.

For a few years before 1994 I did work involving the security laws in this country, such as trials for public violence, possession of banned publications, incitement to unrest.

I have also done a lot of assessing with Judges in the High Court in criminal trials, including some notorious matters such as the Bruma Lake trial, the Jeppestown trial and the Leigh Matthews trial.

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