Araujo Attorneys is a specialised, conveyancing only law firm with offices conveniently located in Umhlanga and Ballito. Araujo Attorneys focuses primarily on residential property sales on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast stretching from the Umgeni River to Zinkwazi.
Qualified Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public Sarah Araujo is the driving force behind Araujo Attorneys having established the firm in 2009 and remaining at the helm. Araujo Attorneys prides itself on giving a top quality, personal service to our base of high calibre clients.
Being a young and vibrant firm, we are at the forefront of the technological advances in the areas of law in which we specialise and have a sound and up to date infrastructure in this regard.
We strive to continuously update relevant software and hardware systems, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge.
WHY CHOOSE US
At Araujo Attorneys only a fully qualified attorney will handle your matter from start to finish. We have well-appointed easily accessible offices in both Umhlanga and Ballito. Registrations are processed extremely quickly and efficiently. You as the client are never in the dark as to the status of the matter at any given time. We pride ourselves on quick turnaround times, with efficient, friendly service.
Araujo Attorneys are focused on delivering top quality property conveyancing service in the following areas in Durban, South Africa:
Umhlanga, La Lucia, Sunningdale, Durban North, Glenashley, Glen Anil, Glen Hills,Somerset Park, Mount Edgecombe, Umdloti, Ballito, Salt Rock, Simbithi.
Are you buying or selling property?
LET US HELP YOU!
Sarah is a qualified Attorney, Conveyancer, and Notary Public. Having studied law at Stellenbosch University and completing her articles locally Sarah went on to become a director of a 100 year old law firm in Durban. Wanting to embrace new technology and systems to streamline the conveyancing process whilst keeping up a personal service to her clients, Sarah followed her dream in 2009 of creating a boutique conveyancing-only law firm —Araujo Attorneys. She has a passion for people and providing a level of service that is seen as exceptional in her industry. Sarah is married to Marco and they live in La Lucia with their three boys, Cruz, Dominic and Luco.
Marco is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of KZN Summa Cum Laude. He completed his articles in Durban and worked internationally in London and Bermuda. Before joining Araujo Attorneys in a full time capacity he was the Financial Director of the JSE listed company Trellidor. Marco brings to the firm a wealth of business experience and financial knowledge that has been beneficial both internally to the firm as well as to our clients, particularly in the areas of deal structuring, capital gains tax and forex issues related to foreign buyers & sellers.
Ralph is a Director at Araujo Attorneys and joined the firm in 2012 to focus on conveyancing. In early 2016 Ralph opened the Ballito branch of Araujo Attorneys having identified the North Coast as an exciting growth area. Ralph is held in very high esteem by clients and colleagues alike. His diplomacy, caring nature, and strong ethics and morals means his work is of an impeccable standard and he wins over everyone he meets. Ralph lives in Ballito with his wife, Cornelia, and daughter’s, Emily and Ava.
Stephanie is a qualified Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public and Director at Araujo Attorneys. Since she joined in 2013, Stephanie strives to surpass clients’ expectations through good communication, efficiency and attention to detail. She is an avid mountain biker and has a great love for the outdoors. Steph lives with her husband, Miguel, and daughter Sophia, in Durban North and is responsible for quality control of all documents leaving both our Ballito and Umhlanga branch before they are lodged in the deeds office.
Daniela is a Director at Araujo Attorneys who specialised in commercial contract law before joining Araujo Attorneys to pursue a career in Conveyancing. Daniela brings a host of commercial and contractual knowledge and understanding to the matters that she deals with. She is an enthusiastic and charismatic person with a zest for people and life. When she’s not transferring properties in record time, you can find her whipping up a delicious meal, socialising with friends or running on the promenade. Daniela lives in Umhlanga with her husband, Chaunce, and their daughter Alessia.
Sharleen is a qualified Attorney who graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. She went on to serve her Articles of Clerkship at a prominent law firm in Pietermaritzburg where she had first-hand experience in lodging matters at the Deeds Office. Sharleen is a hardworking, determined, enthusiastic, young woman. Sharleen lives in Ballito and enjoys the beach, volunteering at the local SPCA and socialising. Sharleen is engaged to Sachin.
Shan has followed her family tradition and is a fourth-generation qualified Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public, who has prior experience working closely with the PMB Deeds Office. She also has a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town but her passion for property law persuaded her into a legal career. Outside of the office, Shan enjoys baking, running and trying out new restaurants. Her most important values include faith, family and fun! Shannon lives in La Lucia with her husband Craig.
Monique is a qualified Attorney who graduated from the University of Stellenbosch. She specializes in Conveyancing but has gained experience in a variety of areas of practice. Her litigation background assists her to foresee possible disputes, avoiding same and ensuring on-time delivery in the Conveyancing department. Monique’s passion is people and she believes that the “human element” is the most important business resource. Monique lives in Ballito with her husband Andre and daughter Milan. During her free time she loves surfing, playing golf and spending time with her family. Her most important values are Integrity, family and faith.
Serina is a fully qualified attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in property. Prior to joining the team at Araujo Attorneys Serina worked in one of the top real estate companies in South Africa. Her previous property experience, academic achievements and can-do attitude make Serina a very valuable member of the team. Serina describes herself as an ambitious person who loves God, life and her family. Serina lives in Umhlanga with her husband, Sylvester.
Lauren is a qualified Attorney after completing her articles at Araujo Attorneys in 2020. She joined the A-Team in December 2019 and graduated with an LLB from the University of the Free State and gained valuable experience working in litigation during the first year of her articles. Lauren has an eye for detail, a strong work ethic and steadfast values. In her spare time, she enjoys being in the kitchen, playing squash and spending quality time with family and friends.
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Araujo Attorneys is proud to be associated with this well established Durban based organisation as one of their ‘Favourite Friends’. Annually we are proud key sponsors to fun days held at: Reunion School for the Cerebral Palsied, Ethembeni School for the Disabled, The Golden Gateway School
Established in 1969, the KwaZulu-Natal Cerebral Palsy Association is a registered welfare organisation which strives to enhance the welfare and functional independence of people with Cerebral Palsy. The organisation employs a small staff, complemented by many active volunteers.
The mission of Khanyisa Centre is to uncover our children’s potential every day. A multi-disciplinary centre that successfully integrates therapy goals and independence into classroom environments for children with varying special needs, between the ages of 2 – 14 years. Marco Araujo currently sits on the board of Trustees.
The Sunflower Fund formed in 1999, in support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).
Araujo Attorneys is a keen supporter of many of the annual events hosted by the Sunflower Fund and particularly very proud to be a co-sponsor of of the annual Sunflower Fund Charity Ball.