BBM Law Corporate Profile


Biccari Bollo Mariano Incorporated ("BBM") is a firm conducting a general legal practice from 5 offices situated in Rosebank, Bedfordview, Pretoria, Umhlanga Ridge (Durban) and Cape Town.

Proud South Africans

Proud South Africans

BBM is proud to be a South African firm, which to us means ensuring that all aspects of our business contribute to the development of our country.

The concept of being proud South Africans permeates all aspects of our business; from ensuring our ownership and control is representative of all of our country's people, to actively creating employment opportunities for members of previously disadvantaged communities, to investing in property by owning the offices from which four of our branches operate (Houghton, Bedfordview, Umhlanga and Cape Town), to practising law in a manner which is constructive and assists in building our economy.

Growth and Development

We believe that the reason for our continued growth over the last 15 years in particular can be attributed to a dynamic infrastructure, motivated and ambitious Directors, incentivised and competent staff and the development within the firm of people and technology. The value we are able to add is based on the fact that our Directors and Team are accessible and subscribe to the philosophy of ensuring that clients' needs are put first and that a hands-on and personalised approach is applied to each and every matter. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients' requirements - from computer systems tailored to meaningfully supplement the work we carry out, to the format of our statements and other written communication so as to best meet the clients' needs. We view ourselves not only as Attorneys but also as business people. In this way, we are able to contribute practically to the enhancement of your own business practices.

We have invested substantially in ensuring that the computer networks at and between our offices conform with the latest technology and, apart from being instructed by banks and other clients electronically, we also have on-line links to all databases of relevance. We are amenable to upgrading our systems in any way necessary to enhance the working relationship with our clients and to keep abreast of the fast developing IT sector.

Professionalism

At BBM, professionalism is foremost on our list of priorities and we pride ourselves on running our day-to-day business, from the telephone manner of our staff to the timeous generation of legal work and effective reporting to clients, in a way which accords with a professional attitude. Our firm is committed to setting the highest standards in all fields.

National Footprint, Integrated Knowledge Base

At BBM we are committed to giving our clients the best available legal expertise in the most cost-effective and convenient manner possible. At the same time, we believe our clients deserve the best legal expertise and service regardless of the location of the BBM office with which they are dealing.

Accordingly, the development of a national network of offices has been combined with a strategy of integrated departments so that clients, regardless of their city of activity, are guaranteed the allocation of their file to the best professionals available for the matter at hand. This involves continuous dialogue between the members of the department so that the client receives the cumulative wisdom of a team of attorneys, regardless of the client's specific point of contact.

BBM Law - Fee Methodology

BBM's standard fee methodology is based on hourly rates determined by both the level of expertise of the attorney as well as the complexity and urgency of the matter.
Standard rate ranges are as follows:

  • Directors & Senior Consultants R1,800 - R3,000 per hour
  • Senior Associates R1,000 - R1,500 per hour
  • Associates R850 per hour
  • Candidate Attorneys R600 per hour
For corporate clients with regular work flow, these are adjusted in consultation with the client. Rates can also be negotiated on a total fee per project basis to assist corporate clients to budget the expense accurately.

With regard to clients who refer high volume undefended collections matters within the magistrates' court jurisdiction, work is generally charged on the Magistrates' Court tariff or on a specific agreed tariff as per the clients' requirements.