Synergy through diversity
Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc brings together a unique synergy of professional expertise, experience and skills, offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services founded on sound business practices and ethics and built around the client’s needs and expectations.
Formed in September 2006, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc set precedence for transformation of its kind in Namibia when it merged two of the country’s most prominent law firms – Dr Weder, Kruger & Hartmann (established 1949) and Kauta, Basson & Kamuhanga Inc (established 2000).
By combining the unique strengths and rich heritages of these two legacy firms, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc has been able to increase its capacity, not only in terms of its workforce, but also its various fields of expertise, experience and infrastructure.
The result is a large practice with a singular focus – to enable and deliver service excellence to its ever increasing and diverse client base.
Service excellence through innovation
At Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc, enabling a diversity of talents, expertise, genders, languages and cultures at all levels and areas of the business is only the first step to ensuring effective service delivery.
Guided by the philosophy “to be dynamic, you must change” every aspect of the business is geared towards creating a premium client environment. To this end, the headquarters in Jan Jonker Road, Windhoek, combine innovative thinking with state-of-the art technology. A modern, split-level office, the downstairs area is aptly called the factory floor, creating a space for all processing and documentation to take place uninterrupted. The top floor has been designed with the client’s needs and comfort in mind, with private consultation rooms, a fully equipped boardroom, and a full-service cafeteria.
Technology forms the backbone of all business conducted at Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc In addition to ensuring all clients have access to the Internet through a wireless network; each director has a personal laptop that makes use of the latest software, such as LawNet. This ensures all directors are in constant and direct access with clients and colleagues alike, ensuring a streamlined communication process that eliminates unnecessary delays.
Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc believes that employees are a company’s most valuable asset. As such the firm continues to invest in the wellbeing of its people, from supporting the communities in which they live and creating a working environment that is of the highest standard, to investing in their further education and enrichment.
In terms of its employment practices, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc strives to create opportunities for previously disadvantaged individuals through its commitment to enforcing the principles and practices surrounding Affirmative Action.
Corporate Social Investment
In a country where the majority of Namibian citizens face major economic and social challenges, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc believes that legal firms and corporations have a fundamental responsibility to assist individuals and communities to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Rather than simply donate money, the firm’s Corporate Social Investment programme aims to make effective use of both its financial and human capital resources, drawing on the wealth of skills, passion and expertise inherent in its rich staff compliment.
Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc believes that education serves as the foundation on which to build an inclusive and sustainable economy. With tertiary education forming the basis of the legal profession Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc provides scholarships and financial assistance, through the JP Karuaihe Trust, to law students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds or with financial difficulties.
In addition to funding students at tertiary level, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc annually funds various organized institutions through Imgao Dei. To avoid prolixity the details are reflected elsewhere.
Staff compliment at a glance
- 19 Directors, 9 of whom are qualified conveyancers
- 1 Consultant
- 5 Associates
- 5 Candidate Attorneys
- 106 Personnel, 24 of whom are experienced conveyancing secretaries.