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Here you will be introduced to our firm, our staff and the services that we offer to our clients. Should you require assistance or advice, you will find our contact particulars and a map to our offices on the contacts page. You can also complete our online contact form if you prefer for us to call or email you. 


Between the directors and assisting staff we have in excess of 100 years experience.


Michael Francis



Michael Francis was admitted as an Attorney on the 22nd February 1979. In 1984 he was admitted as a Conveyancer and Notary Public. Throughout his career he has focused on all aspects of Property Law and Commercial Law. He has been involved in the establishment of many property developments and sectional title schemes. He is an active Rotarian and past President of the Gately Rotary Club and he is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Bridgette Beetge-Magnus



Bridgette Diane Beetge – Magnus graduated from Rhodes University in Grahamstown in 1999 (Cum Laude) and was admitted as an Attorney in 2002 and became a Director at Russell Incorporated in 2007. She specializes in all aspects of Labour Law with specific emphasis on Governmental and Municipal and Public Entity matters, specifically those relating to procurement as well as forensic investigations focusing on fraud. She is also involved in Civil Litigation and all aspects of Family Law.


Bradley Sparg



Bradley graduated at NMMU in 2006 with B.COM LLB. He commenced his Articles at Russell Incorporated in 2007 and was admitted as an Attorney in 2009. He became a Director at Russell Incorporated in 2012. He specializes in Commercial Litigation and the drafting of Commercial Contracts as well as aspects relating to Company Law inclusive of Business rescue, evictions and acquisitions. He is also a Conveyancer and deals in all aspects of Property Law.

Bev I'Ons-Raeburn

Bev I’Ons-Raeburn



Bev I’Ons-Raeburn graduated from Natal University in 1990 and was admitted as Attorney in 1992.  After 5 years of litigation, she was admitted as a Notary Public and Conveyancer in 1997. She was a Director of a National Law Firm for 17 years, where she created and headed up the Property Development Bond Department for 5 years, personally training her staff component of 14 and looking after 11 branches of developments bonds in Cape Town and Gauteng respectively.  She has substantial knowledge and understanding of the Financial Institutions’ bond conditions and building requirements for end-user developments.  She was awarded the Absa Top Development Bond Firm in the Western Cape for two consecutive years.

In the last 24 years, she has been fortunately to be involved in a substantial number of renowned developments in Cape Town, starting with Century City in 1997, which was then only vacant land.  She specialises in all aspects of property development, including, but not limited to Residential, Retirement,  Commercial, Industrial and Mixed Use. She was involved in a pilot project with the City of Cape Town wherein a sectional title mixed use scheme was registered on leasehold land which converted 5 years thereafter to ownership.  The 140 units’ right, title and interest were created notarially and the units were individually bonded to the various Financial Institutions.

She further specialises in multi-facet Notarial transactions. She registered the first Notarial Aerial Servitude in Century City.  She is exceptionally passionate about all aspects of property.


East London

King Williams Town

Cape Town

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