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Dr. Mervin Messias

BA, LLB (Wits), Juris Doctor (USA), TEP (Trust & Estate Practitioner)
Director & Trust Specialist

Mervin Messias has been a practising attorney for more than 40 years. The wealth of knowledge he has amassed across a broad range of legal disciplines has been skilfully channelled into developing a specialist Trust business.


His experience and reputation as a Trust Specialist are recognised both nationally and internationally. Renowned for his extraordinary depth of knowledge and proficiency in Trusts, his expertise includes Estate Planning, Wills and Tax incidental to Trusts.


In South Africa he has obtained BA LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, been a member of The South African Law Society Trusts and Estates committee, and a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), where he served as chairperson of the Johannesburg branch for twelve consecutive years. He has also been a member of The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), which recognised him as a Master Tax Practitioner, and a member of The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA). He has lectured to and trained Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Advisors and given numerous presentations to members of the public on Trusts.


Internationally, he has been admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, Australia and New Zealand, as an Attorney in Lesotho and as a Juris Doctor and member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys of the United States of America. He has also been admitted, by invitation, as an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.




He has also been awarded “Best Lawyers of The Year” for Trusts and Estates from 2009 – 2022, consecutively.

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Adv. Anthony (Tony) Harding Davey

BA (Natal), LLB (Natal), LLM (Unisa). H Dip Tax (Wits), Post Grad Dip Int Tax (UJ), Chartered Tax Adviser (SAIT), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, Advocate of the High Court. Consultant & Tax Specialist

Tony Davey has 40 years consulting and litigation experience in the Tax and Financial Regulatory fields. He obtained his BA and LLB degrees at the University of Natal. He subsequently completed an Honours degree in taxation at Wits, a Master’s degree in Commercial Law at UNISA and a post graduate diploma in international tax (cum laude) at the University of Johannesburg.


He is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (1982), a Chartered Secretary (FCIS), and a Chartered Tax Adviser (SAIT). Tony is a co-author of Broomberg on Tax Strategy (Lexis Nexis).


He is also the columnist for Costa Divaris’ (ex-Silke on Income Tax) monthly tax newsletter as well as an ad hoc contributing author to the quarterly Tax Planning Journal (Lexis Nexis).


He is also the South African author to two international publications Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc) and Tolley’s International Succession Laws (STEP). He appears as a guest tax adviser on Summit TV.


Tony has acted as General Counsel to three JSE-listed financial services companies.


As a member (honorary status conferred in 2014) of the National Bar Council of SA (previously IAASA), Tony negotiates Alternate Dispute Resolution and litigation before the Tax Board and Court.



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Dr. Mervin Messias’s contact details are below:

Physical Address:

104 11th Street, Parkmore,
South Africa, 2196

Phone number:

+27 (0) 11 783 0108