"Justice delayed is justice denied"
- Martin Luther King Jr

About US

Metcalfe Legal Practitioners was established in September 1995 by Richard Metcalfe. Before he established the law firm Metcalfe Legal Practitioners, Mr Metcalfe worked as Legal Manager for ABSA Bank, one of the largest banks in South Africa. He worked for ABSA Bank from March 1989 until December 1992. Thereafter he briefly joined the Directorate of Legal Aid, before he left to establish himself in private practice as an Advocate. He practiced in Windhoek as an Advocate until 31 August 1995. The decision to establish a law firm was prompted by the introduction of The Legal Practitioners Act 15 of 1995 which effectively abolished the distinction in Namibia between attorneys and advocates (which was inherited from South Africa) and made all such persons legal practitioners.

During May 2010, Metcalfe Legal Practitioners changed its name to Metcalfe Attorneys as a result of the split up of the Partnership at the time. Mr Metcalfe has been involved in a number of high profile matters in which outstanding results have been obtained for clients.

Mr Florian Beukes became partner in the Firm on 1 June 2015. As from 1 January 2020, the Firm’s name was changed to Metcalfe Beukes Attorneys and continues to practice as ‘Lawyers with Bite’.

'It is our mission to provide our clients with honest service of the highest quality at all times and to continue to strive to be one of the leading law firms in Namibia and to maintain our international profile'


Metcalfe Attorneys provides general legal services over a broad spectrum which is accentuated by the qualifications and the diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills possessed by the various legal practitioners at Metcalfe Attorneys.

It should, nevertheless, be noted that special emphasis is placed on commercial work, more particularly on labour law, company law, competition law, intellectual property law, international trade law, banking law, administrative law, local government law, family law, property law, the law of contract and criminal law.

As a result of the public’s perception of the quality of the professional service rendered at Metcalfe Attorneys, the firm has achieved one of the highest public profiles in Namibia. It currently has a client base of over 3 500 clients, which includes multi-national companies, corporations, individuals and local authority councils and municipalities. 

Areas of Practice and fee structure

Our corporate fee ranges from N$ 1000.00 – N$ 2 500.00 per hour depending on the nature and complexity of the work and seniority of the legal practitioner. This fee excludes VAT, the cost of counsel and all disbursements (such as telephone, fax, email, postage and petties etc).

Disbursements are billed in accordance with the Law Society of Namibia fee guidelines.Prior to engaging counsel, fee estimates are obtained and these are approved by the client prior to such engagement.

Banking & Insurance Law
Administrative & Labour Law
Contract & Company Law
Criminal Law
Family Law




Mr Metcalfe is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa where his services are regularly used in high profile criminal matters as a consultant.  Due to time constraints he has ceased direct representation of clients in South Africa.  He however regularly attends to corporate matters in South Africa.

Mr Metcalfe’s international credentials extend to the extent that he was approached to become the Honourary Consul of the Czech Republic in 2000.  After due diligence by the security apparatus of both Namibia and the Czech Republic he accepted the appointment as Honourary Consul of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Namibia.  He served in such position from 2001 to 2005 when he resigned as a result of work pressure.

Mr Metcalfe in his zeal to develop young legal practitioners and ensure growth of the legal professional, promoted Mr Beukes to Managing Partner of the Windhoek Office, effective as from 1 June 2015.



Mr Beukes holds a B-Juris and Bachelors of Law degree (Honors) from the University of Namibia. Mr Beukes also obtained a Management Development Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch and is expected to complete his Master’s Degree in Commercial Law with the University of South Africa in 2021. He specialises in Corporate and Commercial Law as well as competition law, employment law and civil litigation. Mr Beukes has more than seven years corporate experience hence he was previously employed as legal consultant at Trustco Insurance Ltd (Legal Shield), as group legal officer at United Africa Group (Pty) Ltd and as a legal advisor/company secretary at Namibia Airports Company Ltd.

Mr Beukes passed his Legal Practitioners Qualifying examinations, cum luade as the best student and is a published author in the 2012 Namibian Law Journal issue. Mr Beukes did his articles with Metcalfe Attorneys and has been in the firm’s employment since 2013. He regularly provides legal services to high profile corporate clients and litigates in various complex civil litigious matters.



5 Bahnhof Street
1st Floor
City Center
E-mail :
Tel: +264 61 402 368
Fax: +264 61 402 361
P.O.Box 28013 Windhoek

Walvis Bay


C/o 11th Road & Hage Geingob
Nechvile Building
Office 1.8
Walvis Bay
Tel: +264 64 217150
Fax: +264 64 217160
P.O.Box 846 Walvis Bay



Desert Plaza Humpie Plichta
Street Office No.7
Tel: +264 63 224 088
Fax: +264 63 224 090

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