Webber Newdigate was established in 1978 in Maseru, Lesotho by the partners at the time of Webbers in South Africa. Webber Newdigate has since developed into the largest law firm in Lesotho.
The firm provides legal services to mining companies, government authorities, insurance companies, banks, para-statal organizations, and various stakeholders in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, such as international construction companies, professional advisory firms, and consortiums.
The firm acts for local and international clients, including large multi-national firms and international law firms, acts as local counsel in a wide range of international projects, and assists foreign businesses who are seeking to enter the Lesotho market or are established in the country and require on-going legal services.
The firm is also a founder member of Lex Africa, an alliance of leading African Law firms specializing in all aspects of commercial and corporate law. Formed in 1993, Lex Africa is Africa’s first and largest legal alliance effectively covering the entire continent.
Webber Newdigate is the largest law firm in Lesotho and winner of the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award since 2009.
The firm is also listed in Chambers Global.
Significant cases include Major constitutional challenges, election cases, financial institution investigations, arbitrations, large commercial transactions, liquidations, privatizations, etc.