About us

Coutts Fraser & Associates is an East London based practice, servicing the East London area and surrounds.

Whilst we cover civil law litigation, our focus of practice is Family Law. Our partners use their collective knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We are fiercely committed to our client’s best interests and we resolve to approach all matters practically and with our client’s needs, both emotional and financial) at the fore.


Maintenance Assistance & Education

Children's Court Parental Rights and Access

Antenuptual Contracts and Parenting Plans

Domestic Violence & Harrassment Orders

Divorce Litigation & Mediation

Mediation in the area of Family Law

Civil Litigation

Drafting of Commercial Contracts


Jenny Fraser : Director

Jenny began her career in 2007 and practised as a professional assistant with a firm in East London until the beginning of 2020 when she partnered up with Tammy to form Coutts Fraser & Associates.

Jenny obtained her LLB degree through UNISA having majored in the advanced elective subjects of Criminal Law, Forensic Medicine, Advanced Family Law and Civil Litigation.

Having a passionate commitment to justice and having been exposed to all fields of law, her present fields of expertise involve all Family Law related matters and Civil Litigation as well as correspondent work accepting instructions from other firms of attorneys who have matters falling within the jurisdiction of the East London area.


Battle for maintnenance
28 January 2017
Zandile* paints a harrowing picture as she speaks from outside the maintenance office in the East London Magistrate’s Court, her hands restlessly playing with prayer beads...

SA’s child support shame
14 July 2014
Cape Town - Today the wait outside court has been eight hours. But after four years of fighting and not a single cent of maintenance paid, this mother is used to enduring long waits for the 5-year-old she calls her “princess”...

A Critical analysis of the implementation of the Maintenance Act
13 March 2014
Difficulties experienced by the unrepresented public in the Maintenance Court as a result of the poor implementation of the Act...



15 Schultz Street, Nahoon, East London, South Africa