The Trust Consultancy

+2782 219 9772   ·

Mon – Fri 09:00-17:00

Highly expert individuals

The Trust Consultancy

Have you built a successful career and life, but still feel uncertain about whether your loved ones and business associates will be taken care of in the long run? Do you aspire to create a lasting legacy that will be remembered for generations to come? 

Our Directors at The Trust Consultancy

With over 80 years of combined experience in their Fields you are in Trusted Hands.  

Trust Consultancy - Zelda Vermeulen

Director & Co Founder

Zelda Vermeulen is an experienced attorney and conveyancer with over 30 years of practice in South Africa and abroad. She specializes in estate planning, trusts, drafting of wills, administration of estates, and is a registered business rescue practitioner. Zelda holds degrees in BLC, LLB, and LLM from the University of Pretoria, and is a member of the Legal Practice Council, Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa, and Financial Intelligence Centre.

Trust Consultancy - Jacobus van der Merwe

Director & Co Founder

Jacobus van der Merwe is a seasoned insurance expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in safeguarding his clients’ assets from SARS, creditors, natural disasters, and other unforeseen events using trusts, wills, and appropriate legal frameworks.

Trust Consultancy - Gerhard Dreyer

Director & Co Founder

Gerhard Dreyer is an experienced attorney and conveyancer with over 31 years of practice. He is the founder of Dreyer & Dreyer Attorneys, a family-owned business, and has extensive experience in all fields of law, particularly in litigation, commercial law, liquidations, and sequestrations, as well as estates and wills. He is also a member of the Legal Practice Council.

Our Service Areas

At Trust Consultancy, we offer a range of expert services to help you plan for the future, manage your assets, and protect your interests. Our experienced team of professionals specializes in administration of deceased estates, estate planning & wills, trusts, business administration, and business rescue. We are committed to providing personalized, professional service to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.


The Trust Consultancy provides that personal touch when a loved one passes away. We understand that it is a difficult period for those remaining behind. We personally take you through the process, whilst explaining how the administration will be done. Let our team of experts handle the paperwork and manage the winding up of the estate for you, enabling you to concentrate on the more crucial issues while you cope with the loss.


A trust is a structure into which assets are transferred, which is then administrated by trustees, on behalf of the beneficiaries, in accordance with the trust instrument, which could be a trust deed, a will or a court order. A trust can generally be used either for private benefit or a charitable purpose. In South Africa, private benefit trusts are used mainly to protect personal and business assets and to preserve wealth.

(Deceased estates)

Sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, legal intervention is needed to ensure the administrating process of the estate is correctly executed. We can assist in lodging a late claim against the estate; lodging a maintenance claim on behalf of the “surviving partner”; advise on the validity of the will or managing any disputes over a deceased estate.


Planning of an estate is an important component in ensuring the wealth you created throughout your lifetime is preserved and distributed according to your wishes and that your loved ones are looked after financially after you pass away. A will ensures that your assets and personal possessions are divided between the individuals according to your wishes. The will should be a valid and up to date will.We also specialise in worldwide and offshore wills.


When someone passes away and the deceased had a business, the remaining partner very often does not have the knowledge or expertise to run such a business.Our Business Advisory Services, with a wealth of experience, is ready to help you through this difficult period to help you make an informed decision on the future of the business.We shall make a thorough analysis of the business and present you with the results and help with the decision making process.


Facing financial difficulty and struggling to keep your business afloat? Trust Consultancy's business rescue services can help you turn your business around. Our experienced team of professionals will assess your company's financial situation, develop a restructuring plan, and guide you through the process of saving your business. We specialize in business rescue, debt restructuring, and insolvency law, with a proven track record of success. Trust us to help you navigate these challenging times and emerge stronger than ever before.

How It Works

Understanding the process of estate planning, trust creation, and business rescue can be complex and overwhelming. That’s why at Trust Consultancy, we’ve streamlined our approach to make it as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through each step of the process, from initial consultation to implementation and beyond. Discover how we can do this in 3 easy steps.


During the initial consultation, we take the time to get to know you and understand your unique needs and circumstances. We believe that each client is different, and we strive to provide personalized advice and solutions tailored to your specific situation. Our experienced consultants will ask you questions about your financial and legal goals, assets, liabilities, and family structure, among other things, to help us identify any potential areas of concern or opportunities for improvement. We will also explain our services and fees and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to establish a relationship built on trust and transparency, where you feel confident that we have your best interests at heart.


During this step, our team of experts will work with you to identify your specific needs and goals. We will analyze your unique situation and develop a customized plan that aligns with your objectives. Our team will collaborate with you to develop an effective strategy that takes into account your resources, timelines, and budget. We believe that a well-crafted strategy is key to the success of any project, and we are committed to delivering a plan that sets you up for success.

Take Action

To Take Action, is the crucial phase where the strategies developed are implemented to achieve the desired outcomes. This is where the team at Trust Consultancy puts the plan into action, working closely with clients to ensure that everything is executed efficiently and effectively. This includes reviewing legal documents, setting up trusts, drafting wills and contracts, as well as any other necessary actions required to achieve the goals. The team takes pride in guiding clients through the process and ensuring that everything is done correctly and on time. Trust Consultancy works closely with clients to ensure that they are fully informed throughout the process and that all their questions are answered.

Office Locations

3 Convenient Locations at your service around Pretoria. Call one of our branches to book an appointment. 


The Trust Consultancy 23 George Storrar Dr, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181
+27 82 375 5023


Suite#1, 1st Floor Block B South Glen Gables Office Park Corner & January Masileila, Lynnwood Rd, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, 0081
+27 82 219 9772


3 Bailey St, Midstream Estate, Olifantsfontein, 1692
+2782 923 3151

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