Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Thomson Wilks (Sandton)


  1. Stephen Thomson
    Years of Practice: 31     Position: Director

    Stephen was admitted in 1987. He specialises in commercial agreements and corporate matters, general, commercial, property and insurance litigation, as well as insolvency law. Stephen has also developed a substantial practise in the fields of mergers, acquisitions and structured finance and sits on ... click for more information

  2. John Small
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Director

    John Small - John joined Thomson Wilks in 2003. John focuses on commercial and all litigious matters of a corporate, commercial and general nature.John also has experience in various aspects of family law and insurance related litigation. click for more information

  3. Themba Shongwe
    Years of Practice: 11     Position: Director

    Themba was admitted as an attorney in 2007. He then joined JKL Ikaneng Attorneys as a professional assistant in the Civil and Commercial Litigation Department in 2007. In 2008 Themba decided to practise for his own account under the name and style of Serei Attorneys. In 2011 Themba joined the Legal... click for more information

  4. Kurt Wiehl
    Years of Practice: 18     Position: Consultant

    Kurt was admitted in 2000 and has developed a general High Court and Magistrate's Court litigation practice with expertise in commercial and corporate matters, family law and other general litigation. Other areas of interest include property law and property leasing. click for more information

  5. Tumisang Kgaboesele
    Years of Practice: 19     Position: Director

    Tumisang is a director of Thomson Wilks practising from its head office in Sandton.Tumisang graduated from the University of the Witwaterstrand with a B. Proc in 1995 and a LLB degree in 1997. In 1998 he received a Higher Diploma in Company Law and in 2000 obtained his LLM in Tax. In 2011 Tumisang c... click for more information

  6. David Bailes
    Years of Practice: 26     Position: Director

    David was admitted in 1992. He has experience as an entrepreneur and businessman in new business development; market and product development; property development and construction; call center development and management; software development, maintenance and licensing; corporate shareholder communic... click for more information

  7. Adam Mitchell
    Years of Practice: 18     Position: Director

    Adam Mitchell is a senior attorney specialising in divorce and family law cases throughout South Africa and internationally, focusing on the financial aspects of larger divorce matters, including claims against trust assets in a divorce by a husband or wife. In 2013 Adam merged his practice with the... click for more information

  8. Storm Harding
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Consultant

    Storm completed her articles at Thomson Wilks in 2010 and was admitted in 2011. She practised as a director at the Sandton office until August 2013 and is now based in Australia as a consultant to the firm. Storm has a general civil litigation practice, dealing primarily with High Court matters, wi... click for more information

  9. Safiyya Akoojee
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Director

    Safiyya commenced her career in the business world in 2001, as a director of a food manufacturing company which she successfully steered through a merger and acquisition. In 2007 Safiyya joined Dafasa Holdings advising on corporate strategy and succession planning. Safiyya joined Thomson Wilks Inc.... click for more information

  10. Ben Schmulian
    Position: Consultant

    Benjamin was admitted as an attorney in 1999. Benjamin is a commercial attorney with experience in commercial and general litigation. He has a special interest in technology and contract law and is experienced in the negotiation, drafting and review of a wide variety of specialist contracts in the f... click for more information

  11. Anny Lee
    Years of Practice: 4     Position: Consultant

    Anny completed her articles at Thomson Wilks and was admitted in 2014. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin as she has been actively involved in the Chinese community. In particular, she has been involved with the Nan Hua Temple and uses her bilingual abilities as a translator at various eve... click for more information

  12. Bartho Van Tonder
    Years of Practice: 9     Position: Consultant

    Bartho was admitted in 2009 after completing his articles in Nelspruit where he handled mostly litigious matters and his studies at UCT and Stellenbosch where he specialised in advanced company, competition, internet and incorporeal property law. He joined Thomson Wilks in 2011 after having worked ... click for more information

  13. Chantelle Hall
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Consultant

    Chantelle was admitted in 2013 after completing her articles at a firm based in Middelburg, Eastern Cape. She obtained experience in various fields during her articles namely debt collection, litigation, labour matters, criminal law and Wills & Estates. click for more information

  14. Claudette Dutilleux
    Position: Director

    Claudette joined Thomson Wilks in 2012 and was then appointed as a director in March 2016. Claudette's main areas of practice are commercial and general civil litigation and litigates in the Magistrates, Regional and High Courts. She has experience in commercial arbitra-tions and she intends to dev... click for more information

  15. Cheryl Loots
    Years of Practice: 42     Position: Consultant

    Cheryl Loots began her legal career as an attorney, having being admitted in 1976. She then became a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1978. She was appointed as an Associate Professor of Law in 1994 and served the University in this position until the end of 2002. In January 2003 s... click for more information

  16. David Britz
    Position: Associate

    David is a second year article clerk having commenced his articles with Thomson Wilks in 2015 under Stephen Thomson. David completed his B Comm. LLB degrees at the University of Johannesburg in 2013. In 2014 he completed his LLM in Commercial Law at the same institution, focusing on banking and cor... click for more information

  17. David Gauna
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Consultant

    David graduated (LLB) at the University of Pretoria in 2000, worked a number of in-house roles in established organizations (Embassy of Argentina, IBM, Adams and Adams) and was admitted as an attorney in 2012. In 2017 he was awarded his Masters degree in mercantile law having chosen banking law, com... click for more information

  18. Graham Wilks
    Years of Practice: 38     Position: Consultant

    Graham, one of Johannesburg's foremost commercial and corporate attorneys, was admitted in 1980. He has guided several companies to listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has been involved in numerous company mergers and acquisitions. He has a special interest in corporate finance and comme... click for more information

  19. John Hunter
    Years of Practice: 35     Position: Associate

    Mr Hunter was admitted as an attorney in early 1983 and specialized in business law, and was regarded as the businessman's attorney. Mr Hunter has an in-depth knowledge of agreements, High Court litigation, financial transactions, a wide knowledge of matters affecting business and also acts as an a... click for more information

  20. Julia Le Roux (Zhang)
    Years of Practice: 17     Position: Associate

    Julia has over 17 years of working experience in the major cities of China. She has obtained a diploma, MBA and LLB. She shall be the first female mainland Chinese attorney in South Africa. Julia has also published several translation works from English to Chinese, which include all the material fo... click for more information

  21. Marguerite Roux
    Years of Practice: 21     Position: Consultant

    Marguerite is an admitted attorney (LLB) with over 20 years' experience specialising in insolvency law, corporate recoveries and general commercial litigation. She completed two diploma courses in Insolvency Law and an advanced short course in Business Rescue Practice offered by UNISA and the Law So... click for more information

  22. Nichola Wolff
    Years of Practice: 11     Position: Consultant

    Nichola joined Thomson Wilks in 2011 and is a conveyancer and notary with more than 10 years experience. Nichola also deals with family law matters as well as wills and trusts. click for more information

  23. Olivia Perotti
    Position: Consultant

    Olivia graduated from the University of Pretoria with an LLB degree. She joined a reputable practice in Pretoria where she gained experience in family law and general litigation. In 2015 Olivia established her own law firm where she developed a busy immigration law practice in addition to her family... click for more information

  24. Renier Van Der Bank
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Consultant

    Renier graduated from the University of the North West in 2000 and was admitted as an attorney in 2002. He is a member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (‘FISA') which regulates deceased estate and trust practitioners. After having worked in the UK in 2003, Renier returned to South Af... click for more information

  25. Tanya Brenner
    Years of Practice: 29     Position: Consultant

    Ms Brenner was admitted as an attorney in 1989. She specializes in High Court litigation. Over the past twenty seven years, she has appeared frequently in the High Court, and has been involved in several high profile cases which have made new law. Ms Brenner is also a notary and conveyancer and has ... click for more information

  26. Yvette Janse van Vuuren
    Position: Conveyancer

    Yvette obtained her LLB degree (Cum Laude) from the University of the Free State in 2009. She was mentioned by the Law magazine "Without Prejudice" as one of the Top law Graduates in 2009 and received the Phatshoane Henney Group Honour Medal for achieving the degree Baccalaureus Legum (Cum Laude). ... click for more information