Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Woodhead Bigby Attorneys (LaLucia Umhlanga)


  1. Scott Bigby
    Years of Practice: 25     Position: Director

    Scott joined the firm in 1977. He was the third consecutive generation Bigby to have been admitted to practice in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, having served articles of clerkship under his late father, Huntly Bigby, who was the firm's senior partner at the time. He became a partner in 1984. Scott ... click for more information

  2. Richard Haslop
    Years of Practice: 28     Position: Director

    Richard was admitted as an attorney in 1981, joined WB Inc in 1990 and became a partner in 1991. He specialises in labour and employment law and industrial relations and lectures in and compiles the national course notes for the labour dispute resolution course at the Law Society of South Africa's S... click for more information

  3. Ian Johnson
    Years of Practice: 21     Position: Director

    Ian was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1988 and joined WB Inc in 1991. He specialises in property transactions, with a particular interest in shareblock conversions, new developments relating to sectional title projects and high volume affordable housing townships. Ian is married to Ly... click for more information

  4. Joanne Taylor
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Director

    Joanne was admitted as an attorney in 1993 and joined WB&I in that year. She is also a conveyancer and notary public. Joanne practises in the conveyancing department, dealing with mortgage and notarial bonds, conventional, sectional and township transfers and servitudes. Her interests and hobbies in... click for more information

  5. Yadhya Bissasser
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Director

    Yadhya was admitted as an attorney in 1996 and qualified as a conveyancer in 2000. She joined WB&I in 2001. Yadhya is married to Suren and they have two children. Her interests include reading. click for more information

  6. Russell Clyde Macdonald
    Years of Practice: 22     Position: Director

    Russell was admitted in March 1987. Before joining WB Inc in 2004, he practised as a Senior Partner in the firm of Laing Frank and MacDonald, which he co-founded. He is involved in all areas of civil litigation and arbitration with a particular emphasis on commercial, insurance, procurement and con... click for more information

  7. John Bisset
    Years of Practice: 51     Position: Consultant

    John was admitted as an attorney in 1958 and as a conveyancer and notary public in 1963. He joined Woodhead Bigby Inc. as a partner in 1990. John has practised as a conveyancer for most of his career. He is presently WB Inc.'s client relationship consultant. He is married to Jill and they have three... click for more information

  8. Samantha Subiah
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Director

    Samantha was admitted as an attorney in July 2004 and as a conveyancer in May 2009. She has an International Diploma in Intellectual Property from the College of England & Wales and joined WB Inc in July 2010. She practises in the specialised litigation department. She has specialised in short-term... click for more information

  9. Thareshini Naidoo
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Associate

    Thareshini joined WB&I Inc in 2011 as a candidate attorney. She was admitted in March 2012 and practises as an associate in the commercial and insurance litigation department. She obtained her Ll.B. qualification at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. click for more information

  10. James Bigby
    Position: Director

    James is a fourth generation lawyer and joined WB Inc in 2010. He was educated at Kearsney College and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College). He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and is an attorney with right of appearance in the High Court. James joined WB Inc's board of directors in 201... click for more information

  11. Claudia Harris
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Associate

    Claudia is an attorney who specializes in Wills and deceased estates. She joined WB Inc in 2012 and practices in the firm's Wills and Estates department. Her interests include watching live music; adventure travel and fine dining. She has two Persian cats. click for more information

  12. Sean Barrett
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Director

    Sean was admitted as an attorney in 2012 and joined Woodhead Bigby Inc in 2013. He has right of appearance in the High Court and practices in the firm's commercial litigation department. He specializes in High Court litigation with a particular emphasis on Banking and Credit Law, and Bank-related r... click for more information

  13. Dylan Rhodes
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Associate

    Dylan is an attorney and conveyancer who specializes in conveyancing. He joined WB Inc in 2013 and practises in the firm's conveyancing department. His interests include music, where he plays guitar and sings in a band in his spare time. He also enjoys playing league squash for Berea Rovers. He... click for more information

  14. Jan Schoeman
    Years of Practice: 40     Position: Executive Consultant

    Jan was admitted in 1978 and joined WB Inc in 2014. He practises in the firm's commercial law department, and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, finance and trust law. His interests include reading, hiking and physical exercise. click for more information

  15. Kovi Naidoo
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Director

    Kovi is an attorney and conveyancer who specializes in High Court litigation. She joined Woodhead Bigby Inc in 2012 and practises in the firm's commercial litigation department, focusing on foreclosures. click for more information