Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Shepstone & Wylie (Durban)

  1. Nigel Woodroffe
    Position: Managing Partner

    Nigel Woodroffe joined the partnership in 1989 and headed the Employment Law Department for a number of years before he was elected as Managing Partner of Shepstone & Wylie in July 2005. In 2005 Nigel was elected to the office of Managing Partner, a decision based on the fact that there had been tr... click for more information

  2. Anton Lockem
    Position: Partner - Head of Tax

    Anton's experience includes all aspects of tax law, including assisting clients with disputes against SARS, tax litigation, corporate structures and reorganisation, international transactions, property transactions, employee benefit structures and taxation, capital gains tax, employees' tax, all VAT... click for more information

  3. Jennifer Finnigan
    Position: Partner

    Jennifer is a commercial, compliance and competition lawyer. She has assisted local and multinational clients with complaint investigations by the Competition authorities, regularly deals with merger filings and advises on antitrust compliance issues. Jennifer is experienced in negotiating and dra... click for more information

  4. David Warmback (MBE)
    Position: Partner

    David is a general commercial attorney specializing in immovable property transactions. Having built up extensive expertise whilst in the property services and conveyancing department, David concentrates on corporate and commercial work with a property flavour. He is a specialist in share block, se... click for more information

  5. Erika Holmes
    Position: Partner - Head of B-BBEE

    Erika specialises in commercial law and tax law and is currently completing her Masters' degree in tax law. Erika has a wide range of experience in corporate transactions and structures. In addition, she has expertise in broad-based black economic empowerment issues and tax litigation. click for more information

  6. Estelle De Wet
    Position: Partner - Head of Family Law

    Estelle is head of the family law team. She specialises in family law and deals with Ante Nuptial Contracts, maintenance enquiries, domestic violence, custody, access, divorce, civil unions / domestic partnerships and all aspects of the new Children's Act and other related matters. Her work extends... click for more information

  7. Siya Mkhize
    Position: Partner - Head, Local Government & Administrative

    Siya specialises in environmental, clean energy, health and safety law providing legal advice to both private and public sector clients. He has specialist knowledge in environmental, health and safety law compliance and is a lead auditor for SHE Compliance audits conducted for various multinational ... click for more information

  8. Quintus van der Merwe
    Position: Partner - Head of Shipping / Logistics / Customs

    Quintus specialises in customs & excise, trade remedies & logistics. He was initially part of the S&W shipping team concentrating on contracts of affreightment, charter parties and general admiralty work. While still backing up the shipping team, and now heads up the Shepstone & Wylie Customs team. ... click for more information

  9. Judy von Klemperer
    Position: Partner - Head of Litigation

    Judy deals with civil litigation and contractual disputes primarily in the High Court, but also the Magistrates' Court, as well as matters referred for mediation, arbitration and adjudication. She has a special interest in construction disputes, contractual disputes and, PAJA review applications and... click for more information

  10. Andrew Parsons
    Position: Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial Law

    Andrew is a specialist commercial attorney. He concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder structures, shareholder relationships, corporate governance, general corporate law advice and banking and finance transactions. Andrew regularly advises clients on matters relating to corporate and ... click for more information

  11. Sifiso Msomi
    Position: Partner - Head of Property & Conveyancing

    Sifiso concentrates on all aspects of property, including sectional title transactions, notarial bonds, leases, servitudes and general conveyancing. Sifiso is a member of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) and its former Deputy Chairman, a former member of the KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Developmen... click for more information

  12. Ian Sampson
    Position: Partner - Head of Environmental & Clean Energy Law

    Position in Firm: Heads up the Environmental and Clean Energy Law Department. Ian is a specialist environmental lawyer advising clients in both the public and private sector on a range of environmental and sustainability issues. Ian assists companies in a number of industries, including mining and ... click for more information

  13. Bruce Armstrong
    Position: Partner - Head of Equine Law

    Bruce concentrates on trade and corporate litigation and he has been involved in a number of petroleum related disputes. He further specialises in equine & sport related disputes, both domestically and internationally. Bruce has also dealt with a number of tender litigation matters. click for more information

  14. Willie Coetzee
    Position: Consultant

    Willie concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, taxation, competition law and corporate governance. He also advises a number of major corporate clients on strategic issues within a commercial context. Willie has a special interest in alternative dispute resolution and has been both an arbitrator an... click for more information

  15. Verlie Oosthuizen
    Position: Partner - Head of Social Media Law

    Verlie specialises in all aspects of employment law, as well as social media law (which team she heads up) and Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) compliance. She specialises in: Disciplinary hearings Employment equity Bargaining and collective rights Conciliations and arbitrations in t... click for more information

  16. Krish Reddy
    Position: Consultant - Maritime Law

    Krish has extensive experience in all aspects of maritime law, including admiralty claims, cargo claims, salvage, collisions, oil pollution, charter party disputes, crew claims, disputes between ship owners and mortgagees, ship arrests and protection and indemnity related cases. Krish acts on behalf... click for more information

  17. Andrew Donnelly
    Position: Partner

    Andrew is an experienced lawyer having practiced for over 30 years. He has been the Head of the Litigation Division at Shepstone and Wylie for the last 20 years. He is principally a commercial dispute lawyer practicing and appearing in arbitration and court forums. He has specialized in construction... click for more information

  18. Samantha Davidson
    Position: Partner - Head of Pension Law

    Samantha is the lead partner in Shepstone & Wylie's pension law and employee benefits team with over twenty years' experience. She is an independent trustee of a large hybrid pension fund and principal officer for several retirement funds. Apart from advising on major pension issues and representing... click for more information

  19. Michael Maeso
    Position: Partner - Head of Employment Law

    Michael concentrates on all aspects of industrial relations and employment law litigation. He spent a year practicing employment law with a prominent London-based international law firm, where he was involved in the employment aspects of a number of multi-jurisdictional transactions and claims to th... click for more information

  20. Tony Edwards
    Position: Partner

    Tony spent 4 years in the South African Navy and 18 years in the local maritime industry with the Rennies Group (now Bidfreight). He left Rennies in 2006 as Managing Director of marine surveyors Rennie Murray & Co (Pty) Ltd. Tony served his articles of clerkship at Shepstone & Wylie under Shane Dwye... click for more information

  21. Bev Nelson
    Position: Partner - Proproperty & Conveyancing

    Bev concentrates on all aspects of property including commercial and industrial property transactions, sectional title transactions, notarial bonds, leases and servitudes, subdivisions and consolidations and general conveyancing. As a notary public, she has executed over 4,000 notarial deeds. Bev h... click for more information

  22. Justin Bagwandeen
    Position: Partner

    Justin specialises in commercial litigation, his areas of specialisation include : advising and representing companies, shareholders and directors in litigious disputes, contractual disputes of all types, advising and representing clients in relation to the Consumer Protection Act, property related ... click for more information

  23. Claire Cowan
    Position: Partner

    Claire specialises in company and consumer protection law and has experience in advising on and drafting a variety of commercial contracts, including sale and lease agreements, joint venture and shareholders agreements, licence agreements, and trading terms and conditions. Claire has assisted many c... click for more information

  24. Candice Eve-Friis
    Years of Practice: 17    Position: Partner

    Candice has over 17 years of family law experience and specialises in all matters pertaining to divorce, custody, parental rights and responsibilities, access or contact, children's rights, antenuptial contracts, maintenance enquiries, domestic violence applications, harassment applications, civil u... click for more information

  25. Carlyle Field
    Position: Partner

    Carlyle specialises in pension fund law. He has advised a number of large retirement funds and principal officers on pension and other employee benefits issues, including the conversion of funds from defined benefit to defined contribution, pensioner outsourcing arrangements, the formulation of surp... click for more information

  26. Janine Smith
    Position: Partner

    Janine deals with civil litigation in both the High Court and the Magistrate's Court. She has a special interest in land restitution, property and commercial related litigation and has represented clients in both delictual and contractual matters. click for more information

  27. Kate Oosthuizen
    Position: Partner

    Kate has completed a divorce mediation course with Legal Education And Development (LEAD). Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution that has become mandatory in certain family related matters in our courts' division. She is also qualified in drafting parental plans, parental rights and respon... click for more information

  28. Nerisha Besesar
    Position: Partner

    Nerisha has over 10 years' experience in general and commercial litigation. Nerisha litigates in both the Magistrates and High Courts relating to debt recovery, property issues including evictions and tax litigation. She also advises clients on matters relating to anti-competitive behaviour, consum... click for more information

  29. Chrichan de la Rey
    Position: Partner

    Chrichan assists clients with disputes against SARS. She is also specialises in: tax litigation; expat tax and South African residency; corporate structures and reorganization; international transactions; sale structuring and transactions; Public Benefit Organisation registrations; capital ... click for more information

  30. Felicia Christian
    Position: Partner

    Felicia is a Partner in the Litigation team. She has experience in civil litigation in both the High Court and Magistrates Court including: Contractual disputes Property disputes Tender disputes Insurance Litigation Litigious debt recovery Delictual claims Liquidations Sequestrations Revi... click for more information

  31. Taryn Hunkin
    Position: Partner

    Taryn was previously employed by a leading pre-shipment inspection company, where she dealt with inter alia tariff classification and valuation for exports to other countries. Taryn has been with the team since 2007f, assisting in customs advice and administration. Service on Boards and Association... click for more information

  32. Siphesihle Ngubane
    Position: Partner

    Sihle is a Partner in the Shipping and Logistics department, specialising in Customs and Excise matters (indirect tax). Before joining the firm, he spent several years at SARS in the Tariff Head Office Division and was also a member of the Customs National Appeal Committee. Sihle deals with all Cust... click for more information

  33. Chuma Vabaza
    Position: Partner

    Chuma is a highly experienced employment law specialist with a particular interest in industrial relations and employment litigation matters. Chuma was appointed as a Senior Legal Advisor at the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the Motor Industry Bargaining Council, where he was responsible for coordinating ... click for more information

  34. Amanda Zwane
    Position: Partner

    Amanda is a Partner in the Litigation Department. She has experience in the High Court and also in the Magistrates Court . She focuses on Civil and Local Government Litigation and in both areas, she is well versed with dispute resolution which include, contract, tender and property disputes. Her sk... click for more information

  35. Cameron Wilson
    Position: Partner

    Cameron specialises in employment law. His experience in this field lies in the areas of unfair dismissals, unfair labour practice disputes, strikes, restraints of trade, retrenchments and other forms of dismissal. click for more information