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. Willie Coetzee
    Position: Partner

    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

  3. Jennifer Finnigan
    Position: Partner

    Jennifer is a commercial and competition law specialist who is experienced in negotiating and drafting a variety of contracts. She also advises on competition law including mergers (dealing with notification requirements and approval applications) and compliance issues, including competition complia... click for more information

  4. David Warmback
    Position: Partner

    Having built up extensive expertise in property development whilst in the Conveyancing and Property Law department, David now concentrates on commercial work with a property flavour. David is a specialist in share block and sectional title developments and other immovable property transactions. He i... click for more information

  5. Nick Theunissen
    Position: Partner

    Nick concentrates on commercial and financing transactions, company law, competition law, and taxation. He has considerable experience with international mergers and take-overs, and is regarded as one of the few experts in South Africa on sugar industry law. Nick also specialises in water supply and... click for more information

  6. Erika Holmes
    Position: Partner

    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

  7. Anton Lockem
    Position: Partner

    Anton's experience includes all aspects of tax law including the areas of corporate structures, international transactions, property transactions, employee benefit structures and design, dispute resolution, capital gains tax, employees' tax, VAT, funds, trust and other fiscal statutes click for more information

  8. Ian Sampson
    Position: Partner

    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

  9. Bruce Armstrong
    Position: Partner

    Bruce concentrates on trade and corporate litigation and he has been involved in a number of petroleum related disputes. He further specialises in horse racing related disputes, both domestically and internationally. click for more information

  10. Simon Chetwynd-Palmer
    Position: Consultant

    Simon deals with general commercial matters and also deals with general civil litigation including defamation law and insurance law. click for more information

  11. Estelle De Wet
    Position: Partner

    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

  12. Andrew Donnelly
    Position: Partner

    Head of the Litigation Department; Partner; Member of the Shepstone & Wylie Board. Andrew deals mainly with commercial and construction disputes in the High Court and arbitration forums. He represents a number of major contractors and clients in both the construction and engineering fields. Andrew ... click for more information

  13. Judy von Klemperer
    Position: Partner

    Judy deals with general civil litigation in both the Magistrate's Court and the High Court. She has a special interest in commercial litigation and has represented a number of clients in the manufacturing industry in respect of both contractual and delictual claims. click for more information

  14. Shane Dwyer
    Position: Partner

    Position in Firm: Partner. Shane is an experienced maritime and international trade lawyer who also deals with ‘wet work' (collisions, salvage, groundings and wreck removals), general admiralty claims and arrests, shipbroking, ship building and finance as well as air law. Customs advice and l... click for more information

  15. Krish Reddy
    Position: Partner

    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 various other maritime matters including protection and indem... click for more information

  16. Quintus van der Merwe
    Position: Partner

    Position in Firm: Partner, Head of International Transoport, Trade & Energy, Head of Customs & Excise Division, Quintus specialises in maritime and international trade law. Quintus also heads up the Customs department, which specialises in a wide range of import, export and related customs services... click for more information

  17. Bev Nelson
    Position: Partner

    Head of Conveyancing and Property Law Department, Partner, Member of the Shepstone & Wylie Board . Bev concentrates on all aspects of property including commercial and industrial property transactions, sectional title transactions, notarial bonds, leases and servitudes, subdivisions and consolidati... click for more information

  18. Sifiso Msomi
    Position: Partner

    Sifiso concentrates on all aspects of property, including sectional title transactions, notarial bonds, leases and servitudes and general conveyancing. click for more information

  19. Samantha Davidson
    Position: Partner

    Samantha acts as principal officer for a number of large self-administered funds. Apart from advising on pension issues and representing employers and funds in legal proceedings in court and pension fund adjudicator cases, she has a wealth of practical experience concerning fund management, duties o... click for more information

  20. Michael Maeso
    Position: Partner

    Position in Firm: Head of the Employment and Pension Law Department; Partner. Specialisations and interests: 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 wher... click for more information

  21. Vusi Nkosi
    Position: Partner

    Position in Firm: Head of Local Government and Administrative Law Department; Partner Specialisations and interests: Vusi specialises in local government and administrative law and serves as a legal advisor to a wide spectrum of local government and other public sector clients. He also conducts ge... click for more information

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Claire Cowan
    Position: Partner

    Claire specialises in company and consumer protection law and has experience in property related transactions and the drafting of a variety of commercial contracts. Claire has assisted many clients in credit related matters and is interested in computer and information technology legislation and leg... click for more information

  25. Verlie Oosthuizen
    Position: Partner

    Verlie specialises in employment law litigation. She has an interest in constitutional law particularly land rights, rural tenure and land claim issues and was involved in the development of provincial legislation on this aspect of law while at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. click for more information

  26. Andrew Staude
    Position: Partner

    Andrew specialises in commercial litigation as well as tax litigation and disputes against SARS. Andrew has a special interest in all facets of disputes in relation to the Tax Administration Act, including objections, alternative dispute resolution hearings and appeals to the tax court. Andrew has ... click for more information

  27. Candice Eve-Friis
    Years of Practice: 11     Position: Partner

    Candice has practiced for seven years as a family law attorney and specialises in matters pertaining to parental rights and responsibilities, contact and care, children's rights, maintenance enquries, domestic violence applications, divorce, civil unions/ domestic partnerships, international child a... click for more information

  28. 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

  29. 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 Banking and Property related litigation and represents clients in both delictual and contractual matters. click for more information

  30. Zama Mgwedli
    Position: Partner

    Zama joined the International Transport, Trade & Energy department from the Legal and Policy Division of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Her expertise includes inter alia, valuations, rules of origin, tariff determinations, detentions and seizures, post clearance audit and investigations, ... click for more information

  31. Kate Oosthuizen
    Position: Partner

    Kate specialises in family law and deals with divorce, maintenance, domestic violence and matters of custody and access. click for more information

  32. Nerisha Besesar
    Position: Partner

    Nerisha specialises in litigation and has developed an affinity for both High and Magistrate Court matters in respect of the National Credit Act, consumer protection, restraint of trade and other commercial disputes. She also has an interest in debt recovery, particularly in relation to levy and ren... click for more information

  33. Andrew Parsons
    Position: Partner

    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

  34. Siya Mkhize
    Position: Partner

    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

  35. David Coleman
    Years of Practice: 27     Position: Partner

    Having spent 10 years in the Structured Finance and Leveraged Finance departments of local and international banks, David specialises in banking and finance transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, property finance and preference share finance. David has extensive experience in sec... click for more information