Litigation

LITIGATION ATTORNEYS

Adams & Adams offers a wide range of specialist practice areas organised under the Commercial, Property and Litigation (CPL) department. The department has been in existence for many decades and has shown significant growth over the past few years.

The team currently comprises of eleven partners, three senior associates, six associates, nine professional assistants, with a large number of candidate attorneys, paralegals and other support staff.

OUR LITIGATION ATTORNEYS ASSIST WITH HIGH COURT ACTIONS AND APPLICATIONS, IN RESPECT OF DISPUTES INVOLVING:

  • Administrative law
  • Banking law (including commercial disputes, negotiable instruments, foreclosures and repossessions)
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Competition law
  • Constitutional law
  • Construction and engineering law
  • Contractual, corporate and commercial matters
  • Enforcement and protection of contractual and delictual rights
  • Family law and matrimonial disputes
  • Insolvency, including liquidation of companies and close corporations, and sequestration of trusts and individual users
  • Insurance law
  • Labour law and employment
  • Personal injury claims, including those arising out of motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, assault, actions of animals, ultra vires actions of the state, and cases of vicarious liability
  • Product liability, unfair business practices and consumer issues
  • Professional negligence claims including those arising out of a failure to fulfil a mandate or to discharge a duty of care by legal professionals, doctors and hospitals
  • Restraints of trade and unlawful competition
  • Statutory and regulatory matters (advice on and resolution of disputes with regulators)

Contact one of our litigation professionals

  • Andrew Molver

    Andrew Molver is a litigation specialist and a member of the firm’s dispute resolution team. He has particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law (including, public procurement law), regulatory law and general commercial litigation.

  • Danie Strachan

    Danie’s clients range from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to well-known multi-nationals. Clients often seek his advice regarding the establishment of an enterprise in South Africa, and he drafts and reviews agreements needed for their operations and to grow their businesses.

  • David Scheepers

    David is a partner in the CPL department with over 21 years’ experience. His specialities lie in matrimonial disputes and family law, personal injury law, medical negligence actions and third party claims.

  • Grégor Wolter

    Grégor leads a large team whose practice areas cover a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution legal facets (including resolving or litigating on contractual and commercial disputes, delictual and enrichment claims, handling shareholder and director disputes, enforcement of director duties and director liabilities, enforcing and defending restraint of trade covenants and unfair competition – in respect of which Grégor has successfully launched and executed a number of Anton Pillar applications).

  • Jac Marais

    Jac is a litigation specialist and represents public and private (local and international) clients in high end litigation in the High Court, Appeal Court, and Constitutional Court and specialist tribunals.

  • Jean-Paul Rudd

    Jean-Paul specialises in civil litigation with special emphasis on personal injury related matters, which includes Road Accident Fund, medical negligence, slip and fall and wrongful arrest claims, professional indemnity matters, and insurance related matters.

  • Leander Opperman

    Leander has 21 years’ post-qualification experience and his practice areas include commercial litigation and dispute resolution with special focus on specialised recoveries (most of his clients in this regard are banks), Construction Law (he advises developers and employers) and Insolvency and Company Law (here he acts for corporate entities and liquidators/receivers/trustees as well as creditors).

  • Nicolette Koch

    Nicolette Koch is a partner in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department of Adams & Adams. She has 13 years experience acting on behalf of clients in personal injury claims, inclusive of third party claims against the Road Accident Fund, medical negligence, assault, actions of animals, pothole cases, civil actions against the state and professional negligence actions against legal professionals, doctors and hospitals.

  • Thando Manentsa

    Thando is a partner and a commercial litigation specialist in the firm’s dispute resolution team. He obtained his LLB degree from WITS university in 2009 and has 6 years post qualification experience.

  • Demi Pretorius (née Cyster)

    Demi is an Associate in the commercial, property & litigation department in Pretoria. Her main area of focus is commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contract law.

  • Jean-Louis La Grange

    Jean-Louis has accumulated 17 years’ experience in the fields of personal injury law, medical malpractice and professional liability claims. Besides for being fluent in English, Afrikaans and German, he has a basic understanding and command of French.

  • Jevonne Le Roux

    Jevonne is a Senior Associate in our personal injury and insurance departments. She specialises in civil litigation with special emphasis in personal injury related matters, which include Road Accident Fund, medical negligence, slip and fall and wrongful arrest claims, professional indemnity and insurance related matters.

  • Kerry Lynne Wiers

    Kerry is a Senior Associate in the commercial, property and litigation department in Pretoria. She specialises in high court litigation with a specific focus on divorce, third party, medical negligence and personal injury claims.

  • Misha van Niekerk

    Shani is a senior associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation law department at Adams & Adams. She frequently appears in the Children’s Courts, Magistrate’s Courts and Regional Courts of South Africa on behalf of clients.

  • Richard Wiers

    Richard is a Senior Associate in the commercial, property and litigation department in Pretoria. He specialises in High Court Litigation with specific focus on medical negligence, third party and personal injury claims.

  • Shani van Niekerk

    Shani is a senior associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation law department at Adams & Adams. She frequently appears in the Children’s Courts, Magistrate’s Courts and Regional Courts of South Africa on behalf of clients.

  • Thembi Khoza

    Thembi Khoza is a Senior Associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation Department in Pretoria. She is a litigation attorney, practising in third party claim matters and medical negligence.

  • Aslam Patel

    Aslam Patel is an attorney in Adams and Adams employment law department. He specialises in general, individual and collective employment matters. Aslam has acted for clients in the public and private sectors in a variety of industries, including the mining, steel, transport, energy, banking, software, manufacturing, pension funds, sanitation, pharmaceuticals and nutrition industries.

  • Cohen Grootboom

    Cohen is an associate in the corporate and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution department.

  • Courtney Elson

    Courtney is an admitted attorney, and member of the Legal Practice Council. As an Associate in the CPL department, she practices in in personal injury law, third party claims, matrimonial disputes and family law.

  • Danel Campbell

    Danel is an associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department. She holds a BSc degree from Stellenbosch University as well as an LLB degree from the University of Cape Town.

  • Jessica-Jade Faint

    Jessica-Jade is an associate at Adams & Adams in the Commercial Property Litigation department specialising in delictual matters.

  • Mia de Jager

    Mia has gained broad experience in a number of fields but has focussed mostly on competition & anti-trust law, arbitrations and general commercial litigation.

  • Michael Bullock

    Michael is an associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department in Pretoria. He is a litigation attorney, practicing as such in Road Accident Fund claims, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Unlawful arrest and detention, as well as other Personal Injury Claims.

  • Monique Schrönen

    Monique is an associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department. She attained her LLB degree with distinction at the University of Pretoria in 2016. She was admitted as an attorney in 2019 and specialises in High Court Litigation, with her focus areas being personal injury and third party claims.

  • Mtho Maphumulo

    Mtho Maphumulo is an associate in the personal injury and insurance departments. He specialises in civil litigation with special emphasis on personal injury related matters, which includes, inter alia, Road Accident Fund, aviation claims, product liability claims, medical negligence, slip and fall and wrongful arrest claims, professional indemnity matters, and insurance related matters.

  • Mzwakhe Poswa

    Mzwakhe is an Associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department in Pretoria.

  • Nalo Gungubele

    Nalo has gained broad experience in a number of fields but has focused mostly on administrative and regulatory law. Nalo returned to Adams from Sweden in June 2018 after completing a year-long master’s degree in European Economic Law from Stockholm University.

  • Raznae Narayanasami

    Michael is an associate in the Commercial, Property and Litigation department in Pretoria. He is a litigation attorney, practicing as such in Road Accident Fund claims, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Unlawful arrest and detention, as well as other Personal Injury Claims.

  • Thandeka Mhlongo

    Thandeka Mhlongo is an associate the employment law department at Adams & Adams.

  • Yingisani Ndhlalose

    Yingisani is an Associate in the commercial, property & litigation department in Pretoria.

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