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Mtho Maphumulo

Senior Associate | Litigation Attorney

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About me

Mtho Maphumulo graduated at UKZN with several distinctions, academic awards, and Dean’s Commendations. During this period, he served active leadership roles in many student organisations, including the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter, Students for Law and Social Justice. Upon completion of his LLB degree, he joined Adams & Adams, wherein he served his 2 years of articles.

Mtho Maphumulo is a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution department with a specific focus on insurance and financial sector law matters. Mtho is a co-founder of the insurance department in the firm, and he represents internationally renowned insurance companies, insurance underwriters, intermediary firms, corporate institutions, and individuals. He represents, litigates, and advises clients on a broad spectrum of insurance and financial sector laws cases. He further does extensive regulatory work for financial service providers.

An enthusiastic litigation specialist, Mtho has been involved in complex cases in the Supreme Court of Appeal, various High Court divisions, various Regional Courts, various Magistrates’ Courts, Financial Sector Regulatory bodies. In all these forums, Mtho has enjoyed incredible success. Mtho prides himself in being a solution-oriented litigation strategist that delivers excellent service in a cost-effective manner.

He is a frequent speaker and commentator on legal issues pertaining to insurance and financial sector laws. Mtho is an avid reader and legal writer with several published articles. Mtho’s work has been published in many publications, both nationally and internationally, including, inter alia, Without Prejudice, Lexology, BusinessBrief, GoLegal, Risk Alert Bulletin, The Star; Pretoria News; The Cape Argus; The Daily News, a Compile of Legal Sources by European Centre for Security Studies, etc. Additionally, Mtho frequently contributes and comments on a variety of legal issues on various radio stations and television. Mtho prominently featured in several media interviews at the height of adversity resulting from Covid-19, the 2021 July civil unrest, and the 2022 KZN floods.

Mtho has extensive litigation experience having previously been in the personal injury department. In this department, Mtho dealt with personal injury related matters including, inter alia, , product liability, medical law, slip and fall, wrongful arrest, unlawful detention, professional indemnity, Road Accident Fund, PRASA, etc.

  • Insurance dispute resolution and litigation (all types of insurance)
  • Financial services disputes
  • Financial sector regulatory bodies
  • Regulatory complaints
  • Insurance fraud matters
  • Product liability cases

Academic Record

  • Certificate in Medical Law (First Class, A+) – L.E.A.D | 2018
  • LLB – University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College | 2015


  • Admitted Attorney | 2018 (with the Rights of Appearance in the High Court)


  • Insurance Institute of Gauteng
  • Pretoria Attorneys Association
  • Gauteng Attorneys Association
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member

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