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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 Commendation. 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 insurance and personal injury departments. Mtho has enjoyed incredible success in assisting clients with cases relating to the aforesaid areas of speciality. These are the areas in which he enjoys a great reputation which is evidenced by his several media engagements. An avid legal writer, 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. In addition, Mtho is also a frequent contributor and commentator on a variety of legal issues on various radio stations and television. Mtho conducted several media interviews at the height of adversity resulting from Covid-19, the 2021 July civil unrest, and the 2022 KZN floods. Further to these, he is regularly invited to deliver talks and lead discussions around insurance and personal injury issues.

Insurance practice
Mtho is one of the co-founders of the Business Insurance Repudiation Department in the firm. Mtho handles a wide range of insurance cases including among others – providing advice to corporates and individuals on repudiated insurance claims; investigating and litigating on insurance matters; defending corporates that are sued for insurance related matters.

Mtho further acts for insurance brokers, agency firms/companies, financial institutions, and several other intermediaries. In this regard, Mtho also assists clients with lodgement of referrals and complaints to the Financial Services Providers Ombudsman Office (FAIS complaints); submissions to the Short Term Insurance Ombudsman Office, etc.

Mtho’s practice provides a broad spectrum of services including, inter alia, short- and long-term insurance services; third party recoveries; liability and risk assessment before and/or during litigation, facilitating amicable dispute resolution, instituting or defending civil claims stemming from professional and personal liability.

Personal & 3rd party practice
Mtho also specialises in personal injury related matters, which includes, inter alia, Road Accident Fund, aviation, product liability, medical negligence, slip and fall, wrongful arrest, professional indemnity and related matters.

Further, Mtho specialises in claims against PRASA/Metrorail.

  • Insurance dispute resolution and litigation
  • Insurance intermediary dispute resolution and litigation
  • Professional Indemnity disputes
  • Personal Injury claims
  • Road Accident Fund
  • Aviation claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Medical negligence
  • Slip and fall
  • Wrongful arrest & unlawful detention

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)


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Gauteng Attorneys Association (GAA) – Member
  • Pretoria Attorneys Association (PAA) – Member

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