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Property Division

We produce sale agreements and handle transfers of properties, register bonds for banks and private clients, draft servitudes, handle the administration and registration of low cost housing schemes and provide specialist property advice to property developers and to the farming community.

Keran Henwood
– Professional Assistant

Lauren Maltby – Director

Guy Smith
– Director

 

Redvers Lee
– Director

 

Nosipo Mgojo
– Chairperson

 

Litigation Division

We do our best to resolve all our clients disputes promptly by giving solid practical advice at the outset with a view to avoiding unnecessary litigation. Disputes that cannot be resolved in this way are only pursued in court with a view to achieving results and adding value. Clients are assured of our integrity, confidentiality and cost-effective practical results. Our specialised Litigation department comprises five directors and three professional assistants. In addition the department has various specialised units dealing in particular areas of law.

Doc Louw
– Director

 

Rob Stuart-Hill
– Managing Director

 

Pat Dewes
– Director

 

Mohammed Motala
– Director

 

Liza Bagley
– Director

 

Craig Blackmore
– Associate

 

Carmen Schoon
– Professional Assistant

 

Commercial

Our corporate and commercial attorneys are business-minded and have a strong focus on providing practical advice and drafting contracts which are simple and comprehensible, without any loss of professionalism or precision. Our firm has committed to plain English drafting and our documents are well-structured and understandable. Our team is able to provide advice on a full range of commercial issues, and to draft or review commercial contracts.

Pat Dewes
– Director

 

Doc Louw
– Director

 

Tim Brown
– Director

 

Andries Geyser
– Executive Consultant

 

Keran Henwood
– Professional Assistant

 

Debt Recoveries

We offer a superior debt collection service through our Legal Recoveries teams. There is a seamless integration between the handover and commencement of legal recoveries. Our collections expertise spans over 60 years, with expertise across a broad spectrum of clients; these include the public sector, banks, retailers, schools, body corporates, medical facilities etc. The Debt Recoveries department is headed by Rob Pennefather as executive consultant.

Rob Pennefather
– Executive Consultant

 

Carmen Schoon
– Professional Assistant

 

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Debt Recoveries’ Paralegals From left: Asha Sookdeo, Hellen Donnelly, Velile Radebe, Maureen Krog, Ronitha Sarupen

Insolvency, Special Recoveries & Dispute Resolution

Our team offers a high degree of specialisation within the various units that make up our Insolvency and Special Recoveries / Dispute Resolution department, ensuring that clients get the best expertise when it comes to managing their specific needs.

Andries Geyser
– Executive Consultant

 

Mohammed Motala
– Director

 

Craig Blackmore
– Associate

 

Carmen Schoon
– Professional Assistant

 

Labour Relations

Venns’ Labour Law Team advises Companies and Senior Individuals on all aspects of labour law. We represent our clients in enquiries, mediations, arbitrations and litigation in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and the Labour Court. We assist our clients to resolve complex labour issues in both union and non-union environments.

Patrick Deale
– Consultant

 

Tim Brown
– Director

 

Hiresen Govender
– Director

 

Carlo Torino
– Candidate Attorney

Public Law

The attorneys in our Public Law department are specialists and are able to offer an informed and balanced approach to interaction and dispute resolution between private and public entities. Our range of skills within the department and firm ensure that we are able to provide fast and holistic legal solutions to our public sector clients.

Hiresen Govender
– Director

 

Tim Brown
– Director

 

Road Accident Fund

Our team of specialist attorneys are available and geared towards achieving optimum and outstanding results in minimal time without compromising on unparalleled legal services and advice. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) compensation is available to individuals who are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents on the road

Zandile Luthuli
Professional Assistant

 

Mohammed Motala
– Director

 

Rob Stuart-Hill – Managing Director

 

Trusts,Tax & Estates

Our team, led by Hannah Szudrawski, has the tools and experience to assist, no matter what your circumstances might be. Over the years John Wallace, Simon Francis and Hannah Szudrawski have helped many clients get their affairs in order, giving them peace of mind. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills can all have a role to play in an estate plan tailored to your specific needs.

Hannah Szudrawsky
– Director

 

John Wallace
– Consultant

Simon Francis
– Consultant