Tim Brown



Tim practices principally in the areas of contract and commercial law, public sector law and labour law. He provides commercial and other legal advice to large, medium and small businesses, entrepreneurs, tertiary educational institutions, municipalities, public entities and government departments.

Tim’s focus is on drafting and vetting a wide variety of commercial contracts and other legal documents, including policies and legislative materials.

Tim has also chaired corporate investigations and boards of inquiry into incidents involving injury, loss of life and high-value property loss.

Drawing on his MBA, Tim is able to provide practical, business-orientated advice and input. He also has project management expertise, which he has applied to a range of high-profile legal projects.

Tim has a strong interest in plain language legal drafting, and strives to produce simple, yet professional documents. He enjoys training and has presented seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics, including commercial contracts, black economic empowerment, procurement, consumer law and health and safety.


1994 - 2003
Legal Officer, Development and Services Board
2004 - 2005
Attorney, Venn Nemeth & Hart Inc
2005 - present
Director, Venns Attorneys


Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of KwaZulu-Natal
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) University of KwaZulu-Natal
Master of Business Administration (cum laude) University of Stellenbosch

Other Positions Held

2010 – present Trustee, The Emma Barter House

2014 – member of the Board of Governors, Clifton Preparatory School

Articles by Tim