Labour Law

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


Patrick Deale, a consultant to the firm supporting our Labour Law Department practice. He has a national reputation for dealing with Unions and labour disputes and is assisted by Carlo Torino.

Hiresen Govender - Director - Venns Attorneys

Hiresen Govender


Hiresen Govender joined Venns in 2007 and acts for a number of public sector clients including, state owned entities, municipalities, provincial departments, statutory bodies, and tertiary institutions. His areas of focus are litigation and drafting in commercial, procurement and regulatory matters.

Mohammed Motala - Director - Venns Attorneys

Mohammed Motala


Mohammed Motala is a Director in Venn’s litigation, commercial, dispute resolution and insolvency department. He is also a liquidator on the National Panel of Liquidators in South Africa and a certified Business Rescue Practitioner.

Tim Brown - Director - Venns Attorneys

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.