Litigation Law

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 seven directors, two professional assistants, one associate and two executive consultants. In addition the department has various specialised units dealing in particular areas of law.


Professional Assistant

Wendy Shabalala is an Attorney in Venn’s Litigation Department. She specialises in Road Accident Fund, Medical malpractice matters.

Nida Jooste - Associate - Venns Attorneys

Nida Jooste


Nida Jooste, an Associate in our Litigation Division, focuses on general litigation, insurance and banking law.

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.

Kirsten-Ann Toohey

Professional Assistant

Kirsten-Ann Toohey is an attorney in Venns Public Law and General Litigation department. She provides legal advice and litigious representation for several public sector clients and ensures that the public law department runs efficient and successful arbitrations and adjudications.

Joe Askew

Professional Assistant

Joe Askew, is a professional assistant in our Litigation Division.

Imraan Chohan


Imraan Chohan is a professional assistant in our litigation division, specialising in civil litigation.

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.

Doc Louw

Executive Consultant

is the head of our Litigation division and practices in the banking law, commercial and general civil litigation fields including matrimonial and related disputes. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Town Planning Appeals Board.

Craig Blackmore


Craig is a director who is currently within the Specialized Recoveries Team aimed at debt collection for corporates and individuals alike. He is also an experienced
attorney in criminal law and general litigation, both though within his
sphere of expertise.

Andries Geyser

Executive Consultant

Andries Geyser’s legal skills are varied, with experience in most fields, however his preferred areas of practice include commercial work, insolvency enquiries and litigation