Public Law

Our Public Law Division has been providing a dedicated service to the public sector since 1997. As a result, we understand the unique needs, legislative framework, political imperatives and risks of the public sector environment. Our specialisations include legislative drafting; public sector employment law; public sector litigation; procurement; contracts; regulatory frameworks and the managing of legal projects in the public sector environment. Our experience and expertise also allows us to act for a number of private sector clients with public sector aligned interests and businesses.

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.

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.

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.