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DIRECTORS

Redvers Lee

Chairman

Redvers is the current chairperson of the firm. He is a specialist conveyancer with substantial experience in transfers, bonds, servitudes, property developments and sectional title schemes. He was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1985 and as a notary public in 2000.

Craig Blackmore

Director

Craig is a director in the Litigation department and leads the Specialised Recoveries team. This team is primarily tasked with debt collection for corporates and individuals alike. He is also an experienced attorney in criminal law. However, over the past five years, his practice has developed to focus more on general litigation where corporate entities form the basis of his client base.

Tim Brown

Director

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

Hiresen litigates extensively on behalf of the public sector and insurers, and has dealt with several high-profile, high-value matters. He brings an enthusiastic and practical approach to solving client problems, and has specialist skills in administrative, procurement, insurance and maritime law.

Keran Henwood

Director

Keran Henwood is a director in our Property Division. She works in all areas of general conveyancing, dealing predominantly with local transfers and estate agencies.

Nida Jooste

Director

Nida Jooste is a director in our litigation department. Her practice has a strong focus on banking and finance law, foreclosures, specialised debt collection and disciplinary and regulatory compliance for legal practitioners. She has acted for clients in a variety of sectors and industries, including private individuals as well as commercial entities including Banks.

Zandile Luthuli

Director

Zandile is a practising Attorney and Director at Venns Attorneys specializing in Road Accident Fund Litigation and Medical Negligence.

Lauren Maltby

Director

Lauren Maltby is an admitted attorney, conveyancer, and notary public, and is a director in the property department.

Nosipo Mgojo

Director

Nosipo Mgojo is a director of the Conveyancing Division. She joined the firm in 1997 and was admitted as an Attorney & Conveyancer in 1999 and as a Notary public in 2001. She is experienced in the registration of servitudes, local transfers, bonds and property development transfers.

Mohammed Motala

Director

Mohammed Motala is a Director at Venns and Head of the litigation department. He specialises in commercial and financial litigation.

Mohammed has extensive experience in High Court litigation, mediation, and arbitration with an emphasis on banking, commercial evictions, recovery of high-value debt, complex and high-value contractual disputes, corporate disputes, property-finance-related disputes, and general contractual claims.

Hannah Szudrawski

Director

Hannah Szudrawski holds a B.Com LLB (UKZN), as well as a diploma in Deceased Estates Practice (UNISA). She joined Venns in 1996, was appointed a director in 2003, and has headed the Trustee Division since then.

EXECUTIVE CONSULTANTS

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.

Doc Louw

Executive Consultant

Practises in our Litigation division and predominantly in the banking law, commercial and general civil litigation fields including matrimonial and related disputes. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Cordwalles Preparatory School.

Rob Pennefather

Executive Consultant and Debt Recoveries Manager

Rob Pennefather attended Rhodes University to complete both BA and B Comm degrees. He graduated with a LLB from the University of Natal and worked as a partner at Brokensha Meyer & Partners. Rob has extensive experience and theoretical knowledge of Civil Procedure in both the High Court and the Magistrates Court.

Guy Smith

Executive Consultant

Guy Smith is a unique attorney who has combined his legal expertise with practical experience. A developer of niche residential developments, such as Prince’s Grant, Gowrie and Garlington, a property lawyer and conveyancer with over 30 years experience.

ASSOCIATES

Imraan Chohan

Associate

Imraan Chohan is an associate in our litigation division, specialising in civil litigation.

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS

Joe Askew

Professional Assistant

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

Ayanda Chikwapa

Professional Assistant

Ayanda Chikwapa is a professional assistant in the Deceased Estates and Trust department which is headed by Hannah Szudrawski. Over and above her LLB, she holds a Deceased Estates Certificate from the University of South Africa.

Jessica Du Toit

Professional Assistant

Jessica Du Toit completed her articles at Henwood Britter and Caney, before joining AMC Hunter Attorneys. She has joined Venns' Public Law department and is enjoying honing her skills in this area.

Mdumseni Gambushe

Professional Assistant

Mdumseni Gambushe was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.

Nkululeko Mthembu

Professional Assistant

Nkululeko Mthembu was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.

Asandile Ndlela

Professional Assistant

Asandile Ndlela was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.

Mhlengi Ngcobo

Professional Assistant

Mhlengi Ngcobo was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.

Nonjabulo Nkabinde

Professional Assistant

Nonjabulo Nkabinde was admitted as an attorney in 2006.

Bakhulule Nomandwayi

Professional Assistant

Bakhulule Nomandwayi was admitted as an attorney in 2020 after completing articles at Venns.

Lervashni Padayachee

Professional Assistant

Lervashni Padayachee was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.

Wendy Shabalala

Professional Assistant

Wendy Shabalala is an Attorney in Venn’s Litigation Department. She specialises in Road Accident Fund, Medical malpractice matters. Wendy was admitted in August 2020.

Thamsanqa Sibiya

Professional Assistant

Thamsanqa Sibiya was admitted as an attorney in 2022 after completing articles at Venns.