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Admission to Society:
Cape Bar: 1 December 1992
Johannesburg Bar: 1 May 2018

BA (Law) University of Stellenbosch
LLB University of Stellenbosch
MSc (Construction Law and Dispute Resolution) King’s College London

Areas of practice:
Construction and engineering disputes, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution

Extensive experience across a diverse range of construction, engineering, information technology, mining and related commercial disputes, both local and international.

Notable high-value engineering disputes have included a TBM tunnel in Lesotho, a large quarrying and marine breakwater project of the east coast of South Africa, an underground tunnel in a South African harbour and various gas turbine, wind, solar and coal-driven power generation projects and involved all of the standard form engineering contracts such as the FIDIC Red Book (4th edition and 1999 edition), Yellow Book, Silver Book, the White Book, the GCC, the NEC as well as the Orgalime forms.

In-depth experience of building disputes, with projects ranging from international convention centres to new multi-storey developments, mixed developments and luxury offshore resorts for international investors. In-depth experience of the JBCC standard form and the PROCSA form.

Acted as High Court Judge and enjoyed appointments as adjudicator, arbitrator, appeal arbitrator and legal expert.

Having originally qualified and practiced as an attorney, joined the Bar in 1992.

International member of Keating Chambers, London.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Awarded the Philip Raner Arbitration Club prize during the course of MSc (Construction Law and Dispute Resolution) studies at King’s College London.
Co-founder and current chairperson (2013-2019) of the Society of Construction Law for Africa
Regular speaker at international and domestic construction and international arbitration law conferences, including the SCL International Conferences in Brazil and Chicago, the Fidic Africa Conference in Johannesburg, the SCL Africa Conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, construction law and international arbitration conferences in Mauritius and the Keating-Pinsent Masons construction law conference in Johannesburg.

Contact details:
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Mobile: +27 (0)82 771 1223
Cape Town chambers: +27(0)21 422 1802
Maisels chambers: +27(0)11 535 0800
Keating Chambers London: +44(0)20 7544 2600