Japie is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group servicing a wide variety of clients. Japie specialises and focus primarily on commercial disputes, insurance law as well as debt collection. Japie has also gained extensive experience in Business Rescue and shareholders disputes. Japie is passionate about life and approaches law in the same way, bringing tenacity and a ‘can-do’ approach to every task or challenge at hand.
Japie completed his B.Com (Law) and LLB degrees at the University of the Free State, achieving exemplary results in his studies. During his articles, he also excelled as a litigant, finishing second overall in the national litigation competition of the Law Society of the South Africa’s LEAD Law School programme.
During his five years post admission experience Japie has refined his litigation skills dealing with complex disputes working under pressure and ensuring that his clients’ needs are met. With a positive approach and eager to learn Japie sets himself apart from competitors tailoring the approach to the client’s specific needs.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Legal Practice Council Free State
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Radio interviews on Med FM and RSG
Honours & awards:
Second in National Litigation competition of the Law School of South Africa’s LEAD Law School Programme (2016)