Adrian is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Practice Group working primarily in the firm’s BEE consulting division and providing a range of commercial and consulting services to clients, including assisting with corporate restructuring and practical compliance solutions.
Adrian has always enjoyed expanding his knowledge and found in law the ideal career to do this in. Studying at the University of the Free State, Adrian not only excelled academically, but was also employed as a research assistant. After completing his LL.B degree, Adrian undertook community service at the UFS Law Clinic and completed the practical legal training course with distinction as well as being admitted as an attorney. After his admission, Adrian initially remained involved at the Law Clinic providing a range of legal services to indigent members of the community. During this time he was also involved in several part-time lecturing positions where he taught various courses in legal practice, procedural law, ethics and medical law. Soon thereafter, Adrian joined Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and worked as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, specialising in Magistrate Court civil and commercial litigation.
With his demonstrated work ethic, research skills and a broad interest in commercial matters, Adrian was reallocated to the Commercial Practice Group to become involved in the growing BEE advisory division of the firm. With his well-rounded knowledge of the law and the ability to think on his feet and help clients explore solutions for their businesses, Adrian quickly cemented himself as one of the senior advisors in the division. True to his thirst for knowledge, Adrian continues to expand his knowledge and commercial understanding of the law and recently completed his Higher Diploma in Taxation.
When not in the office, Adrian is a capable pianist and enjoys classical music, good food and travelling when opportunity allows.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Junior Lecturer: UFS Faculty of Law (2012)
Junior Lecturer: UFS School of Nursing (2010 – 2012)
Part-time Lecturer: UFS School of Medicine (2010 – 2012)
Lecturer: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development: National Diploma in Legal Interpreting (2011 – 2013)
Speaker: International Community Engagement Conference: The Changing Role of South African Universities in Development
Honours & awards:
School for Legal Practice: Certificate for Outstanding Performance
School for Legal Practice: Best Student in Constitutional Practice
Faculty of Law Trophy for Outstanding Moot Court Skills
Jacobus Buys prize for Best Student in Criminal Law