Lesley is a Director at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and the Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm which renders a range of specialised litigation, labour and dispute resolution services to clients. He has more than 10 years’ experience in employment law, litigation, liquor licensing and occupational health and safety.
From his university years Lesley displayed a keen interest in litigation, commencing his legal career practising in criminal and civil litigation before moving towards employment and labour relations, where he has established himself as a leading labour and industrial relations specialist in the Free State. Finding solutions and backing that up with an impeccable success rate, is what makes Lesley a sought after labour and employment dispute specialist.
Lesley has for a number of years been a part-time lecturer at the University of the Free State, lecturing students in the Master’s Degree Programme, post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law and advanced certificate in Labour Law. He has also previously lectured at the School for Practical Legal Training.
Lesley has represented higher education and parastatal institutions in high profile employment law related matters, matters often receiving significant media coverage.
Lesley is intimately involvement with the management of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and is a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. Lesley also serves on the executive committees of both the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (Free State) and the South African Society for Labour Lawyers (Free State), as well as the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board of Control.
When at leisure and not spending time with his family, Lesley relishes being active and enjoying his broad music collection.
LL.M (cum laude)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Board of Control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund
Free State Law Society
National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL)
South African Society for Labour Lawyers (SASLAW)
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Part time lecturer at the University of the Free State