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Warburton Attorneys Inc

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Warburton Attorneys was established in 2000 and specialises in the dynamic field of sustainability law, focusing on environmental law, energy law, mining law and policy as well as occupational and mine health and safety law. All of Warburton Attorneys' professional staff have Masters degrees in Environmental Law and general experience in sustainability law as well as their own areas of particular specialisation. 

Warburton Attorneys provides a full range of legal services and advice on sustainability-related legal issues, whether for purposes of general environmental legal compliance, risk assessments, for new developments or projects including renewable energy projects, for specific commercial transactions or as a consequence of pending or current litigation.

We further provide dispute resolution services on environmental matters including High Court litigation and arbitration as well as initiating, and responding to environmental appeals on behalf of clients. We provide these services in conjunction with specialist advocates who have many years of experience in environmental matters.

We work for a broad range of clients including other law firms, environmental consultancies, large industrial and mining clients, developers of renewable energy projects, small to medium-sized industrial operations, government agencies and private nature reserves.


Catherine Warburton
Managing Partner

About Our Clients

Warburton Attorneys works on sustainable development law and policy issues for a broad range of clients including: environmental consultancies, large industrial and mining clients, small to medium sized industrial operations, non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international agencies and government.  

Warburton Attorneys is a Johannesburg based law firm that is 100% South African women owned. We provide specialist advice on environmental, mining, energy, occupational and mine health & safety legal issues.  

In particular we assist with:  

  • Due diligence investigations;
  • Contractual advice;
  • Safety, health and environmental legal auditing and compliance assessments;
  • Risk assessments;
  • Legal opinions; and
  • Litigation and arbitrations.  

For further information regarding projects or experience in a particular area or discipline please contact us.  

Warburton Attorneys collaborates with IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd, a sustainability legal consultancy


Catherine Warburton
Managing Director
Samantha Phillips
Office Manager

Firm Practice Areas

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law

Office Locations

South Africa

South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

53 Dudley Road

Corner Bolton Avenue


Johannesburg 2193

South Africa

27 11 447 6848

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