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Nick Alp
Lawyer
Nick Alp was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nick Alp

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
Jane Andropoulos
Lawyer
Jane Andropoulos was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jane Andropoulos

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Jones Antunes
Lawyer
Jones Antunes was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jones Antunes

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Craig Assheton-Smith
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Craig Assheton-Smith was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig Assheton-Smith

Assheton-Smith Ginsberg Inc.
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
John Bell
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John Bell was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John Bell

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Darryl Bernstein
Lawyer
Darryl Bernstein was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Darryl Bernstein

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Eugene Bester
Lawyer
Eugene Bester was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eugene Bester

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Theo Buchler
Lawyer
Theo Buchler was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Theo Buchler

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Tony Canny
Lawyer
Tony Canny was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tony Canny

Lawtons Africa
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Miles Carter
Lawyer
Miles Carter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Miles Carter

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Insurance Law Litigation
Tony Chappel
Lawyer
Tony Chappel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tony Chappel

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Litigation Insurance Law Construction Law Litigation
Pieter Conradie
Lawyer
Pieter Conradie was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Pieter Conradie

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation Product Liability Litigation
Julia Ferraz-Cardoso
Lawyer
Julia Ferraz-Cardoso was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Julia Ferraz-Cardoso

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Gavin Fitzmaurice
Lawyer
Gavin Fitzmaurice was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gavin Fitzmaurice

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Tim Fletcher
Lawyer
Tim Fletcher was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tim Fletcher

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Grant Ford
Lawyer
Grant Ford was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Grant Ford

Bernadt, Vukic, Potash & Getz Attorneys
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation Arbitration and Mediation
Thabile Fuhrmann
Lawyer
Thabile Fuhrmann was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thabile Fuhrmann

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Kathryn Gawith
Lawyer
Kathryn Gawith was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kathryn Gawith

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Cecil Gelbart
Lawyer
Cecil Gelbart was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Cecil Gelbart

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Andrew Ginsberg
Lawyer
Andrew Ginsberg was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew Ginsberg

Assheton-Smith Ginsberg Inc.
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Tim Gordon-Grant
Lawyer
Tim Gordon-Grant was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tim Gordon-Grant

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
Michael Gradidge
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Michael Gradidge was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael Gradidge

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Michael Hart
Lawyer
Michael Hart was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael Hart

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Insurance Law Arbitration and Mediation Construction Law Corporate Law
Sue Hayes
Lawyer
Sue Hayes was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sue Hayes

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
David Hertz
Lawyer
David Hertz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Hertz

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Adriaan Hoeben
Lawyer
Adriaan Hoeben was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Adriaan Hoeben

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Mohamed Junaid Husain
Lawyer
Mohamed Junaid Husain was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mohamed Junaid Husain

Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Merlita Kennedy
Lawyer
Merlita Kennedy was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Merlita Kennedy

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Errol Knowles
Lawyer
Errol Knowles was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Errol Knowles

Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Haroon Laher
Lawyer
Haroon Laher was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Haroon Laher

  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Deon Lambert
Lawyer
Deon Lambert was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Deon Lambert

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Daniel Le Roux
Lawyer
Daniel Le Roux was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Daniel Le Roux

  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Andrew Legg
Lawyer
Andrew Legg was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew Legg

Van Hulsteyns
  • Location:
    Sandown, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Peter Leon
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mining Law Project Finance and Development Practice Litigation
Manisha Maganbhai-Mooloo
Lawyer
Manisha Maganbhai-Mooloo was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Manisha Maganbhai-Mooloo

Mphela & Associates Attorneys Inc.
  • Location:
    Pretoria, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Corlett Manaka
Lawyer
Corlett Manaka was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Corlett Manaka

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Senzo Mbatha
Lawyer
Senzo Mbatha was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Senzo Mbatha

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
James McKinnell
Lawyer
James McKinnell was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James McKinnell

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Burton Meyer
Lawyer
Burton Meyer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Burton Meyer

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Dario Milo
Lawyer
Dario Milo was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Dario Milo

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation
Leslie Mkhabela
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Leslie Mkhabela was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Leslie Mkhabela

Mkhabela Huntley Attorneys Inc.
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Lavery Modise
Lawyer
Lavery Modise was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lavery Modise

Lawtons Africa
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Labor and Employment Law
Rishaban Moodley
Lawyer
Rishaban Moodley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rishaban Moodley

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
Aslam Moosajee
Lawyer
Aslam Moosajee was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Aslam Moosajee

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Hugh Moubray
Lawyer
Hugh Moubray was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Hugh Moubray

Spoor & Fisher
  • Location:
    Pretoria, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Intellectual Property Law Litigation
Mongezi Mpahlwa
Lawyer
Mongezi Mpahlwa was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mongezi Mpahlwa

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Nick Muller
Lawyer
Nick Muller was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nick Muller

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Callum O'Connor
Lawyer
Callum O'Connor was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Callum O'Connor

Allen & Overy LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Kim Rew
Lawyer
Kim Rew was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kim Rew

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Gerhard Rudolph
Lawyer
Gerhard Rudolph was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gerhard Rudolph

Allen & Overy LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation
Anton Schelhase
Lawyer
Anton Schelhase was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Anton Schelhase

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
David Scholtz
Lawyer
David Scholtz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Scholtz

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation
Robert Scott
Lawyer
Robert Scott was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert Scott

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Shaviv Singh
Lawyer
Shaviv Singh was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Shaviv Singh

Poswa Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Andrew Strachan
Lawyer
Andrew Strachan was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew Strachan

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Colin Jeffrey Strime
Lawyer
Colin Jeffrey Strime was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Colin Jeffrey Strime

Fluxmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation
Lisa Swaine
Lawyer
Lisa Swaine was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lisa Swaine

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
SJ Thema
Lawyer
SJ Thema was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

SJ Thema

Lawtons Africa
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Rebecca Thomson
Lawyer
Rebecca Thomson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rebecca Thomson

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Zithu Twala
Lawyer
Zithu Twala was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Zithu Twala

  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
George van Niekerk
Lawyer
George van Niekerk was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

George van Niekerk

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation
Lourens van Staden
Lawyer
Lourens van Staden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lourens van Staden

Tabacks
  • Location:
    Parktown, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Eben van Wyk
Lawyer
Eben van Wyk was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eben van Wyk

Spoor & Fisher
  • Location:
    Claremont, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Intellectual Property Law Litigation
Trevor Versfeld
Lawyer
Trevor Versfeld was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Trevor Versfeld

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation
Veronica Vurgarellis
Lawyer
Veronica Vurgarellis was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Veronica Vurgarellis

Lawtons Africa
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Sharon Wapnick
Lawyer
Sharon Wapnick was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sharon Wapnick

Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti and Partners
  • Location:
    Sandown, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
Peter Whelan
Lawyer
Peter Whelan was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Peter Whelan

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation
Lawyer
Des Williams was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Des Williams

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Telecommunications Law Construction Law Litigation Arbitration and Mediation
Jonathan Witts-Hewinson
Lawyer
Jonathan Witts-Hewinson was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Jonathan Witts-Hewinson

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation
Craig Woolley
Lawyer
Craig Woolley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig Woolley

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Durban, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Insurance Law
Martin Yudaken
Lawyer
Martin Yudaken was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Martin Yudaken

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation
John Zieff
Lawyer
John Zieff was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John Zieff

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation Definition

Litigation involves the bringing or defending of a lawsuit.

Legal proceedings can be instituted either by way of application or action. In application proceedings the dispute is set out in a series of affidavits exchanged between the parties and the Court will then determine the dispute on the basis of the affidavits alone. No oral evidence is led. Certain requirements must accordingly be fulfilled in order for legal proceedings to be brought by way of application, the most important of which is that the dispute must be capable of being determined with reference only to the affidavits presented by the parties. If there is a dispute of fact between the parties which would require oral evidence in order to be resolved, then the matter is not capable of being determined on the affidavits and legal proceedings ought then to be brought by way of action.

In action proceedings the material allegations necessary to sustain a cause of action are set out in the summons and the defence to the summons is set out in a plea. The allegations made in the summons must then be proved on a balance of probabilities. This is done by way of oral evidence by and cross-examination of witnesses who can attest to the facts and witnesses who can dispute the facts at a trial hearing in Court.

For the majority of disputes, legal proceedings can be instituted either in the Magistrates Court or the High Court, depending on the nature of the dispute, the relief claimed and, if applicable, the monetary value of the claim. Decisions of the Magistrates Court are subject to appeal to the High Court and decisions of the High Court are subject to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal. There are also a number of specialised courts that deal with specialised areas of law, such as the Income Tax Courts and the Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court, amongst others. The Constitutional Court is the highest Court in South Africa and decides constitutional matters and any other matter, if the Constitutional Court grants leave to appeal on the grounds that the matter raises an arguable point of law of general public importance that ought to be considered by that Court. 

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Litigation involves the bringing or defending of a lawsuit.

Legal proceedings can be instituted either by way of application or action. In application proceedings the dispute is set out in a series of affidavits exchanged between the parties and the Court will then determine the dispute on the basis of the affidavits alone. No oral evidence is led. Certain requirements must accordingly be fulfilled in order for legal proceedings to be brought by way of application, the most important of which is that the dispute must be capable of being determined with reference only to the affidavits presented by the parties. If there is a dispute of fact between the parties which would require oral evidence in order to be resolved, then the matter is not capable of being determined on the affidavits and legal proceedings ought then to be brought by way of action.

In action proceedings the material allegations necessary to sustain a cause of action are set out in the summons and the defence to the summons is set out in a plea. The allegations made in the summons must then be proved on a balance of probabilities. This is done by way of oral evidence by and cross-examination of witnesses who can attest to the facts and witnesses who can dispute the facts at a trial hearing in Court.

For the majority of disputes, legal proceedings can be instituted either in the Magistrates Court or the High Court, depending on the nature of the dispute, the relief claimed and, if applicable, the monetary value of the claim. Decisions of the Magistrates Court are subject to appeal to the High Court and decisions of the High Court are subject to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal. There are also a number of specialised courts that deal with specialised areas of law, such as the Income Tax Courts and the Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court, amongst others. The Constitutional Court is the highest Court in South Africa and decides constitutional matters and any other matter, if the Constitutional Court grants leave to appeal on the grounds that the matter raises an arguable point of law of general public importance that ought to be considered by that Court.