Voted Best South African Labour Litigation Firm 2017 &
Sustained Excellence Award for Labour Law Adjudications 2017
We select our team members with the utmost care to ensure that our clients are provided with services by professionals who are self-motivated and driven with passion, in order to exceed every expectation.
Anton Bakker is a former acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa. He co-authors the preeminent employment law publication by LexisNexis ‘Principles and Practice of Labour Law’. Anton is a visiting lecturer of the University of Pretoria. Graduating with a Master’s degree in Labour Law from the Potchefstroom University [now University of North-West] in 2000 after he obtained the degrees B.Proc and LLB. Anton has studied at the Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium and participated in the activities of the ILO in Genève, Switzerland. Anton has completed the Certificate in Pension Funds Law at the UNISA Centre for Business Law and recently done an Advanced Certificate in Admin Law at the Mandela Institute School of Law, University of Witwatersrand.
Hardus Lee joined the firm as a Senior Associate in January 2015 and was promoted to Director in May 2017. Hardus has achieved degrees in B.Com (Law) and LLB at the University of Pretoria. After he was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2005, Hardus pursued a more specialised involvement in the field of industrial relations and labour law legislation while working for an employer’s organisation. Hardus enjoys an inherent knowledge and expertise of the labour industry and has appeared as counsel in numerous CCMA and Labour Court suits.
Lwazi Mafuna joined our team as a candidate attorney. He holds a BA Law from the University of the North West, and an LLB from the University of Pretoria. Recently Lwazi obtained an Advanced Certificate in Labour Law cum laude from the University of Pretoria.
Vuyiswa Miya obtained her LLB and a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. She was admitted as an Attorney in 2010. Throughout her career, Vuyiswa has gained knowledge and experience in various aspects of law. She has represented clients at the CCMA and Bargaining Councils. She has been invited as a speaker to various labour workshops.
Boipelo completes our professional team. After obtaining her LLB from the University of the North West. She began her legal career as a judges’ clerk in the Mafikeng High court, and furthered her career as a legal intern for a consulting company. Boipelo has contributed articles to the various legal publications, and is currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Labour Law, with the University of Pretoria.