Andrea is an associate attorney in the litigation practice group at the firm. Since joining our firm as a candidate attorney in 2017, Andrea has practised civil litigation in the Magistrate’s Court using her Toastmaster’s skills refined during her days in the litigation practice.
Andrea studied a LL.B degree at the then Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Throughout her LL.B studies, Andrea displayed strong leadership and management skills and was actively involved with the NMMU Law Students Society. Andrea held positions on the subcommittee and the executive committee of the Law Students Society before being elected as chairlady in her final year of studies. During her tenure, the Society named the NMMU Academic Society of the Year and NMMU Overall Society of the Year. One of the highlights of her involvement was being invited to attend the LL.B Summit to discuss the future of the LL.B qualification in South Africa, in Johannesburg. The Summit was hosted by the South African Law Deans’ Association, the Law Society of South Africa and the General Council of the Bar. After completing her LL.B, Andrea was employed by the NMMU Law Faculty as a teaching and research assistant and lectured the first year legal skills modules for law students.
Her previous employment in academia has developed her affinity for legal research and the drafting of legal opinions at the initial stages of engaging with clients. Andrea works closely with colleagues in other departments, understanding that a multi-disciplinary approach is often the best course of action for an effective solution. Andrea also serves on the firm’s marketing committee.
Andrea is originally from Johannesburg, but completed matric at Kingswood College in Grahamstown. She is a classically trained clarinettist and pianist, having completed her Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music grade 8 in clarinet and grade 7 in piano. Whenever possible, Andrea enjoys travelling and broadening her horizons, firmly believing that it helps her develop a better understanding of her clients.
Banking and finance
Corporate and commercial litigation
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Business Women’s Association
Greyvensteins Givers Gain Campaign
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Nelson Mandela University International Law Students Association Workshop Facilitator in Drafting Legal Opinions and Legal Memorandums 2017
Junior lecturer in Procedural Law at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2016
Teaching and research assistant lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2014 and 2015
Honours & awards:
Service Award to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Faculty of Law for 2013 and 2014
Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursary Recipient 2013