De Klerk and Van Gend celebrated Women’s day lasty month by hosting a breakfast for all of our female clients. Zelda la Grange, former private secretary to Mr Nelson Mandela, captivated our guests with the interesting life lessons that she learnt from Madiba, which include being a person of integrity and never being late to arrive at an event!Catherine Warr was admitted as an attorney in the High Court and we look forward to the part that she will continue to play in ensuring that De Klerk and Van Gend delivers excellent service to its clients. She is currently practising in the litigation department at our Claremont offices and, together with Stephen Duffett, also assists our clients with surrogacy law matters.
In a case that was the first of its kind, we assisted a couple to take both civil and criminal action against a defendant who had intimidated and humiliated the couple due to their sexual orientation and succeeded in claiming damages for the couple.
A number of us attended the Kaapstad Sakekamer where the ‘Business Leader of the Year 2015’ was announced. Mr Arthur Gillis acts as the Chief Executive Officer of Protea Hotels, which was bought over last year by Marriot International, the largest hotel company in Africa,.
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