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Gerhard van NiekerkGerhard was born in Toronto, Canada and matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium.
After completing his BA.LL.B. Degree at the University of Stellenbosch he joined the Department of Justice, first as a Prosecutor in the Magistrate’s and Regional Courts, and later as a Magistrate in the Magistrates' Court.
Gerhard joined the firm in 1994, as a Candidate Attorney. On his admission as an Attorney in 1996, he became a Professional Assistant. He was appointed as a Director of the firm on 1 April 1999.
Gerhard is based at the Tyger Valley branch and specialises in all aspects of commercial law, matrimonial law, banking law, law of contracts and various commercial litigation in the High Court. He acts on behalf of major banking groups, private school entities, insurance companies, IT companies as well as various small and medium businesses and has been involved in various BEE companies since their inception.
Gerhard’s interests include running, cycling, and the great outdoors.
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May 26, 2022
On 11 May 2022, the Gauteng High Court delivered a landmark judgment in the case of Greyling v Minister of Home Affairs and others, which has declared Section 7(3)(a) of […]
May 4, 2022
The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in so far as it […]
November 3, 2021
Types of Marriages and Matrimonial Property Systems In South Africa, there are three legally recognised marriages, namely, civil marriages, customary marriages, and civil unions. These types of marriages are governed […]
November 3, 2021
In extremely rare cases, a mother can carry twins that do not share the same DNA, in other words, fraternal twins with different biological fathers. This is a phenomenon called […]
October 4, 2021
By operation of law, the liability to maintain someone is based on three factors: firstly, the claimant’s inability to support himself or herself; secondly, his or her relationship to the […]