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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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September 8, 2021
Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown. For those unfortunate couples whose marriages […]
July 13, 2021
Ensuring your Child is a Participant in the separation, not a Victim. When dealing with separation between parents, children are often bypassed in an attempt to protect them from the […]
July 13, 2021
Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese poet in his seminal work the Prophet, offers the following observation about children: “Your children are not your own They are life’s longing for itself They […]
January 26, 2021
“Compliance with court orders is always important. There is a particular scourge in this country of spouses, particularly husbands, failing to pay judicially ordered maintenance” (extract from second judgment below) […]
October 19, 2020
The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”) was enacted to recognise that domestic violence is a serious social evil. Because there is a high incidence rate of domestic violence within South […]