IATC 2018 Conference: Speakers

Lord Neuberger

Lord Neuberger

United Kingdom


The Rt. Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Former President the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom – Keynote Speaker

Neuberger was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1974 where he became a Bencher in 1993. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1987. He was a Recorder from 1990 to 1 October 1996, when he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division and received the customary knighthood.

In 2001, he was made Supervisory Chancery Judge of Midland, Wales and Chester, and of the Western Circuits, a post he held until 12 January 2004, when he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and a member of the Privy Council. Since 2005 he has been co-chair (with Richard Susskind) of ITAC (Lord Chancellor's Information Technology and Courts Committee). On 11 January 2007, he succeeded Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, of Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset, and introduced in the House of Lords on 15 January 2007 between Lord Bingham of Cornhill and his sister-in-law, Baroness Neuberger. His rise to the Court of Appeal and then to the House of Lords is one of the quickest in recent times. Although Lord Devlin was, at 55, even younger on his own appointment to the House of Lords in 1960, Neuberger was the youngest sitting Law Lord.

In February 2017, it was announced that Neuberger is stepping down "in the Summer" from his role in the Supreme Court and retiring in July 2017.


Glenn Martin

Justice Glenn Martin AM

Queenswood, Australia


The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin, Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia

Glenn Martin was in practice as a barrister from 1979 until his appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007. In 2013 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. Later that year he received an additional appointment as President of the Industrial Court of Queensland.

He was Co-Chair of the Forum for Barristers and Advocates (IBA) from 2002 to 2006, Co-Chair of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers from 2003 to 2007, and Vice President of the IATC from 2011 to 2015.

In Australia he was the Inaugural Chair of the Australian Bar Advocacy Training Council and is a life member of the Australian Bar Association. He is now on the Board of the National Judicial College of Australia and on the Governing Council of the Judicial Conference of Australia.


Russell Coleman

Russell Coleman SC: IATC Chairman

Hong Kong


Chairman of the International Advocacy Training Council Ltd and Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council Ltd

Education

1985 LLB (Hons), University of Cardiff, Wales
1986 Bar Finals, Inns of Court School of Law, London

As an advocate, Russell Coleman has a broad civil and commercial practice, including in general commercial litigation, admiralty and carriage of goods, administrative law, employment law, professional negligence, insurance law and matrimonial finance. He is mainly a trial and appellate advocate, and also advises in writing and in consultation in all areas of his practice.

As an arbitrator, Russell Coleman has significant experience acting as sole arbitrator or as one of a panel of three arbitrators, frequently as Chairman or Presiding Arbitrator. He has conducted arbitrations in areas relating to insurance law, construction law, shipping and carriage of goods, investment disputes, as well as in general commercial disputes.

Professional qualifications

Call: 1991 (HK); 1986 (England & Wales)
Inner Bar: 2006
Accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2008
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Associate 1990; Fellow 1998
Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators: Fellow 1997
Chartered Arbitrator: 2004


Justice Key Oagile Bethuel Dingake

Justice Dingake

Botswana


The Hon. Mr. Justice Key Oagile Bethuel Dingake, Judge of the High Court of Botswana

  • Judge of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
    January 2013 – Present (4 years 11 months)
  • As the Judge of Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone appointed by Secretary General of the United Nation, to preside over the prosecution of persons, who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of International Humanitarian Law in Sierra Leone since November, 1996.

  • Judge, High Court of Botswana
    January 2005 – Present (12 years 11 months)
  • As the Judge of the High Court of Botswana to preside over Civil and Criminal matters. Responsible for interpreting the law, assessing evidence presented, control how hearings and trials unfold in the courtrooms, and make determinations of fact and law.

  • Judge of the Industrial Court of Botswana, Gabarone,
    September 2002 – December 2005 (3 years 4 months)
  • Presided over all trade disputes and made determinations. Delivered numerous judgments found of worthy of publication in the Botswana Law Reports (BLR)- one of which is a leading constitutional case and has attracted positive international commentary.

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Motor Vehicle Fund,
    January 2001 – December 2002 (2 years)
  • Assisted the Chief Executive Officer with management of the company. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer was also responsible for implementation of strategic plan. Advised Management and the Board with regard to legal issues. Responsible for operations and compliance matters.

  • Senior Lecturer
    University of Botswana
    1993 – 2000 (7 years)
  • Prepared and delivered lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the field of Constitutional and Human Rights law, Legal Practice, Employment law, Administrative law and Commercial law. Planned, evaluated, and revised curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Engaged actively in applied research through supervising research students and writing and publishing articles. Visiting lecturer in 1999 at International Development Law Institute (IDLI), Rome, Italy.

  • Professional Assistant
    Kgoadi and Partners,
    1990 – 1991 (1 year)
  • Consulted on client matters and concerns on the law generally. Researched and drafted pleadings. Appeared in court.

Education
  • University of Cape Town
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
    1995 – 2000
  • Honorary Professor of Public Law
    Activities and Societies: A Conference organised by the Democratic, Governance and Rights Unit (UCT)
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • University of London
    Master of Laws (LLM)
    1990 – 1991
  • University of Botswana
    Bachelor of Laws (LLB), CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
    1984 – 1989
Activities and Societies

Prepared and delivered lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the field of Constitutional and Human Rights law, Legal Practice, Employment, Administrative &Commercial law.

Planned, evaluated, and revised curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

Engaged actively in applied research through supervising research students and writing and publishing articles. Visiting lecturer in 1999 at International Development Law Institute (IDLI), Rome, Italy.


Leslie Chew

Prof. Leslie Chew, S.C.

Singapore


Dean, School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences. Consultant, Withers KhattarWong, Singapore

Leslie Chew graduated from the law school of the University of Singapore (the predecessor of the present National University of Singapore) and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1981. He is also admitted as a Solicitor of England & Wales.

Leslie is the founding and current Dean of the School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. As a lawyer he practices primarily at the Commercial Bar. From time to time he does however act for clients in commercial crime or white collar cases. He began his professional career in the Singapore Legal Service and was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel with the Ministry of Defence, where he prosecuted drug offences and military offences as well as represented the Government in transactional matters including arms purchases. He was a lawyer in KhattarWong, Singapore for 20 years and was a joint Managing Partner from 1999 to 2006. He has practiced for over 27 years at the Bar. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000.

In 2007 he rejoined the Singapore Legal Service and was appointed a District Judge. He subsequently held office as a Senior District Judge heading the Civil Justice Division of the State Courts (then the Subordinate Courts) until he retired from the Singapore Legal Service in March of 2014. Upon retiring from the Singapore Legal Service, he returned to private practice, re-joining his previous firm of KhattarWong LLP, where he continues to practice as a Consultant.

In 2015 he was appointed Professor at the then SIM University, now known as the Singapore University of Social Sciences, to spearhead Singapore’s third law school.

In the course of his career as a lawyer of over 27 years in private practice and 10 years in the public service, Leslie has had a wide practice covering most areas of commercial law including international arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, he is the current Course Director for the Fellowship Assessment Course, a professional accreditation examination for admission as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Over the years, Leslie has also taught in professional and academic courses for arbitration. He has taught in the Graduate Certificate for International Arbitration at the School of Law, National University of Singapore for the past 11 years or so. He is the principal instructor and examiner of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education in the Arbitration module of the Bar Examinations.

He also sits on various governmental committees including the Institution Disciplinary Advisory Committee which advises the Commissioner of Prisons on punishment of prison inmates and the Military Court of Appeal. He is also a Vice President of the Singapore Academy of Law.

As an advocate, he is an early graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (USA). Being a pioneer trainer for trial advocacy in Singapore, he has trained lawyers in the S E Asian region as well as locally for the Law Society of Singapore. He was also a member of the Faculty for the inaugural Singapore Advanced Advocacy Course 2014, which is a trial advocacy course patterned after the Keble College, Oxford University course.

Over the years, Leslie has also conducted training for lawyers and judges in organizational and management skills. Under the auspices of the State Courts together with the Civil Service College, Leslie has conducted management and leadership skills training for judges from overseas jurisdictions including Thailand and Sri Lanka. In 2014, he was invited by the judiciary of Sri Lanka to conduct a 2 day leadership and management training course for judges in Ahunghalla, Sri Lanka.

He is a graduate of the Singapore Command and Staff College (now known as the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College) and commanded a combat engineer battalion for 6 years in the reserves. In 2002, he was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore for his contributions to the Military Court of Appeal.

Selected Publications:

  • Wong, Lok & Coomaraswamy, Gen Ed, Modern Advocacy, Perspectives from Singapore, Academy Publishing (2008)
  • Leslie Chew, Introduction to the Law and Practice of Arbitration in Singapore, Lexis Nexis (2010)
  • Daniel Koh, Gen Ed, Law and Practice of Injunctions, Interim Measures and Search Orders in Singapore, May 2017, Sweet & Maxwell
  • Leong Thin Yin, Ed, Commemorative Book, Sep 2017, Singapore University of Social Sciences (Training future lawyers: The Multi-disciplinary and Applied Skills Approach)

Philip Greenwood

Philip Greenwood S.C.

Australia


Date of admission to the Bar: 1982
Date of appointment as Senior Counsel: 1997

Phil Greenwood practises in all jurisdictions and in all types of cases, but he has particular expertise in cases involving professional negligence (including legal, medical, actuarial, architectural, engineering), insurance law and technology disputes. Specific areas of practice include:

  • Appellate practice
  • Building & construction law
  • Commercial law
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Common law
  • Equity
  • Insurance law
  • Professional liability
  • Public liability
  • Real property
  • Succession
  • Trade practices & competition law

Whilst accepting cases of all kinds, he is best known for cases and inquiries that involve complex factual situations, require a deep understanding of product, industry or discipline, deal with expert witnesses or involve new areas of law. He enjoys a strong reputation for strategic analysis and advocacy skills. He was Chairman of the Australian Bar’s Advocacy Training Council from 2008 to 2016 organising ABA advocacy courses for new and experienced barristers around Australia.

His emphasis is on identifying the key issues and evidence in a dispute, ascertaining the best outcome for the client and then designing a strategic approach to achieve that result – whether by mediation, litigation or other means. He enjoys the challenge of presenting a complex case in an engaging and comprehensible manner or finding a way of resolving disputes without the need for protracted litigation.

He is also an experienced mediator and offers a streamlined form of mediation for parties genuinely wishing to resolve their disputes quickly with minimum expense.

Qualifications:

  • BA LLB (Syd)
  • Appointments
  • Fellow of the Academy of Law
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Chairman, Australian Bar Association Advocacy Training Council 2008-2016
  • Member, Australian Bar Association Council 2008-2016; appointed life member 2016
  • Member of the NSW Bar Council for 18 years; appointed life member 2007
  • Chairman, NSW Bar Professional Conduct Committee 1999-2000, 2003-2006
  • Course Director, NSW Bar Practice Course 1990-1999 and 2003-2007
  • Member, NSW Attorney-General’s Legal Profession Advisory Council 1999-2006

Contact details:
T: + 612 9235 2874
E: pgreenwood@elevenwentworth.com

Clerk: Mr Zach Rymer
T: + 612 9232 7609
E: clerk@elevenwentworth.com


Anesta Weekes

Anesta Weekes QC

United Kingdom


Call: 1981 | Silk: 1999

Practice groups

- Criminal

Expertise

- Public Inquiries - Privy Council - Fraud & Financial Crime - Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

About

Anesta Weekes QC has been a recorder and Queen's Counsel since 1999. She is best known for her advocacy skills and meticulous attention to detail in court.

Anesta has developed her advocacy skills over many years of conducting complex criminal trials and as a grade A trainer in the UK and within the Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Anesta's recent work has been acting for professionals in disciplinary tribunals.

Her meticulous attention to detail and skills as an advocate have been utilised fully in:

  1. a number of public inquiries - professional standards and conduct procedure for the Metropolitan Police; The Stephen Lawrence inquiry; and conduct procedures involving BME solicitors for the SRA;
  2. and
  3. in Civil and Criminal Privy council work from the Caribbean region (Bermuda, Bahamas, Monsterrat, Barbados and Antigua).

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers
Association (POCLA)
Member of the Bar Council's International Relations Committee (Chair of the Caribbean region)
Vice-Chair of the Advocacy Training Council (ATC)

Education

Keele University, Law and English (BA joint Honours)


Andrew Chiew

Andrew Chiew

Malaysia


Andrew Chiew is a dispute resolution partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Malaysia. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1997 and later, admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.

Andrew, a member of the Malaysian Bar Council Advocacy Training  Committee, actively conducts advocacy training around Malaysia.

He has also conducted advocacy training in England, South Africa and Singapore.


Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman

United Kingdom


Year Of Call: 1978

LL.B.(Soton), MBA, PhD, FCIArb., FInstCPD, FRSA, CEDR mediator and arbitrator.

Andrew practises domestically in professional indemnity, disciplinary and regulatory claims and in commercial, property and administrative law. He is recognised internationally as one of the foremost mediation advocates and mediation advocacy trainers in the world, having worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Nigeria, France, Holland, Belgium, Oman, Kuwait, Spain, Switzerland and the UAE.

He was ranked as a leading junior at the Professional Negligence Bar by Legal 500 every year between 1995-2012 and a leading mediator (top tier) in Chambers and Partners between 1995-1998. Since 2012, Andrew has been ranked as a leading mediator in Legal 500.

He is the Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA - http://www.mediationadvocates.org.uk), Director of the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors (AMATI - http://www.amati.org.uk), a member of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, and Co-Chair of its Mediation Advocacy Appraisals Sub-Committee, a Fellow of the World Mediation Institute and a trustee of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions. He is a member of the Attorney-General’s Pro-Bono Panel and the Judicial Assistance Network, and has provided training to the judiciaries of Turkey, Croatia, Belgium, the PRC, and Nepal.

Andrew became a Bencher of Inner Temple in 2009, and has sat on a number of Bar Council, COIC and Inner Temple committees.


Robert Low

Robert Low

Malaysia


Robert Low was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia in 1995.

He practises mainly in civil and commercial litigation and insolvency. He is a partner in the firm of Messrs Ranjit, Ooi & Robert Low.

He has been an advocacy trainer since 2011. Robert has been involved in advocacy training in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa.


Tinoziva Bere

Tinoziva Bere

Zimbabwe


Senior Partner at Bere Brothers Legal Practitioners, Zimbabwe

Tinoziva Bere, or Tino Bere as he is often known (a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, Bachelor of Law Honours and Bachelor of Laws) is a Councillor and Vice President of Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ), board member Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and Board Chairperson of The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) (an electoral justice NGO). Tino has also been Councillor of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association since 2005.

Tino has been in private legal practice since 1990 and is the founder and senior partner in the firm BERE BROTHERS LEGAL PRACTITIONERS based in MUTARE in ZIMBABWE. His area of specialisation is Corporate Law with emphasis on institutional set up and advancement, commercial and property practice.

Tino has been a lecturer at many levels the highest being serving as a Part-Time Lecturer-Africa University for many years in the following areas:

  • Business Law [Faculty of Management & Administration, Undergraduate Programme]
  • Corporate Law [Faculty of Management & Administration, Undergraduate Programme]
  • Ethics & Professionalism [Africa Public Sector Management, Post Graduate programme]

Bere has a passion for Human Rights - especially Training - & Legal Profession-Governance. He has been a regular resource person, trainer and facilitator on legal profession training and human rights training and outreach programmes for Law Society of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and SADC Lawyers Association for many years.

He has also become a regular speaker at CLC Conferences since 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya when he was first discovered. Has Spoken at SADC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION organised Syposium on Administration of Justice (Namibia 2010), spoke at last Commonwealth Lawyers Conference 2009 at Hong Kong and at the World Movement for Democrats 6th Assembly held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Achievements

Organised Manicaland Legal Practitioners response to Chiadzwa human rights abuses in terms of Advocacy, Publicity & Litigation.

Part of team awarded ZLHR 2008 Human Rights Defender of the Year for timely and effective response to Human Rights abuses in Chiadzwa, Marange area, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. (Manicaland Legal Practitioners Association)


Justice Louis Harms

Justice Louis Harms

Pretoria, South Africa


The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Louis Harms, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, served as Judge for 25 years, and Professor Extraordinary for Intellectual Property Law at the University of Pretoria.

Justice Louis Harms is a former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal of SA and former professor in Intellectual Property Law.

Presently Vice Chairman: Appeal Tribunal Financial Services Board; Chairman: Review Board Banks Act; door tenant: 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square; arbitrator: AFSA, CAJAC and AASA.

  • Author of civil procedure and IPL textbooks and an editor of LAWSA.
  • LLD (hc); Hon Bencher: Middle Temple; Hon fellow AASA.
  • Teaches IPL to judges and law enforcers in developing countries.

Malcolm Wallis

Justice Malcolm Wallis

Bloemfontein, South Africa


The Hon. Mr. Justice Malcolm Wallis, Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Malcolm Wallis (born 1950, Durban) graduated B Comm, LLB (cum laude) from the University of Natal (1972) as top law student and won the moot competition. Admitted to the Bar in 1973, he took silk in 1985 and was counsel in over 100 cases in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) and the Constitutional Court involving both public and private law. Chair of the General Council of the Bar (GCB) (1994-1997); co-chair of the Barristers’ Forum of the IBA (1998-2002); and held numerous offices in the IBA from 1998 to 2008. An honorary member of the Australian Bar and honorary bencher of the Honourable Society of Kings’ Inns in Dublin. He introduced advocacy training for all advocates in South Africa and continues to train advocates and new trainers, and has served as faculty on advanced advocacy training courses at Keble College and the Wallenberg, Stellenbosch.

Malcolm has published books on labour and employment law (1992) and maritime law (2011), the latter the published version of his Ph D from the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) (2010). He has published widely in legal journals around the world and spoken at conferences, both in and outside South Africa. Appointed a judge of the High Court (January 2009); the Labour and Competition Appeal Courts (2010) and the Supreme Court of Appeal in 2011 and acted in the Constitutional Court in 2015. An honorary professor in the School of Law at UKZN since 2011 lecturing and supervising LLM and Ph D students. Appointed Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Mercantile Law in the University of the Free State in 2014. He was a visitor to the Law Faculty at Cambridge University (Jesus College) in 2013 and is currently a visitor to the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford, a visitng fellow at Mansfield College and the Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College. He has been married to Janet since 1977 and they have three children and two grandchildren.


Sharise Erica Weiner

Madam Justice Sharise Erica Weiner

Johannesburg, South Africa


The Hon. Madam Justice Sharise Erica Weiner, Judge of the High Court of South Africa (Johannesburg)

Name: Weiner, Sharise Erica
Nationality: South African
Languages: English, Afrikaans, French

PROFESSIONAL MILESTONES

  • Apr 1978 – June 2011 Practised as an advocate of the Supreme/High Court of South Africa
  • October 1995 Senior Counsel status conferred by President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on recommendation of the Johannesburg Bar Council
  • November 1995 – 2010 Appointed on various occasions as an Acting Judge of the Supreme/High Court of South Africa
  • March 1999 Called to the Bar of England and Wales
  • September 2007 Accredited Commercial Mediator by the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK)
  • July 2011 Appointed as a Judge of the High Court of South Africa
  • June2016 Short listed for appointment as the Public Protector of SA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of the Witwatersrand 1976 – 1977
Bachelor of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand 1972 – 1975

ADVOCACY SKILLS TRAINING

  • January 1997 Accredited as an Advocacy Skills Trainer by the General Council of the Bar SA and The Inns of Court, London UK.
  • January 1997 – July 2000 Appointed by the General Council of the Bar SA to the National Advocacy Training Committee, dealing with the training and education of all pupil advocates and trainers in SA’s nine constituent Bars.
  • July 2000 – July 2009 Elected by the General Council of the Bar as Chair of the National Advocacy Training Committee
  • July 2000 - date Invited by the Advocacy training Institutions of The Inns of Court, London and Oxford, the Bar of Hong Kong, the Australian Bar, the Malaysian Bar and the Bar of Ireland to participate as both a teacher trainer, trainer and Judge at workshops held in England, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia and Ireland

Owen Rogers

Justice Owen Rogers

Cape Town, South Africa


The Hon. Mr. Justice Owen Rogers, Judge of the High Court of South Africa (Cape Town)

Judge Owen Rogers was born and bred in Cape Town. He matriculated from Wynberg Boys High School in 1976 and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA in 1982, Honours in Classics in 1983 and an LLB in 1985.

After serving as an articled clerk with a Cape Town firm for two years, he joined the Cape Bar in 1988 and his letters patent were conferred on him in 1999. His practice was broadly commercial with a special focus on tax and competition law.

Judge Rogers believes that diligence in preparation and doing one’s best at all times are the qualities that counsel should display if they are to play their part in ensuring the attainment of justice, and the same is true for judges.

At the Bar he enjoyed the sense of achievement (and relief!) at the end of long difficult cases. He will miss the collegiality of other members of the Bar. He is looking forward to his time on the Bench and relishes the idea of being confronted with cases in areas that he was not accustomed to dealing with in practice.

Judge Rogers has a special interest in music – he plays the violin, piano and bass guitar (the last mentioned he played semi-professionally whilst a student).


Wim Trengove

Wim Trengove, S.C.

Johannesburg, South Africa


  • HISTORY
  1. Born in Pretoria, South Africa on 27 October 1949.
  2. Matriculated at Afrikaans Boys High Pretoria in 1967.
  3. National Service in 1968.
  4. B.Comm (Pretoria) in 1971.
  5. LLB (Pretoria) (cum laude) in 1974. University colours for academic excellence, leadership and sports (water polo).
  6. Admitted as an advocate and commenced practice at the Johannesburg Bar in 1975.
  7. Awarded silk in 1987.
  8. Chair of the Johannesburg Bar Council in 1992/93.
  9. Chair of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa in 1993/94.
  10. Member of the Judicial Service Commission from 1994 to 1999.
  11. Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre from 1995 to 1999.
  12. Acting Judge of the South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, January to March 1997, March 2003, January to February 2006, August 2009, September 2013 and August 2017.
  13. Acting Judge of the Labour Court in March 2001 and July to August 2003.
  • CURRENT
  1. Member of the Johannesburg Bar in private practice since 1975.
  2. Honorary professor in the School of Law at Rhodes University since October 1998.
  3. Honorary professor in the School of Law at the University of Cape Town since September 2005.

Timothy Bruinders

Timothy Bruinders, S.C.

South Africa


Timothy Bruinders SC: Johannesburg, South Africa, Former National Advocacy Training Convener – GCB of South Africa

Tim Bruinders was admitted to Johannesburg Bar in 1989, and appointed Silk 2003. He has been an Acting High Court Judge since 2004.

Tim has been involved in advocacy training at the Johannesburg Bar since 1998, and has been the Chair of the Advocacy Training Committee of the General Council of the Bar of SA for several years till July 2017.

He is an Advisor to the IATC.


Anna Annandale

Anna Annandale, S.C.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Anna Annandale SC: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, National Advocacy Training Convener – GCB of South Africa

Anna Annandale was called to the Durban Bar in 1999, and was appointed silk in 2011. Prior to joining the Bar, she worked in Department of Justice as a prosecutor from 1992 to 1995.

She has a wide and varied practice, and has appeared in the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal on various occasions.

Anna is the current Chair of the Advocacy Training Committee of the General Council of the Bar of SA


David Unterhalter

David Unterhalter S.C.

Johannesburg, South Africa.


Advocate David Unterhalter has practiced at the Johannesburg Bar since 1990. He specializes in Competition Law (and other Regulatory Law), Trade Law, Commercial and Constitutional Law. Silk was conferred upon him in 2002.

In 2009, he was called to the Bar in London and is a tenant at Monckton Chambers. He has served as an Acting judge on the South African bench.

In addition to his practice at the Bar, David Unterhalter is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of the Cape Town teaching Competition Law and the Law of International Trade. He served on a number of World Trade Organisation panels, as well as being a member of the WTO Appellate Body and it’s Chairman.

David Unterhalter appears in Courts and Tribunals throughout Southern Africa, and does international arbitration work. He has published widely in the fields of Public Law, Evidence and Competition Law.


Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Johannesburg, South Africa


Member of the Johannesburg Bar Council since 2011.

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is an Advocate of the High Court, specialising in Human Rights and Constitutional Litigation. His role has taken him to the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court on many occasions, although he is a history student at heart.

He read his undergraduate studies at the University of Transkei, now the Walter Sisulu University, on a bursary, his LLB at Rhodes University and his LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He has co-authored several books on labour law and constitutional law and has contributed to various magazines. He is publishing his own book that combines his passions for history and law.


Stephan van der Merwe

Stephan van der Merwe

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Stephan van der Merwe: Lecturer in Practical Legal Training and Legal Skills, Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch

Stephan van der Merwe joined the Legal Aid Clinic, University of Stellenbosch as practising attorney in 2001, after serving his articles of clerkship in private practice.  Earlier he graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a B Comm LLB and during 2002 he obtained an Advanced Certificate in Children’s Rights. In 2005 he obtained an LLM (cum laude) and during 2007 he qualified as notary public and attorney with right of appearance in the High Court. In 2016 he enrolled in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching and Learning.

Stephan is involved with community service in his capacity as the senior supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Clinic.  During the early 2000’s his work was instrumental in exposing the interest fraud which eventually led to the demise of Saambou Bank. He also has extensive experience representing debtors in rescission of judgment and emoluments attachment order cases and his practice and research in this regard proved valuable in framing the applicant’s case in the Constitutional Court matter of University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic & others v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services & Others; Association of Debt Recovery Agents NPC v Clinic & Others; Mavava Trading 279 (Pty) Ltd & Others v Clinic & Others [2016] ZACC 32.

Stephan has published a number of articles in accredited journals and his academic field of interest is Clinical Legal Education. He lecturers Practical Legal Training and Legal Skills at the Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch.