Amelia Rawhani

Areas of Practice: Banking and Property, constitutional law, contract law, family law, general civil litigation with a focus on administrative, human rights, immigration

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Year of Admission

2010

Contact Details

072 399 3515 / 011 895 9000

First Floor, Village Chambers

arawhani@gmail.com

Fields of practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • Banking, Contract and Property Law
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law
  • Family Law

Lectures

“Refugees, Rights & Wrongs : Observations on the inefficient processing of Asylum Seeker & Refugee Applications by the Department of Home Affairs” – paper presented at the “Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism Conference” hosted by the New York Law School, November 2014.

Notable Judgements
Mbatha and Others v City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and Others (40067/2014) [2014] ZAGPJHC 370; [2015] 1 All SA 575 (GJ); 2015 (4) SA 591 (GJ) (5 December 2014)

Education

  • BA LLB, University of the Witwatersrand – 2006
  • BA Hons, University of the Witwatersrand – 2007
  • LLB, University of the Witwatersrand – 2009
  • Certificate – Advanced Administrative Law – 2016

Brief curriculum vitae:

Amelia obtained her LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand pursuant to a BA and BA Honours with a focus on International Relations. She was accepted directly to the Johannesburg Bar and completed pupillage and joined the Bar in 2010.

Although she has a general civil litigation practice with experience in Banking, Contractual, Family and Property law, her particular areas of focus are in fields of Administrative and Public Interest law.

Amelia is a part time lecturer at Wits University, was previously nominated as Pro Bono Advocate of the year, and was the first Baha’i Advocate in South Africa. She is also a member of Advocates For Transformation and sits on the Transformation Committee of the Johannesburg Bar (2018)

Languages

English, Farsi/Persian