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JUNIOR COUNSEL

Christo van der Merwe

Year Of Admission:
  • 2006
Email:
  • christo@vdm-law.co.za
Contact Number:
  • 082 783 3911
Practice areas:
  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial law
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Labour law
  • Local government law
  • Matrimonial and family law
Brief curriculum vitae:

Prior to becoming a member of the Bar, I was a member of the South African Police Services and resigned with the rank of Captain. Whilst in the employ of the South African Police Services, I specialised as a criminalistics expert (a fingerprint expert, forensic fieldworker, videographer, photographer and crime scene expert.

I obtained the National Diploma Police administration in 1995.

I obtained my LLB degree from UNISA, Cum Laude receiving the college medal from Unisa for the best performance in the LLB degree, in South Africa for the year 2005 and I was awarded the Johannes Voet medal from the Pretoria Bar. I specialise in motion court.

Academic qualifications:

National Diploma Pol Adm
LLB: Unisa Cum Laude

Society memberships:

Johannesburg Society of Advocates – 2006

Principal reported cases:
  1. RATLOU v MAN FINANCIAL SERVICES SA (PTY) LTD 2019 (5) SA 117 (SCA)
  2. MAN FINANCIAL SERVICES SA (PTY) LTD v PHAPHOAKANE TRANSPORT AND ANOTHER 2017 (5) SA 526 (GJ)
  3. SHERIFF, JOHANNESBURG NORTH AND ANOTHER v YELLOW DOT PROPERTY INVESTMENTS AND ANOTHER 2016 (5) SA 107 (GJ)
  4. ERSTWHILE TENANTS OF WILLISTON COURT AND OTHERS v LEWRAY INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD AND ANOTHER 2016 (6) SA 466 (GJ)
  5. DLADLA AND OTHERS v CITY OF JOHANNESBURG AND ANOTHER 2014 (6) SA 516 (GJ)
  6. STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LTD v HAND 2012 (3) SA 319 (GSJ)
  7. SAXUM GROUP (PTY) LTD v DALEFERN PROPERTIES (PTY) LTD AND ANOTHER 2011 (1) SA 230 (GSJ)
  8. DEMPA INVESTMENTS CC v BODY CORPORATE, LOS ANGELES 2010 (2) SA 69 (W)
  9. STARITA v ABSA BANK LTD AND ANOTHER 2010 (3) SA 443 (GSJ)
  10. STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LTD v KRUGER; STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LTD v PRETORIUS 2010 (4) SA 635 (GSJ)

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