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JUNIOR COUNSEL

Dawid Marais

Year Of Admission:
  • 2005
Email:
  • dm@adrs.co.za
Contact Number:
  • 083 266 7461
Practice areas:
  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial law
  • Consumer credit law
  • Credit security law
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Local Government Law
  • Matrimonial and family law
Brief curriculum vitae:

Matriculated in 1982. Obtained B Iuris LLB at the University of Johannesburg (1988) and LLM (Mercantile Law) at UNISA (1993). Served as a Public Prosecutor (1986 – 1989). Did articles of clerkship at Dyason Attorneys in Johannesburg (1989 – 1991 and was admitted as an attorney. Served as a Civil Magistrate at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court (1991 – 1996).

Admitted as an advocate and joined the Johannesburg Bar (1996). Practiced as an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar (1996 – 2010), specialising in general commercial law, consumer credit law, insolvency law, company law, credit security law, constitutional aspects of civil asset forfeiture and constitutional aspects of local government law. Appeared in various courts, including the Supreme Court of Appeal and several appearances in the Constitutional Court. Became an entrepreneur and CEO of a successful company operating in the field of consumer credit. 

Gained extensive experience in various aspects of commerce (2010 – 2018). Decided to pursue my passion for the law and re-joined the Johannesburg Bar (2019). Practicing in the fields of general commercial litigation, consumer credit law, administrative law, local government procurement law and family law.

Society memberships:

Johannesburg Society of Advocates
Non-executive chairman of Edugap SA (NPC) – a non-profit company aimed at alleviating educational challenges experienced by disadvantaged and / orphaned learners

Principal reported cases:
  1. ROSNER v LYDIA SWANEPOEL TRUST 1998 (2) SA 123 (W)
  2. JOHNSON v HIROTEC (PTY) LTD 2000 (4) SA 930 (SCA)
  3. NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND ANOTHER v MOHAMED NO AND OTHERS 2002 (4) SA 843 (CC)
  4. NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND ANOTHER v MOHAMED NO AND OTHERS 2003 (4) SA 1 (CC)
  5. SA BANK OF ATHENS LTD v VAN ZYL 2005 (5) SA 93 (SCA)
    SWARTBOOI AND OTHERS v BRINK AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 203 (CC)

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