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Petra van Niekerk

Year Of Admission:
  • 2019
Contact Number:
  • 074 193 0263
Practice areas:
  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Competition law
  • Constitutional and human rights
  • Criminal law
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Insurance
  • Labour law
  • Local government law
  • Personal injury
  • Property law
Brief curriculum vitae:

Petra joined the Bar in 2019. She has appeared in the High Courts in Johannesburg and Pretoria on behalf of private juristic corporate entities and individuals. She has a particular interest in administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, contract, company law, insolvency, and criminal law.

She holds three degrees (BA, LLB, LLM (Procedural Law)) from the University of Pretoria.

While completing her undergraduate degrees, Petra tutored Legal Skills and Jurisprudence, was a Dean’s Merit List student and completed numerous short courses both locally and abroad (including a Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Pretoria, a course in Transnational Law at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (co-sponsored by Duke University, United States of America) and a German language course at the University of Freiburg, Germany).

In 2014-2015 she was a researcher at the University of Pretoria’s Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA). Petra subsequently served articles of clerkship and obtained extensive experience in civil as well as criminal litigation, while reading for her Master of Laws degree. She presented papers at no less than four international conferences during this time. She also completed a certificate course in Advanced Labour Law at the University of Pretoria.

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