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Gordon Aber Door Member

Biography:

Gordon, currently a tenant of 12 King’s Bench Walk in London, commenced practice at the Johannesburg Bar in the late 1980s. He established a busy commercial practice before being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996. He specialises in aviation and aviation insurance disputes, which frequently involve complex multi-jurisdictional claims. He is instructed on behalf of a wide range of commercial aviation interests, including airlines, airport owners, charter operators, ground handling companies, aircraft maintenance organisations (and their insurers) in a range of claims.

Gordon has a large aviation, aviation insurance and general commercial practice and he is regularly instructed by leading city law firms to appear in High Court litigation and ADR proceedings. He also advises and appears for the London war risks market and he has been involved in private arbitration proceedings in respect of losses in Libya, Chad and Afghanistan.

Gordon has argued some of the leading aviation insurance cases in the South African High Court and the South African Supreme Court of Appeal and he regularly appears in High Courts in neighbouring countries. Acting for these clients, and their insurers, in ADR proceedings is a growing area of his practice as arbitration and mediation proceedings become increasingly popular.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: +1-206-618-5488
Email: gordonaber@gmail.com


Victoria Bronstein Door Member

Biography:

Victoria Bronstein has a BA (hons) LLB, Certificate in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. She was a recipient of the Helen Suzman Leadership/Chevening Award to study in England and she has an LLM from University College London. She was a clerk of Justice Ackermann at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She has an associate Professorship at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has written extensively in the area of provincial powers and specialises in federalism issues at all three levels of government. She has published in the area of Freedom of Expression. She is also a Commissioner of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.
She has expertise in administrative law, structures of government, human rights law, property law and international trade law. She became a door member of Thulamela in July 2016.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 0823301420
Email: bronstein@thulamelachambers.co.za


Max Du Plessis Door Member

Biography:

Max Du Plessis was admitted to the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Advocates in 2000. His preferred areas of practice are constitutional, administrative, international, competition (with a particular focus on regulatory law) and human rights law. He has appeared before the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Courts, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the East African Court of Justice, as well as Namibian, Swazi, and Botswana High Courts.

Max is a senior research associate at the Institute for Security Studies in the programme on International Crime in Africa. In this capacity he regularly consults governments, NGOs and international tribunals on matters regarding international criminal law. He holds B Iuris, LLB, LLM degrees and a PhD.

Max is also an associate tenant of Doughty Street Chambers, London.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2731 304 5512 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 084 512 7406
Email: maxduplessis@mac.com


Tanya Golden Door Member

Biography:

Tanya Golden SC is a member of the Cape and Johannesburg Bars. She has a specialist practice in labour and administrative law. In the area of labour law, Golden SC conducts litigation in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court, represents clients in arbitrations and disciplinary hearings and is often appointed as the presiding officer in complex internal disciplinary hearings involving senior employees. She is a member of the Financial Services Board Enforcement Tribunal , is an AFSA commercial and labour law arbitrator and has acted as a judge in both the Labour Court and High Court. Golden SC also works in the areas of commercial law, local government law, and has done some work in oil and gas. She has held leadership positions in the profession and was chairperson of the Cape Bar in 2016/2017.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 082 519 3359
Email: tanyagolden@capebar.co.za


Basil Joseph Door Member

Biography:

Basil Joseph holds a B Com LLB and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1985. His preferred areas of practice include personal injury, medical negligence, insurance and general commercial law. Basil has appeared at all the divisions of the High Courts, particularly at the South and North Gauteng High Courts. Further to practising as an advocate, Basil has served as an arbitrator and a small claims court commissioner.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5014)
Cell Number: 083 260 8818
Email: josephbj@law.co.za


Nikki Stein Door Member

Biography:

Nikki Stein was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2015. Her areas of interest are constitutional law and administrative law. Her experience includes litigation on the right of access to health care services and the right to basic education. She has also worked on cases involving administrative law, including procurement systems.

Prior to joining the Bar, Nikki was an attorney at SECTION27, and before that at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys. She also served as a clerk to Justice Nkabinde at the Constitutional Court. Nikki holds a BA and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an LLM from the University of Virginia in the United States.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 0825287232
Email: stein.nikki@gmail.com


Xola Stemela Door Member

Biography:

Xola Stemela holds an LLB and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2012. He is a general litigator and appears in the High Courts of Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5035)
Cell Number: 083 700 7055
Email: xola@thulamelachambers.co.za