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Bogoshi Bokaba Senior Counsel



Biography:

Bogoshi Bokaba (Deputy Chairman) was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 1994 and took silk in January 2008. His preferred areas of practice include commercial, corporate, tax and administrative law. He appears primarily before the High Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeal, arbitrations and the High and Supreme Courts of Namibia. In addition to his practice he has been appointed as an acting judge and as an arbitrator. Bogoshi holds an LLB and Higher Diplomas in corporate and tax law.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5057)
Cell Number: 083 271 2975
Email: bokaba@mweb.co.za

Secretary: Mamokete Thokoa
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5080)
Email Address: mamokete@thulamelachambers.co.za



Alfred Cockrell Senior Counsel



Biography:

Alfred Cockrell was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1996 and took silk in 2010. He holds a BA LLB and an MA. Alfred has appeared in the High Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Constitutional Court, the Competition Appeal Court and the Competition Tribunal. His preferred areas of practice include competition, telecommunications, contract, administrative and constitutional law. Prior to 2003, he was a Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 083 296 4270
Email: acockrel@law.co.za





Susannah Cowen Senior Counsel



Biography:

Susannah Cowen has been practising as an advocate since 2001. She started practising in Cape Town and, in 2010, moved to Johannesburg.
Her preferred areas of practice are commercial law, constitutional law, administrative law, land law and customary law. She has appeared in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court (various divisions), the Land Claims Court and regulatory tribunals.

Susannah holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town and a BCL degree from the University of Oxford. In 2000 she clerked at the Constitutional Court for then President of that Court, Justice Arthur Chaskalson.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5022)
Cell Number: 082 413 7195
Email: sjcowen@law.co.za





Leah Gcabashe Senior Counsel



Biography:

Leah Gcabashe holds BA, BA (law), LLB, and LLM degrees as well as an honorary MA degree, she was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1997. Her practice is of a general nature. She appears primarily in the High Courts and has sat as an acting judge in the past.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5075)
Cell Number: 083 218 0387
Email: leahgca@mweb.co.za





Bruce Leech Senior Counsel



Biography:

Bruce Leech was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 1993 and
took silk in October 2010. His preferred areas of practice include administrative, arbitration,
healthcare regulation, construction, and constitutional law.
Bruce has appeared in various courts throughout South Africa, including the Constitutional
Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, as well as various other courts and statutory
tribunals. He also appears regularly before dispute adjudication boards and arbitration
tribunals, especially in the area of commercial and construction disputes.
Bruce has, for more than two decades, been a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators and
frequently sits as an arbitrator and as an adjudicator. He has sat as an arbitrator or
adjudicator or independent expert in excess of 100 disputes, a number of which have been
international disputes. He has a thorough working knowledge of the major standard form
construction contracts, including NEC, FIDIC, and JBCC. He is also familiar with the rules of
the local and international arbitration bodies, including the Association of Arbitrators, AFSA,
the ICC, and the UNCITRAL provisions.
He holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a
Higher Diploma in Arbitration.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5005)
Cell Number:
Email: bruceleech@telkomsa.net





Emmanuel (Nolly) Limberis Senior Counsel



Biography:

Emmanuel Limberis was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in July 1981 and took silk in October 2005. His preferred areas of practice are commercial, insolvency and company law. Emmanuel appears primarily in the High Courts, Supreme Court of Appeal and in commercial arbitrations. He has acted as an arbitrator and as a judge in the South Gauteng High Court. He holds a BA LLB degree.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5018)
Cell Number: 082 901 5793
Email: counsel@thulamelachambers.co.za

Secretary: Antoinette Griffiths
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5079)
Email Address: counsel@thulamelachambers.co.za



Petrus (Piet) Louw Senior Counsel



Biography:

Piet Louw holds B.Iur and LLB degrees and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1988. He took silk in 2002. He is a general practitioner, but his preferred areas of practice include general commercial and regulatory work. He has appeared in all the South African superior courts and many of the regulatory tribunals. He has served as acting judge and has frequently participated in arbitrations, both as counsel and as arbitrator. He is a member of the management committee of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and he is the present chair of the Johannesburg Bar Council.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5021)
Cell Number: 083 303 3934
Email: pflouw@thulamelachambers.co.za

Secretary: Gerda Kotze
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5081)
Email Address: gjkotze@thulamelachambers.co.za



Vincent Maleka Senior Counsel



Biography:

Vincent Maleka, Founding Chairman of Thulamela Chambers, holds the B Proc LLB degrees. He was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in July 1989 and took silk in May 2002. His preferred areas of practice are constitutional and administrative law and litigation, pension fund and telecoms regulatory litigation and arbitrations. Vincent has appeared in various high and appeal courts, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. He acts as chair of the Disciplinary Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) and regularly appears in the Namibian High and Supreme Courts.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5020)
Cell Number: 083 260 0790
Email: ivmaleka@mweb.co.za

Secretary: Mamokete Thokoa
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5080)
Email Address: mamokete@thulamelachambers.co.za



Gilbert Marcus Senior Counsel



Biography:

Gilbert Marcus was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in July 1983 and took silk in 1996. His preferred areas of practice include constitutional and administrative, public regulation, competition, media and telecommunications, as well as human rights law. Gilbert has appeared in the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal and has acted as judge at the High Court and Labour Court. He has also been admitted to the bar in Lesotho, Swaziland, England and Wales (as non-practising solicitor) and is an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers in London.

Gilbert is an Honorary Professor of law at the University of the Witwatersrand and has written numerous articles on a wide range of subjects. He holds BA LLB and LLM qualifications.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5063)
Cell Number: 083 452 5105
Email: gilbert@gilbertmarcus.com

Secretary: Linda Corneelse
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5077)
Email Address: lin@law.co.za



Tebogo Mathibedi Senior Counsel



Biography:

Tebogo Mathibedi holds a B Iuris LLB degree. He was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in September 1990 and took silk in 2011. His preferred areas of practice include criminal, labour, civil, public, and general commercial law. Tebogo has appeared in the Labour Court, the High Courts and the CCMA. Further to acting as judge in the South Gauteng High Court, Tebogo has represented the SAPS at the Marikana and the Froneman Commissions of Inquiry.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5068)
Cell Number: 082 416 9752
Email: tebogomathibedi@yahoo.co.za





Phillip Mokoena Senior Counsel



Biography:

Phillip Mokoena (Chairman) was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in July 1997 and took silk in September 2011. His preferred areas of practice include commercial litigation, arbitrations, labour, administrative and construction law. Philip has appeared in the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Constitutional Court, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, CCMA, Education Labour Relations Council, South African Local Government Bargaining Council, General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council, International Chamber of Commerce in Zurich, Switzerland, Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeals Court.

Philip has acted as an arbitrator, as a chairperson in various disciplinary enquiries and as judge in the Labour Court and the South Gauteng High Court. He holds a B. Juris and LLB and is currently completing his LLM. Phillip is a member of the Johannesburg Bar Council.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5033)
Cell Number: 082 496 2734
Email: pmokoena@thulamelachambers.co.za

Secretary: Maria Broodryk
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5082)
Email Address: pmokoena@thulamelachambers.co.za



Kgomotso Moroka Senior Counsel



Biography:

Kgomotso Moroka holds a B Proc LLB and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1989. She took silk in 2005. Her preferred areas of practice are constitutional litigation and administrative law. Kgomotso has appeared at the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the North and South Gauteng High Courts, the Labour Court and the Judicial Services Commission.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5039)
Cell Number: 083 255 3361
Email: moroka@thulamelachambers.co.za

Secretary: Zuziwe Butshingi
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5083)
Email Address: moroka@thulamelachambers.co.za



Thandi Norman Senior Counsel



Biography:

Thandi Norman holds a B Iuris LLB degree and a Certificate in Shipping. She was admitted as an advocate to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in June 1992, and was further admitted to the Bisho Bar in January 1997. Thandi took silk in June 2011. Her preferred areas of practice include shipping, competition, constitutional and administrative law. She has appeared in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, in various High Courts, the Land Claims Court and Labour Court.

Further to her role as advocate, Thandi chaired the RTI Commission (February 2013 to March 2014) and acted as evidence leader in the Pillay Commission (2005) and the Goldstone Commission (1995), both in the Eastern Cape. She was also a Presiding Officer at the country’s first democratic elections and has acted as a judge from time to time since June 2002 in the Eastern Cape and in KwaZulu Natal.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2731 305 4553 (Ext: 0)
Cell Number: 082 370 6705
Email: thandinorman@lantic.net





Shem Symon Senior Counsel



Biography:

Shem Symon was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1986 and took silk in August 2004. His preferred areas of practice include contract, company, banking, auditor’s liability, and insolvency and liquidation law. He appears primarily in the High Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeals and in arbitrations – in which he has considerable experience. In addition to his practice, he has been an acting judge in the High Courts, a commissioner in the Small Claims Court and an arbitrator in private arbitrations. Shem holds a BA LLB and an MBA.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5010)
Cell Number: 083 601 1619
Email: symon@counsel.co.za





Wim Trengove Senior Counsel



Biography:

Wim Trengrove, Founding Vice Chairman of Thulamela Chambers, holds the B Com LLB degrees and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 1975. He took silk in 1987. Wim’s preferred areas of practice include constitutional, administrative and commercial law. He has appeared in all southern African courts and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University law schools.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5045)
Cell Number: 082 337 0852
Email: wimtrengove@law.co.za

Secretary: Rose Pon
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5085)
Email Address: rosepon@law.co.za



Seena Yacoob Senior Counsel



Biography:

Seena Yacoob holds B Mus, LLB and LLM degrees and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2003. Her preferred areas of practice include administrative and constitutional, telecommunications, pension fund, land claims and property, as well as competition law. Seena has appeared in various divisions of the High Courts, the Labour Courts, Land Claims Court and the Constitutional Court. She has also sat as arbitrator and acting judge.

Contact:
Phone Number: +2711 217 5000 (Ext: 5065)
Cell Number: 083 305 6173
Email: yacoob@thulamelachambers.co.za