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Sharon West

Director
LLB (Unisa)
Notary | Conveyancer
Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Deceased Estates

Sharon commenced her working career in a law firm in 1987. Over more than thirty years, Sharon has gained invaluable experience in all areas of practicing law. Sharon was originally appointed to the firm's predecessor, Attorneys Rossouw as a paralegal in 2000 where she soon became the heartbeat of the firm with special emphasis on conveyancing and property law, notarial practice, and practice management.

Sharon furthered her studies to acquire formal legal qualifications and admission as a Legal Practitioner. In this, Sharon also excelled and progressed to where she was admitted as an attorney, notary, and conveyancer at the beginning of 2010.

With Sharon's vast experience in all aspects of a legal practice it was a natural and easy decision for her to take charge of the conversion of Attorneys Rossouw when she was appointed as the director of the Law firm, Attorneys West & Rossouw. The professional working relationship of Sharon West and Daniel Rossouw however continued with the two law partners now celebrating their third decade of working together.

Sharon also spearheads the firm's property law, conveyancing and estates department where it provides its services to a wide range of clients, foreign property investors, banks, property developers, estate agents and private individuals

Not surprisingly, Sharon also heads up the firm’s sister company, Real-estate agency, Westpoint Properties , the brainchild of Sharon and Daniel Rossouw. .


Daniel Rossouw

Executive-Consultant
B.Proc University of Pretoria
Certificate in Advanced Trust Law

Daniel is the founder of Attorneys West & Rossouw’s predecessor Attorneys Rossouw which first opened its doors in Pretoria, Gauteng in 1994. Having relocated to Cape Town in 1996, Daniel and Sharon teamed up not long thereafter to build a successful Law practice together that is now nearing its third decade of serving its wide range of clients.

Daniel has a strong interest in family law with vast experience in several jurisdictions. Daniel’s strength is his exceptional strategic thinking where law meets business and life – be it the negotiation of complex commercial transactions on behalf of his clients or representing clients in the courtroom. With right of appearance in the High Court, Daniel has been involved in several well published high-profile cases in the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Constitutional Court where he has represented a number of clients ranging from prominent businesses, lobby groups and even some of his own well-known colleagues. Through Daniel’s knowledge of the world of media and entertainment he also represents several well-known South-African music artists, celebrities, television, and film production houses.

Aside from placing a high priority on family life, Daniel has a passion for aviation and enjoys getting behind the controls of fixed wing light aircraft of which he has several different type ratings as a qualified private pilot.

Cris Riego de Dios

Consultant
BA. LLB (Rhodes)

Cris a well-known and respected Cape Town attorney, having recently joined the firm following a 15-year stint as a director of a well-known South-African property and commercial law firm.

Cris is a senior commercial and litigation attorney with more than twenty years’ experience. Cris specializes in general commercial work and the drafting of contracts, commercial litigation, property law and deceased estates, general civil litigation, and dispute resolution. Having a keen interest in the advancement of law in the business community, Cris has been involved in lecturing at a tertiary education level, presenting legal seminars and workshops, and he has been a regular participant in radio, television and other media communication platforms. Cris is also an article contributor to the LexisNexis Property Law Digest publication. Away from the law, Cris is a passionate about his faith, family, and sports.

A avid sportsman, Cris represented South Africa in the men’s hokey Masters World Cup in 2018 (Barcelona, Spain) for the SA 40+ side, and is now training in the SA (45+) squad for Hockey world cup to be hosted by South Africa in Cape Town 2021.-Covd permitting


Jean-Luc Theron

Associate
B.Soc.Sci (UCT)
LLB (Unisa)
Attorney | Conveyancer

Jean-Luc is a true local having grown up in Kommetjie while attending South African College High School (SACS) from grade one to matric. Jean-Luc attended the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he completed his Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sci) degree majoring in Politics, History and Law in 2008. Having obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Jean-Luc joined the firm as a candidate attorney in 2014 and stayed on as a professional assistant following his admission as an attorney and conveyancer in 2016.

Jean-Luc is particularly passionate about property and consumer law and has successfully represented clients in both the Magistrates and High Court in property and consumer related matters.

Jean-Luc is a keen chess player, in addition enjoying bodyboarding in Kommetjie and listening to alternative rock.


Lelanie Stopforth

Associate
LLB (NWU) - Potchefstroom

Lelanie was admitted as an attorney with right of appearance in the High Court in March 2011. Lelanie joined the firm during 2019 having relocated to the Western Cape from Potchefstroom in the North West Province. Lelanie has exceptional Military Court experience spanning over a period of more than 10 years. Not surprisingly, Lelanie heads the firm’s Simon’s Town office where she represents several clients from the Navy and other sections of the National Defense Force

Lelanie is registered as a service provider on several legal services panels, of which a few include, SANDU (Soldiers), Judicare Legal-Aid, Lipco Law for all, Scorpion Legal and Clientèle Legal.

Lelanie’s areas of practice includes the fields of Criminal and Labour Law and she is very well experienced in attending at the CCMA and various Bargaining Councils with clients. Lelanie is furthermore well versed with the provisions of the National Credit Act and matters involving Debt counselling where she works closely with many Debt Counsellors. Ad to these, Lelanie’s vast Family Law experience and you really do have the complete package of the young dynamic, experienced attorney joining our growing firm.


Michael Brown

Litigation consultant

Mike served on the bench as a Magistrate for more than forty years during a career that started in Zimbabwe, took him to the Eastern Cape and ended at retirement from the bench when Mike gave his last judgment in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court early in 2020.

With such vast experienced in Civil litigation and all aspects of Magistrate’s Court Practice and procedures, we were delighted when Mike accepted an invitation to be appointed as litigation manager in our Simon’s Town office following his retirement as a Magistrate. Mike’s appointment has proven to be of immense value, especially to our correspondent attorneys from other jurisdictions as Mike verifies that all documents are in order before submission to the Magistrate to obviate any unnecessary delay.

Mike enjoys golf and bowls over weekends.


Francois Henning

Candidate attorney
LLB and LLM (Stellenbosch University)

Francois grew up in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and attended DF Malan High School where he graduated in 2014. Having obtained is LLB in 2018 and completed his LLM degree at Stellenbosch University in 2019, Francois completed the Practical Legal Training course presented by the Law Society of South Africa at the University of Cape Town and joined the firm as candidate attorney the same year.


Justin Nel

Candidate attorney

Justin grew up in Cape Town and attend Rondebosch Boys Prep school and High school from where he matriculated in 2015. Having been working in the legal industry since 2017 Justin is presently in his final year studying through the University of South-Africa (Unisa) to obtain his LLB degree.

Justin is a qualified life saver, water polo coach and avid snorkeler who loves the ocean and mostly anything to do with the water.


Jodi West

Candidate attorney

Jodi was born and raised in the Southern Suburbs, Sunny Valley/ Noordhoek and completed her High School education Silvermine Academy in 2014. Having obtained a TEFL teaching certificate Jodi spent time touring and volunteering in Thailand before commencing her studies through the University of South-Africa (Unisa) to obtain her LLB degree and joining the firm as a candidate attorney in the Simon’ss Town office in 2019.


Celeste Kaiser

Reception and front office

Lynn Hanger

Litigation support and Personal assistant to Daniel Rossouw

Amanda Laubscher

Property Conveyancing

Adele Zeelie

Property and conveyancing

Renee Simpson

Deceased Estates

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