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Matthew van der Want began his career in public interest law, litigation and  family law.  His current focus is mining law, general commercial work, commercial drafting, litigation, administrative law, black economic empowerment and family law.He is an expert on South African mining and oil and gas law and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, its Regulations, the amended Mining Charter, and related legislation. He was previously a partner of Bell Dewar (now Fasken Martineau) and was a senior associate at Webber Wentzel.  He obtained the degrees of BA (Hons) and LLB (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He lectured part time at the School of Law of the  University of the Witwatersrand and was head of the evictions unit at the Wits Law Clinic in 2006. E-mail Matthew

Professor Philippa Kruger is director and head of the Wits Law Clinic, where she also is in charge of the family law unit. She has run a successful private family law practice for many years and has also acted as a judge in the South Gauteng High Court. She is among South Africa’s leading family law practitioners, famous for her ethical and child-focused approach to family law matters. We are proud to have her as a mentor and consultant to our firm. E-mail Philippa

Nompumelelo Mabikwas joined us as a candidate attorney from 1 February 2018. We wish her a long life in law!