Our Professional Team

ANVILLE VAN WYK

Director
avw@vwvh.co.za
Anville specialises in Property Law, General Commercial Law, Estate and Tax Planning, Administration of Deceased Estates and Trust Law. Through the years, he contributed to the community life in Paarl. He was a founding member of the Drakenstein Rotary Club in Paarl, founding member of the Paarl Attorneys Association, served as Captain, President and Chairman of the board of the Paarl Golf Club and has played a major role in establishing the Boschenmeer Golf and Country Estate.

Anville obtained his BA LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1974. He served his articles with Silberbauers Attorneys in Cape Town and joined Solomon Miller, Hymie Maisel and Willem Gaum in Paarl in May 1977.

He is an experienced and seasoned attorney who commenced his career in litigation and migrated into Commercial, Trust and Tax work. He obtained his post graduate diploma in Tax Law at the University of Cape Town, with distinction, in 1993.

Anville will be celebrating his 40th year in practice in 2017.

NAZLEE ABRAHAMS

Director
nazlee@vwvh.co.za
Nazlee Abrahams grew up in Paarl and obtained the degrees B.Sc. and LLB from the University of Stellenbosch in 1992 and 1997 respectively.

She commenced with her articles at Van Wyk Fouchee in 1998 and was admitted as an Attorney with right of appearance in the High Court in 2000 after which she consequently became a Director at the firm.

In October of 2002 she was admitted as Conveyancer and also Notary Public in 2006. She currently heads up the registration of the Bonds in the Conveyancing Department and further specialises in family & marriage law, drafting of wills, administration of estates and all notarial work.

Nazlee makes a valuable contribution in pro-bono work when the opportunity arises and invests a considerable amount of time in community service. She also serves as the current Chairperson on the governing body of William Lloyd Primary.

WILLEM VAN HEERDEN

Director
willem@vwvh.co.za
"Quick, practical and commercial resolution is first priority"

  • Willem van Heerden is a Director at Van Wyk Van Heerden in the dispute resolution, litigation and mediation department. He specialises in contractual disputes, company law, shareholder issues, evictions, family law, banking law and insolvency law. He provides sound strategic advice and direction on all commercial and company issues.
  • He is an accredited commercial mediator as well as a business rescue practitioner.
  • He has encouraged the appropriate use of mediation in the resolution of all disputes.
  • He has acted for various international and cross border trade, transport, agricultural and construction companies. Willem has acted for major banks, insurance houses, leading retailers, property groups as well as high network of entrepreneurs and individuals. He serves as a trustee on a number of trusts.
  • Willem has written various articles and is a co-author of a published legal book on farm evictions.

Qualifications

  • BCom (Northwest University)
  • LLB (Northwest University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (VRIJE University Amsterdam)
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Accredited Business Rescue Practitioner (University of South Africa)
  • Accredited Commercial Mediator

CHARL ACKERMANN

Director
charl@vwvh.co.za
Charl obtained his law degree at the North West University in 2008. Thereafter he finalised his articles at Van Velden & Duffey Attorneys where after he practised at the same firm and became a director in 2014.

He joined Van Wyk Van Heerden in 2017 in order to strengthen and assist our growing litigation department. Charl handles a wide range of litigation matters including company, family, insolvency, banking and delictual law.

STEPH GROBLER

Associate
steph@vwvh.co.za
Steph specialises in Land Rights and Security, ESTA (farm) and PIE (urban) evictions, including rental disputes, evictions of large informal settlements and relocation and/or alternative accommodation settlement agreements. She has experience in High Court, Land Claims Court and Magistrates Court Litigation.

Steph obtained her Bed, BedH (US) degrees in 2006, and later went on to complete a postgraduate LLB at the University of Stellenbosch in 2013. She served her articles at the University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic and joined Van Wyk Van Heerden Attorneys in March 2016 as an attorney.

LEONETTE ACKERMANN

Associate
leonette@vwvh.co.za
Leonette completed her studies at the University of Pretoria and obtained her LLB degree in 2009. She practised in Rustenburg for 8 years and specialised in debt Recovery, debt review and related matters.

Leonette joined the firm in 2017 and heads the department specialising not only in debt recovery and debt review but also correspondent work.

Supporting Team

ALEISHA BEZUIDENHOUT
ANTIONETTE RAWLINGS
CAROL PRENT
ELMARI STEYN
ESMERI THERON (CANDIDATE ATTORNEY)
HERCHELLE JANSEN
HIBRE ARRIES
JULIAN MEYER
KYLA BURGER
LEHAN GOOSEN
KATLEGO NGWANE
MEGAN ABRAHAMS
MELERCIA KOTZE
MICHAANE SACKS
ROWIENNE MEYER
TIZANE DU PLESSIS
WILMA DELL