Heyns and Partners Inc.

Directors

Cornelia van Heerden

Director

 
Degree: B.A. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
cornelia@heyns.co.za
 
Background: Cornelia is passionate about people and the law.  She has a BA LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch.  She is also an admitted attorney and conveyancer. She has been a practicing attorney since 1990, and currently heads up the litigation department of Heyns and Partners inc.

Her experience extends from commercial litigation, family law and personal injury.  Cornelia also has a special interest in trust and property law,and has been involved in a number of high profile cases. Cornelia regulary assists non-South African clients and companies in cases in South Africa and abroad.

Francois Theron

Director

Degree: B.A. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 424 7008
francoist@heyns.co.za
Background: Francois joined the firm as a candidate attorney in 1996, was appointed as a professional assistant in 1998, and became a director in 2002. He specialises in High Court litigation with emphasis on personal injury matters, family law and general litigation. He heads our Cape Town office and provides his services to a number of correspondent attorneys from the countryside. He was the Attorney of Record acting on behalf of the Rail Commuters Action Group and Others v. Transnet Ltd t/a Metrorail and Others, a ground breaking matter finalised in the Constitutional Court in terms of which a declaratory order was obtained to the effect that Metrorail have an obligation to ensure that reasonable measures are taken to provide for the safety and security of rail commuters.

Since Metrorail have yet to comply with the order, Francois continues litigating against Metrorail, assisting victims of train accidents in claims for personal injury. Francois enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction, watching sports, and supporting his children in their various sporting and cultural activities.

Marzanne Nel

Director

Degree: B.Comm. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
marzanne@heyns.co.za
Background: Marzanne joined the firm as a candidate attorney in 2004 and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in the Western Cape High Court in February 2006. She was admitted as a notary in October 2010. She was appointed as an associate in 2008 and became an equity partner in 2016. Marzanne specialises in conveyancing in the Property Law and Conveyancing Department.

Seugnet Nelson

Director

Degree: LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
seugnet@heyns.co.za
Background: Seugnet joined the firm in 2004 as a candidate attorney and was admitted as an attorney in the Western Cape High Court in February 2006. She was appointed as an associate in 2008 and a director in 2016.

Seugnet specialises in High Court as well as Magistrate Court litigation with emphasis on personal injury claims, family law and general litigation.

Seugnet enjoys sports and the outdoors.