Heyns and Partners Inc.

Employment Law

This practice area includes:
Employment Equity and Discrimination
Basic Conditions of Employment
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases
Dismissals

Regardt Nelson

Associate

Izak Potgieter

Attorney

Regardt Nelson

Associate

 
Degree: LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
regardt@heyns.co.za
 
Background: Regardt was admitted as attorney in the Western Cape High Court in February 2006 and specialises in High- and Magistrates Court litigation with particular emphasis on Contract and Family Law and the drafting of Commercial Contracts. He also provides services to a number correspondent attorneys.

Outside of normal business hours, he acts as a Commissioner (Presiding Officer) at the Small Claims Court in Bellville Magistrate’s Court and currently serves as Chairperson of the Tygerberg Attorneys Association. He also forms part of the BNI business referral network (Chapter: Forte - in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town).

Regardt enjoys running half marathons , watching sports and the outdoors.

Izak Potgieter

Attorney

 
Degree: LL.B, LL.M (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
izak@heyns.co.za
 
Background: Izak joined Heyns and Partners Inc. as a candidate attorney during 2011 and was admitted as an attorney during February 2013.

Izak initially practiced at our now defunct Johannesburg office, where he attended to opposed foreclosure applications on behalf of a major South African bank. In that time he was also responsible for liquidation applications launched on behalf of several of our corporate clients.

With the closure of our Johannesburg office, Izak was transferred to our Goodwood office where he practice as a professional assistant.

Izak currently attends to general litigation cases and also assist a large number of correspondent attorneys with matters in the jurisdiction of surrounding magistrate courts.

He was the attorney of record for the reported case MvV 2016 ZAWCHC 44, in which the Cape Town High Court held that when parties married in community of property divorces whilst they are awaiting transfer of property from the Department of Human Settlements, such immovable property and its transfer must be regarded as an asset in the parties’ joint estate. Accordingly it stands to be awarded to or forfeited by one of the parties upon the divorce being finalised, despite the transferring of the immovable property occurring after divorce.