Heyns and Partners Inc.

Litigation Law

This practice area includes:
Arbitration
Commercial litigation
Constitutional law
Contractual disputes
Corporate recovery
Debt collection
Family law (including divorces)
General litigation
Insolvency
Insurance law
Maritime law
Joint ventures (litigation)
Liquidations and sequestrations
Liquor law
Personal injury
Road accident claims
Labour law
Administrative law
Evictions
Motor vehicle collisions
Building disputes
Public interest law

Cornelia van Heerden

Director

Francois Theron

Director

Seugnet Nelson

Director

Regardt Nelson

Associate

Liezel Cronje

Attorney

Raisa Sonday

Attorney

Nicole van Rensburg

Attorney

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.

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.

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.

Liezel Cronje

Attorney

Degree: LL.B, LL.M (US)
T: ++27 21 590 7200
liezel@heyns.co.za
Background: Liezel served her articles of clerkship with the firm of Malan Lourens Viljoen Attorneys in 2012 and 2013, and was admitted as an attorney at the beginning of 2014. She joined Heyns and Partners Inc in 2014 as a Professional Assistant.

She specialises in High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation and her main areas of practice are, firstly, Family Law, in which she obtained a Master’s degree in 2011, and secondly, general litigation. Liezel enjoy the outdoors, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Raisa Sonday

Attorney

 
Degree: LL.B (UWC)
T: +27 21 424 7008
raisa@heyns.co.za
 
Background: Raisa obtained her LLB at UWC in 2014 and commenced articles of clerkship at Laas and Scholtz attorneys in 2015 while doing PLT at UNISA. She was admitted as an attorney in August 2016 and joined Heyns and Partners as a Professional Assistant in February 2017 in its civil litigation department. Her interests are Magistrates and High Court civil litigation. In her spare time she enjoy experimenting with cooking, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole van Rensburg

Attorney

 
Degree: B.A. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 424 7008
nicole@heyns.co.za
 
Background: Nicole obtained her BA (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, whereafter she graduated from the UCT School for Legal Practice, with distinction. She served her articles of clerkship at Heyns and Partners in 2016 and was admitted as an attorney in 2017. She is employed as a Professional Assistant in the litigation department, with an interest in High Court and Magistrate’s Court civil litigation. As a foodie, Nicole enjoys new culinary experiences, going to the theatre and spending quality time with family and friends.