Heyns and Partners Inc.

Litigation Law

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

Cornelia van Heerden


Degree: B.A. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
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.

Liezel Cronje


Degree: LL.B, LL.M (US)
T: ++27 21 590 7200
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.

Anton O’Reilly


Degree: BCom Law, LL.B (UFS)
T: +27 21 590 7200
Background: Anton obtained his B.Com Law and LLB degrees, from the University of the Free State and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He joined Heyns and Partners Inc as part of the litigation department and practises in commercial and general litigation.

Julio Sieni

Candidate Attorney

Degree: LLB and B.Com Law (UNISA)
T: +27 21 590 7200
Background: Julio is currently a candidate attorney in his final year of articles and practising as such in the litigation department of the firm. Julio obtained his B.Com and his LLB degrees from Unisa. Julio has experience in: Evictions, debt collection, Magistrate Court litigation as well as High Court litigation.

Emma Strydom

Candidate Attorney

Degree: LLB and BCom Law
T: +27 (0)21 590 7200

Background: Emma obtained BComm Law and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. Emma is in her second year of articles. She has experience in: The drafting of contracts, property law, sectional title development and currently assists in the litigation department.