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Hannes Pretorius

Hannes Pretorius

Partner

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Wernher Bock

Wernher Bock

Partner

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Marianne Bryant

Marianne Bryant

Partner

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Alice Van Aarde

Alice Van Aarde

Wills & Estates Consultant

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Arno Verwey

Arno Verwey

Professional Assistant

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Cherisse Van Den Berg

Cherisse Van Den Berg

Professional Assistant

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Danie Jordaan

Danie Jordaan

Professional Assistant

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Paul Morkel

Paul Morkel

Candidate Attorney

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Damian Burns

Damian Burns

Candidate Attorney

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Geone Kramer

Geone Kramer

Candidate Attorney

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Rohan Van Der Merwe

Rohan Van Der Merwe

Candidate Attorney

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Andrew Viljoen

Andrew Viljoen

Candidate Attorney

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JACKIE KRUGER

JACKIE KRUGER

Public Relations Officer

ESBE BOTHA

ESBE BOTHA

Firm Accountant

RODNEY MULLER

RODNEY MULLER

Office Manager / Administrative Clerk

CHRISTA ROSSOUW

CHRISTA ROSSOUW

Senior Litigation Secretary

RONEL NORTJE

RONEL NORTJE

Senior Litigation Secretary

MARIANNA MCINTOSH

MARIANNA MCINTOSH

Senior Litigation Secretary

BENITA BAM

BENITA BAM

Administrative Support

LAYLAH DAVIDS

LAYLAH DAVIDS

Senior Conveyancing Secretary

LIZETTE DE KLERK

LIZETTE DE KLERK

Senior Conveyancing Secretary

BEALIA NIEUWOUDT

BEALIA NIEUWOUDT

Receptionist

EZELDA SWART

EZELDA SWART

Administrative Support

Hannes Pretorius

Hannes obtained the degrees BA and BProc respectively from the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Port Elizabeth.

Hannes also played rugby for the first teams of Stellenbosch University,University of Port Elizabeth, Villagers RFC and also represented Eastern Province, Boland, Western Province and SA Gazelle’s (SA u/23).

Hannes is also a keen golfer and a member of Erinvale Golf Club.

Hannes is an admitted conveyancer, executor of estates, a trustee of various trusts and a member of the Cape Law Society.

Wernher Bock

Wernher matriculated at Hoërskool Groote Schuur, Newlands, Cape Town in 1987. He commenced his academic training at the University of Stellenbosch in 1988 and completed BA (Law) and LLB degrees. He started his career in the legal department of Santam Insurance, Cape Town where he ended up as a Claims Manager, before joining Visagie Vos Attorneys, Cape Town as a candidate attorney in 1996.

He was admitted as an attorney in 1998 and became a partner at Visagie Vos in 1999. He joined Hannes Pretorius in 2003 with whom he has since been practising in partnership. He is actively involved in the community and received the Caring for Sharing award from the Helderberg Society for the Aged in 2013 after generating funds in excess of R500 000.

He also served as Trustee of the Wingfield College, Trustee of Northlink College, Vice Chairman of the Helderberg Sakekamer, Committee Member of the Gordon’s Bay Rugby Club, Secretary of the Helderberg Rugby Club, Committee Member of the Strand Golf Club (of which he was Captain from 2005 to 2006 , President from 2009 to 2010,Captain again from 2011 to 2012 and in 2014 ).

He is also the incumbent Vice-Captain of Boland Nomads Golf Club. He is a keen golfer and enjoys the camaraderie and everything else that surrounds the participation of his beloved sport. He played rugby for the first teams of Maties, Hamiltons, Gordons Bay and Helderberg on his day.

Marianne Bryant

She started her career in conveyancing as a conveyancing secretary at Cluver Makotter Attorneys in 1997.

She joined Hannes Pretorius at his practice in February 2002, started her LLB degree through Unisa in 2005 and registered her articles with the Cape Law Society on 16 August 2007.

Joined the firm as a partner and Head of Conveyancing in March 2014.

Alice Van Aarde

Alice obtained the degrees BA (Law) and B.Proc respectively from the University of Pretoria and the University of Potchefstroom.

She was admitted as an attorney in 1979 and as a conveyancer in 1998.

She joined Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant attorneys in November 2015 as the Head of the Wills and Estates Department and handles all aspects of the administration of estates.

Arno Verwey

Arno matriculated at Hoërskool Nico Malan, Humansdorp, Eastern Cape in 2008.

He commenced his tertiary studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 2009 and completed his LLB degree in 2012. In January 2013 he furthered his legal education at the School for Legal Practice at the University of Cape Town.

Whilst completing the School for Legal Practice by attending night school, he commenced his employment as candidate attorney at the Bellville branch of Du Plessis Boland Attorneys in May of 2013.In April of 2014 Arno ceded his articles of clerkship and joined Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant attorneys.

Arno was admitted as an attorney in August of 2014 and now practices as professional assistant to partner Wernher Bock. Arno practices general litigation in both the High Court and the Magistrates Courts. Arno also runs the Correspondent and Debt Review departments and enjoys the fields of family law and commercial litigation.
Arno is an avid sportsman with an fervent interest in Rugby, Cricket, Squash and Golf, the latter of which he still frequently partakes in as member at the Strand Golf Club.

Cherisse Van Den Berg

Cherisse matriculated at Leeuwenhof Akademie High School,Bedfordview in 2004. She commenced her academic training at the University of Stellenbosch in 2005 and completed a BAccounting and LLB degree in 2009.

Cherisse joined our firm in 2010 as a candidate attorney in the Commercial and Wills and Estates department. After being admitted as an attorney in 2012, she was appointed as a professional assistant and is the Head of Wills and Estates Department and also actively involved in the Commercial Department.

Cherisse left the firm in 2015 to start with her own practice but she is still used as a consultant with commercial litigation, intellectual property law and commercial contracts.

Danie Jordaan

Danie graduated his LLB degree at the University of Potchefstroom HCE, and further worth mentioning that he worked full time as a deputy sheriff for four years while completing his degree as a full-time student and as such he not only knows how to deal with every matter he is bestowed with, he treats every person with respect.

With more than ten years’ extensive experience in dealing with High Court and Magistrates Court family law related matters you will struggle to get a more experienced and motivated Attorney dealing with your matter. Danie further has vast experience in the field of Criminal Law attorney, gaining experience with DUI matters to Murder Charges and with a trial record of only one conviction. His track record as such speaks for itself.

Danie was head hunted by the firm’s directors in June 2016 whereby he relocated from Rustenburg with his family to Somerset West, and has only received praise for the dedication and motivation he shows in dealing with clients, trials and all other aspects that forms part of an attorney’s day to day tasks. He is hard working, self-motivated, reliable, trustworthy and goal driven. He demonstrates professionalism in dealings with clients and the rules and regulations of the legal sector to adapt to the specific need of his clients.

Paul Morkel

Paul matriculated at Strand High, Strand, Western Cape in 2012. He commenced his tertiary studies at the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus in 2013 and completed his LLB degree in 2016. During his time at university he served as chairperson of the Student Law Council of Potchefstroom (SLCP) for the term of 2014/2015.

In January 2017 he joined Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant Attorneys as candidate attorney. He is under the supervision of partner, Wernher Bock, in the litigation department.

He is also enthusiastic about exercise, sports and fishing which would take up most of his spare time.

Damian Burns

Damian matriculated at Piet Retief High School, Mpumalanga in 2012.

He commenced his academic training at the North-West University in Potchefstroom in 2013 and completed his BCom LLB degree in 2017. During his time at University he served as Vice Primarius of his student residence (Over de Voor mens residence) and was also responsible for the finances of said residence for the term 2015/2016. During his time at University he also played for the University’s first rugby team while also playing sevens rugby for the Leopards Rugby Union.

In January of 2018 he joined Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant attorneys as a candidate attorney. He is under the supervision of Partner, Wernher Bock, in the litigation department.

Damian is a sports enthusiast with a keen interest in rugby, cricket, fitness and golf. Damian is currently still playing rugby and is affiliated with Helderberg Rugby Voetbal Club.

Geone Kramer

Geoné matriculated at Sasolburg High School in 2011. She commenced her academic training at Stellenbosch University in 2012 and completed LLB and LLM (cum laude) degrees.

She started her professional career as an intern at the City of Cape Town in the Sustainable Energy Markets Department. Upon completion of her one-year internship, she received a certificate of commendation for outstanding personal and professional development during the Programme.

Geoné joined our firm in 2018 as a candidate attorney under the supervision of Partner, Hannes Pretorius.

Rohan Van Der Merwe

Rohan matriculated at Strand High School in 2014. After High School Rohan was a golf instructor at a summer camp in Philadelphia, USA.

In January 2016 Rohan commenced his articles of clerkship at Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant Attorneys under the supervision of Partner Wernher Bock and is currently completing his LLB degree through the University of South Africa.

Andrew Viljoen

Andrew matriculated from Riebeeckrand High School, Johannesburg in 2008. Andrew was employed as an operations member at Labour Force, specializing in Labour Law until September 2017.

In October 2017 Andrew commenced his articles of clerkship at Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant Attorneys under the supervision of Partner Wernher Bock and is currently completing his LLB degree through the University of South Africa.

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Hannes Pretorius, Bock & Bryant Attorneys have been around since 1993 and are always available to help you with legal advice.

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81 Helderberg College Road, Somerset West

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