OUR PEOPLE

We pride ourselves on the diversity and skills of our people. We proudly embrace people from all races, cultures, religions and sexual orientations and we strive to continue to uplift previously disadvantaged groups. 

We are a proud Level 2 BBBEE contributor

Dr Gerrie Ebersöhn

LLB (cum laude); LLM (cum laude); LLD (UFS)

Managing Director

Gerrie completed his studies at the University of the Free State where he completed his doctorate in 2002. Gerrie completed his articles and practiced as an Associate Attorney at Hofmeyr Herbstein & Ghiwala Inc (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr).

He has been practising as an attorney of the High Court for more than 19 years and frequently appears in High Courts around the country as well as the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and Supreme Court of Appeal.

Gerrie specialises in Commercial Litigation; Labour Law; and Building Disputes.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation | Labour Law | Construction Law

Lizel van Deventer

LLB (NWU); Charted Secretary (CIS); Notary Public

Director

Lizel joined the firm in 2015 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2018. She was promoted to Director in April 2019.

Lizel is a Notary Public and an Attorney with Right of Appearance in the High Court and as such frequently appears in High Courts and Labour Court around the Country.

She is also a Chartered Secretary and advises both government and private entities on corporate governance and compliance.

Lizel has a passion for commercial and corporate law and specialises in Commercial Litigation; Commercial Drafting; Labour Law Sectional Titles and the drafting of Notarial Deeds.

Areas of Practice:

Corporate Law | Commercial Drafting | Compliance & Company Secretarial Services | Commercial Drafting | Employment Law | Insurance Law | Family Law | Notarial Practice

Michelle Soutter

LLB (NWU);

Senior Associate

Michelle is a Senior Associate at Gerrie Ebersohn Attorneys in the firm’s Family Law department.

Michelle obtained her LLB Degree from the North West University in 2011. During her studies she was recognised as one of the top 15% students on her campus and subsequently became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Following the completion of her 2 years of articles, Michelle was appointed as an Attorney of the High Court in 2014 and obtained her right of appearance in the High Court shortly thereafter.

Michelle has been practising as an Attorney for almost10 years and is a Family Law Specialist. Michelle frequently appears in the High Court in both opposed and unopposed matters. Aside from Family Law, Michellle also has a keen interest in Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation.

Areas of Practice:

Family Law | Corporate Law | Commercial Litigation 

Reinhard Evans

BCom; LLB (UP);

Associate

Reinhard joined the firm as a Candidate Attorney and was subsequently retained as an Associate.

Reinhard has a passion for Employment Law and frequently represents clients in disciplinary hearings, arbitrations and Labour Court matters.

Reinhard further has a passion for Commercial Drafting, Civil Litigation and Sports Law.

Outside of the workplace, Reinhard enjoys rock climbing, reading, listening to music, hiking with friends and even some surfing over the December Holidays.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation | Employment Law | Corporate Law | Commercial Drafting | Sports Law

Shannon Mangnall

LLB (UJ);

Associate

She obtained her LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2017 and has since gained extensive experience across all areas of the law.

Shannon enjoys interacting with people and finding solutions to best assist in the most efficient and professional way.

Shannon’s primary focus is Family law Commercial Drafting and Civil Litigation.

When she is not acting in her professional capacity, Shannon enjoys being at the gym and making special memories with family and friends.

Areas of Practice:

Family Law | Commercial Drafting | Civil Litigation