PROFESSIONAL STAFF

GLYN WILLIAMS

SENIOR PARTNER

B.A. LL.B
(University of Cape Town)

Rondebosch

Glyn Williams was admitted to practise in 1988, and is also an admitted attorney in Zimbabwe and Lesotho.  He has worked for legal firms in London and Bedford in the UK.

Glyn practises in the fields of Commercial and Property Law, Estate Planning and Trusts, Administrative and Environmental Law, Labour Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Glyn has valuable experience in all forms of litigation related to these areas of law.  Glyn also serves on the TOKISO Dispute Settlement Arbitration Panel.

FIONA BESTER

 SENIOR PARTNER

B.Iuris. (UNISA) B.Proc
(University of Pretoria)

Stellenbosch

Fiona Bester was admitted to practise in 1990.  Prior to joining Chennells Albertyn, Fiona was the Director of Fiona Viviers Inc. in KwaZulu Natal.

Fiona practises in the fields of Civil Litigation, Labour Law, Family Law and Divorce, Landlord and Tenant Disputes, Road Accident Fund claims, Land Reform, Estate Planning and Trusts.  Fiona is experienced in all forms of litigation and takes a keen interest in developing the legal skills of junior staff.  Fiona also serves on the Legal Service Panel for the Land Rights Management Facility of the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform.

LENE MACNAB

PARTNER

B.A. (University of Witwatersrand) LL.B. (University of Cape Town)

Rondebosch

Lene Macnab was admitted to practise in 2011.  Prior to joining Chennells Albertyn, Lene worked for 15 years in Human Resource Management for a major South African Bank.

Lene practises in the fields of Civil Litigation arising from Private and Commercial Disputes, including Tenant and Landlord Disputes, drafting Commercial Agreements, Labour Law, Estate Planning and Administration of Deceased Estates.  Lene also serves on the Legal Service Panel for the Land Rights Management Facility of the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform.

ROBERT LOUW

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT & CONVEYANCER

B.A. LL.B. (University of Stellenbosch)
HDIP in Advanced Taxation (UNISA)

Rondebosch

Robert Louw was admitted to practise in 2014.  Robert is employed as a Conveyancer in the firm’s Property Law Department.

Robert specializes in Property Transfers, Mortgage Bonds, Bond Cancellations, Farm Transfers, Servitudes, Subdivisions, Consolidations, Expropriation Transfers, Vesting Transfers, Estate Transfers and Antenuptial Contracts.

BEATA WARNICH

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT

LL.B LL.M (Environmental Law) (University of the Free State)

Stellenbosch

Beata Warnich was admitted to practise in 2014.  Beata completed her Master’s Degree in Environmental Law in which her thesis covered the area of hydraulic fracturing.  Beata practises in the fields of Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Labour Disputes and Environmental Law.

MILES CHENNELLS

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT

B.Com. LL.B.
(University of Stellenbosch)

Rondebosch

Miles was admitted to practise in 2016.  Miles practises predominantly in the fields of Civil Litigation, Labour Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  In 2015 Miles completed the Commercial and Workplace Mediation Training Course at the University of Cape Town.

ROGER CHENNELLS

CONSULTANT

B.Com. (University of Stellenbosch) LL.B (University of Natal)
LLM (London School of Economics (LSE) . Ph.D

Roger Chennells, is the founder member of the firm and was admitted to practise in 1978 in KwaZulu-Natal, in 1984 in the Cape. Based in Stellenbosch, he has practised generally in the field of Human Rights since 1980, specialising in issues relating to Land, Labour, Farm Workers and Conflict resolution, Arbitration and Mediation.

Since the early 1990’s Roger has represented the San people of Southern Africa in achieving Land Tenure, obtaining Cultural and Heritage recognition on a National and International level and the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous People. The rights of Indigenous Peoples has become one of his areas of interest, including teaching “Earth Jurisprudence” which is a form of environmental legal philosophy.

WILLIAM THOMSON

CONSULTANT

BSocSc (University of Cape Town)
BProc (UNISA) LLB
(UNISA) DPLR (UNISA SBL)

William Thomson is an attorney and an ADR Specialist at Chennells Albertyn. He is also a Part-Time Senior Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

William is a Panelist with TOKISO Dispute Settlement and also serves as a mediator and arbitrator on a number of public and private sector Bargaining Councils.
William was trained and accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) (UK) as a Commercial Mediator in 2007 and is also an accredited mediator with Conflict Dynamics where he is also part of their Training Faculty.
William’s main area of interest and focus is in negotiation, mediation and workplace transformation and change. He has facilitated Strategic Planning Sessions, Relationship Building Interventions, Diversity Workshops and Training Interventions both nationally and internationally for Companies, Trade Unions, Government, NGO’s and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
William also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution at a number of South African Universities.

VANESSA PATHER

CONSULTANT

B.A. LL.B (University of Witwatersrand)
B.Com Honours Industrial Relations
(UDW)

Vanessa was admitted to practice in 1992. She is an ADR specialist at Chennells Albertyn Attorneys.

She is a Part-Time Senior Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). She is also a mediator and arbitrator on several private agency panels and private and public sector Bargaining Council panels.

Vanessa has expertise and broad range of experience in developing capacity and building skills in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has worked extensively on developing and delivering training and development initiatives both nationally and internationally. Institutions and organizations that Vanessa has worked with include: The CCMA; Bargaining Councils; Trade Unions ; South African Universities; The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) in collaboration with the University of Cape Town and the CCMA.

She led an initiative on behalf of the Labour Relations Practice Industry which successfully developed and delivered a qualification in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice in partnership with six public universities.

Vanessa teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution at South African Universities and is based in Cape Town.