Designation: Senior Associate
Work: +27 41 396 9254
LLB (Nelson Mandela University)
Focus Area: Commercial Law
Shakira has practised law for 14 years and is a conveyancer and notary. She also holds an advanced certificate in Insolvency Litigation. Her qualifications have enabled her to obtain experience in diverse areas of the law: municipal, property and insurance debt collection, property foreclosures, civil litigation, evictions, property transfers and bonds, deceased estates and insolvency law. She now specialises in banking law, evictions, insolvency, property litigation and general commercial work.
Shakira has served on the Attorneys Association of the South Eastern Cape (NADEL component) as deputy chairperson and secretary. She currently serves on the Legal Practice Council’s National Exams Committee as a senior examiner for the attorneys’ admissions exams as well as for notary and conveyancing exams. She is a mentor for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.
Shakira enjoys mentoring our junior attorneys, spending time with her cats and dogs and is an avid reader and art lover. She enjoys baking, pottery and rock painting when possible.