14 December 2015 by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Employment Alert

CDH welcomes Gavin Stansfield and Samiksha Singh

Gavin has over 15 years’ of service and re-joins our firm as a Director. He has extensive advisory experience, focussed mainly on employment matters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

His areas of specialisation include all types of labour law including strikes and lock-outs, unfair dismissals, collective bargaining, unlawful competition, restraint of trade and Occupational Health and Safety.

He specialises in public service and administrative law, municipal structures and public sector financial management legislation, including the Public Finance Management Act and the Municipal Finance Management Act. He has also extensive experience in procurement and supply chain management legislation.

Samiksha Singh has been appointed as a Director in the Employment Practice as from November this year.

She has considerable professional experience in all aspects of employment law which includes drafting of contracts, guidelines and policies, assisting and advising clients on unfair dismissal disputes at the various bargaining councils and the Labour Courts, obtaining interdicts during strikes, general strike management, lock – outs, retrenchment processes and disputes arising therefrom and advice on s197 transfers.

Samiksha has also directly assisted clients in the civil engineering, construction and building industries during protected, unprotected and violent strikes at several major projects in South Africa, which include the Kusile and Medupi Power Station Projects as well as the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital Project. She also has substantial experience in assisting and advising clients on all disciplinary and employment issues, disputes at the various bargaining councils and Labour Courts, retrenchments processes and s197 transfers.

We continue to grow our service offering to ensure that our clients receive holistic and innovative advice. We are confident that Gavin’s re-appointment and Samiksha’s appointment will enhance our existing team of talented employment specialists and we are proud to have them on board.

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