Andrew joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as Candidate Attorney in 2015. He was appointed as an Associate in 2017 and in 2020 he was promoted to Senior Associate.

  • Business rescue: both small companies and larger corporates, commencing business rescue, acting on behalf of business rescue practitioners, drafting business rescue documentation including business rescue plans, organising and chairing creditors meetings in terms of the Act, bringing applications for business rescue, defending against applications for business rescue, converting business rescues into liquidations.
  • Liquidations: instituting and driving voluntary liquidations of solvent and insolvent companies and corporations, instituting liquidation applications against debtors, opposing applications for liquidation, representing liquidators, applying for and arranging insolvency enquiries (section 417 enquiries), representing clients at insolvency enquiries.
  • Corporate restructuring in the context of both business rescue and liquidations.
  • General litigation: both individuals and corporate clients, bringing and defending actions in the Magistrate's Court and the High Court in Cape Town and nationally, contract law, delict including defamation, debt recovery, Consumer Protection Act, Rental Housing Act and general rental and property related disputes, fire damage claims, franchise-related proceedings, environmental impact assessments, defending and opposing all litigation brought against clients.


  • BA, University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch (US)
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue, LEAD and UNISA


  • South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)

Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill
11 September 2020 Dispute Resolution

Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill

The introduction of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill made its debut into the public sphere and was tabled in Parliament on 4 September 2020. However, the Bill in its current form is incredibly narrow in its scope and notably fails to address any commercial aspects and opportunities of cannabis. Dispute Resolution Senior Associate Andrew MacPherson joins Channel Africa to discuss this.

The legalisation of cannabis
8 November 2019 Dispute Resolution

The legalisation of cannabis

Andrew MacPherson, an Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice, joined SAFM's The Talking Point to discuss the legalisation of cannabis.

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