Abigail began her legal career in 2018 at Bell Dewar Inc (Fasken) where she completed her articles and went on to practice as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department for a year and nine months.

During her articles and subsequent practice in the field of dispute resolution, Abigail gained experience in the fields of Labour, Employment and Human Rights, as well as general commercial and construction disputes, the regulation of medical devices and medicines, product liability and contractual litigation.  

Education

  • BA (Political and International Studies, with Distinction) – Rhodes University
  • LLB – Rhodes University

Memberships

  •   SASLAW
Are employees now permitted to throw away their masks? That depends...
27 June 2022 Employment Law

Are employees now permitted to throw away their masks? That depends...

Are employees now permitted to throw away their masks? "That depends", says Abigail Butcher, Associate in our Employment Law Practice, following the repeal of Regulations 16A, 16B and 16C relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions

An effort to fast-track transformation – The proposed Amendments to the Employment Equity Act and their implications on industry
7 November 2022 Employment Law

An effort to fast-track transformation – The proposed Amendments to the Employment Equity Act and their implications on industry

In this episode of CDH Conversations, Professor Hugo Pienaar and Abigail Butcher discuss the Employment Equity Amendment Bill, which is likely to be promulgated in late 2023, and the impact that its promulgation will have on employers. The proposed amendments include a change to the definitions of "designated employer" and "people with disabilities", the removal of the requirement for HPCSA certification in respect of psychological testing, the introduction of sectoral numerical targets by the Minister and the practicalities around the submission of employment equity reports.

The Great Resignation
18 May 2022 Employment Law

The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation is a global trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs, since early 2021. However, what happens when an employee changes their mind? Abigail Butcher, Associate in our Employment Law practice, discussed the best practice regarding the withdrawal of a resignation.

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