Allison  Alexander

Allison Alexander

National Practice Head, Executive Consultant

Allison Alexander is National Practice Head of our Trusts & Estates practice. She has practiced as an attorney and conveyancer since 1990. Allison's area of specialisation includes the registration of residential and commercial bonds for financial institutions, as well as residential and commercial transfers, transfers from insolvent and deceased estates, drafting and commenting on commercial property documents and advising thereon. Allison has also worked on various renewable energy matters and commercial property documents for petroleum companies.


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Allison was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1990 and employed at Gelb Simon Shapiro and Partners after she completed her articles there. In 2005 she was appointed to head up the Real Estate practice at Edward Nathan Sonnenberg in 2005. Allison started with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as Director in 2014. She became an Executive Consultant in April 2017.

Allison has also served as an examiner for the conveyancer's admission exam and as Councillor at the Cape Law Society, the latter from 2000-2006. She is a member of the Disciplinary Committee, the Benevolent Fund Committee and the Staff Committee.

In April 2019, Allison became National Practice Head for the Trusts and Estates practice.

  • Registration of residential and commercial mortgage bonds for various financial institutions and special purpose vehicles
  • Drafting of and advice in respect of commercial property agreements and transactions
  • Worked on various renewable energy matters and commercial property documents for petroleum companies
  • Implementation of commercial property agreements
  • Providing advice in respect of legislation applicable to property transactions
  • Attended to the first phase of the Watergate housing development comprising some 300 residential units in Mitchells Plain.
  • Best Lawyers International 2019 listed Allison for Real Estate Law.


  • BA LLB, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1990
  • Year of admission as a conveyancer: 1990
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council