Asma was admitted as an attorney in 2016 where she worked as an Associate in a small firm before joining CDH as an Associate in 2020. Asma was also admitted as a conveyancer in 2019. Asma was appointed Senior Associate in 2022.

Asma has experience and has assisted with various employment law litigation and dispute resolution matters within various industries including corporate, mining, and construction. She has worked on several matters involving the interdicting of strikes and strike related actions, as well as numerous CCMA appearances for various disputes. Asma has also appeared at the Labour Court and consistently assists counsel in matters at the Labour Court, and most recently at the Labour Appeal Court.  She has also chaired and prosecuted numerous disciplinary hearings including a mass disciplinary hearing as well as a grievance hearing.

Asma has also done a number of radio interviews on many topics related to employment law and continues to share her knowledge regarding employment law through various publications and other media.



  • BA(LLB), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2016
  • Year of admission as a conveyancer: 2019
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council
Banked leave burdening employers
29 June 2020 Employment Law

Banked leave burdening employers

Asma Cachalia, Associate in the Employment practice joined Channel Africa to discuss banked leave burdening employers. She explains the importance of changing leave policies and employers encouraging employees to take statutory leave during the lockdown.

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