Lucinde began her career in 1998 as a Candidate Attorney at Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala Inc (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr). She was appointed as an Associate in 2000 and became a Director in 2004.

Lucinde specialises in:

  • a wide range of insolvency related proceedings such as liquidation and sequestration applications, the running of insolvency enquiries and other insolvency related litigation including prosecuting claims on behalf of liquidators, setting aside dispositions and assisting creditors with submitting claims in insolvent estates, perfecting securities on behalf of creditors (cessions/general notarial bonds). She acts for both liquidators and creditors;
  • forensic investigations – in liquidation and commercial dispute scenarios;
  • banking litigation including but not limited to litigating on securitised debt;
  • NCA disputes and related litigation and disputes on sale and lease buy backs and reckless lending;
  • company law disputes and litigation including shareholder disputes, director delinquency applications and shareholders' minority protection;
  • consumer law including franchise disputes (acting for both franchisors and franchisees) and Consumer Protection Act disputes;
  • commercial property disputes; and
  • Financial Services and Regulatory advice: Insider Trading and Market Abuse investigations and litigation.

Experience

  • Acted on behalf of liquidators in insolvency interrogations and enquiries and represented creditors at insolvency interrogations and enquiries.
  • Acting for several listed companies in litigation and regulatory matters, including but not limited to, Stellar Capital Partners Limited, PetroSA, Distell Limited, Mediclinic Group, Redefine Limited, Brimstone Investments Limited, Leaf Property Fund Trust, African Unity Health, Remgro Limited, PSG Capital (Pty) Limited, Spier Group of Companies, Pioneer Foods Limited, Pearson Holdings Southern Africa (Pty) Limited, National Students Financial Aid Scheme, GlaxoSmithKline South Africa (Pty) Limited, Equites Property Fund Limited
  • Acted for Western National Insurance Company Limited and African Unity Insurance (Pty) Limited
  • Acting for Medical Aid Schemes in contractual and NCA related litigation.
  • Banking litigation for the Standard Bank of South Africa, Capitec Bank Limited and Nedbank Private Wealth.
  • Represented corporate and listed as well as individual clients in FSB interrogations and hearings relating to insider trading, price manipulation and market abuse matters.
  • Acted in numerous commercial litigation matters including but not limited to franchisor/franchisee relationships and agreements, contractual disputes, partnership disputes, landlord/tenant disputes as well as insolvency related matters and interrogations.
  • Represented the Human Rights Commission in their submissions on the Protection of State Information Bill made to NCOP in Parliament.
  • Acted on behalf of the Housing Development Agency.
  • Represented the curators of the Fidentia group of companies in the recovery of lost investor funds and assets. Lead attorney in the application for the sequestration application against JAW Brown and Susan J Brown, and acted on behalf of the trustee of the insolvent estates JAW and SJ Brown

Education

  • BCom cum laude LLB cum laude, University of Stellenbosch
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2000

Memberships

  • Cape Law Society
  • South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • INSOL International