Tim Fletcher

Tim Fletcher

National Practice Head, Director

Tim Fletcher is National Head of our Dispute Resolution practice. He has been involved in commercial dispute resolution for many years including High Court litigation and private arbitration - both domestic and international. He has successfully resolved disputes concerning general  commercial  and  contractual issues, administrative law issues including tender reviews as well as education, insurance, gambling, information technology, product liability and real estate issues. Tim is also an expert on education regulatory matters.

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Tim began his career at Cliffe Dekker and Todd in 1989 becoming a Director in 1995. He is presently National Practice Head of Dispute Resolution, chairs our Employment Equity Committee and serves on our Finance, Transformation, Innovation and IT Committees.

  • Managing complex commercial disputes before the High Court and in domestic and international arbitrations.
  • Regularly involved in negotiations with the Department of Higher Education on behalf of leading private higher education service providers about complex regulatory issues.
  • Assists a major international retail group with general commercial issues including perfection of securities, retail and real estate disputes.
  • Represents insurance brokerages and underwriters in indemnity claims.
  • Has conducted high level investigations for major corporations.
  • Involved in numerous reviews of administrative action involving state tender awards.
  • Engaged from time to time in matters before the Equality Court and the Constitutional Court.
  • Often Involved in appeals and reviews in the context of gambling legislation.
  • Assists our Pro Bono and Human Rights Department with litigious matters.

  • Chambers Global 2019 ranked Tim in Band 3 for dispute resolution. Between 2015 - 2018 Tim was ranked in Band 4 for dispute resolution.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016-2018 listed Tim as a 'leading individual' for dispute resolution and recommended him in 2013–2016.
  • Tim was the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2017 and 2018 in the litigation category.
  • Best Lawyers International 2008–2019 listed him for insurance law and litigation.
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015 identified Tim as being among the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers.
  • Expert Guides: Insurance and Reinsurance has listed Tim as one of the top legal practitioners advising on insurance and reinsurance from 2013 - 2018.
  • Who's Who Legal 2018 identified Tim as one of the world's leading Insurance & Reinsurance lawyers.

Education

  • BA LLB LLM, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1991
  • Year of admission as a notary public: 1995

Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Law Society of England & Wales
3 October 2017 Dispute Resolution

"Unruly parents can get their kids expelled"

"Unruly parents can get their kids expelled" - National Practice Head for Dispute Resolution Tim Fletcher, together with Associate Fiorella Noriega Del Valle unpacked this highly topical issue.

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