Our Education & Training team

has a wealth of experience in the education and training sector, specifically with regard to the acquisition, financing, governance and organisational structure of schools and universities.

Education & Training

Our services include:

  • Advising entities listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with regard to listings issues, funding, acquisition and establishment of educational institutions.
  • Assisting private equity and other investors with regard to all aspects of acquisition and funding of schools and universities, including the performance of due diligence investigations in respect of private higher education service providers in the context of corporate transactions.
  • Advising schools and universities on regulatory issues including registration as an education provider, employment matters, constitutional documents, disciplinary procedures, real estate issues and governance.

Practice Area Rankings

  • Chambers Global 2017–2021 ranked us in Band 1 for dispute resolution.
  • Chambers Global 2018 - 2021 ranked us in Band 2 for insurance and restructuring/insolvency.
  • Chambers Global 2020-2021 ranked our Corporate Investigations sector in Band 4.
  • Chambers Global 2019 our Corporate Investigations sector was ranked as a Recognised Practitioner.
  • Chambers Global 2011 - 2016 ranked us in Band 2 for dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 - 2020 recommended us in Tier 1 for dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - 2016 recommended us in Tier 2 for dispute resolution.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Tim Fletcher is the National Practice Head for the Dispute Resolution team. Chambers Global 2019-2021 ranked Tim in Band 3 for dispute resolution. Chambers Global 2015–2018 ranked Tim in Band 4 for dispute resolution. The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2020 recommended him as a leading individual for dispute resolution and recommended him from 2013–2016. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015 identified Tim as being among the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. He was named as the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2017–2018 in the litigation category. Who’s Who Legal 2015–2019 identified Tim as one of the world’s leading Insurance & Reinsurance lawyers.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015–2020 recommended Eugene Bester for dispute resolution.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 recommended Anja Hofmeyr for dispute resolution.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recommended Richard Marcus for dispute resolution. Richard was named as the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2018 in the insolvency & restructuring category.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2020 recommended Rishaban Moodley for dispute resolution. Rishaban was named as the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2015-2016 for litigation.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recommended Marius Potgieter for dispute resolution.

  • Chambers Global 2016–2021 ranked Joe Whittle in Band 4 for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017–2020 recommended him for construction.

  • Chambers Global  2021 ranked Jonathan Witts-Hewinson in Band 3 and from 2017–2020 he was ranked in Band 2 for dispute resolution. Chambers Global 2014–2016 ranked Jonathan in Band 3 for dispute resolution. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2020 recommended him for dispute resolution. He was identified as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation for 2017. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015 identified him as being among the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. Practical Law Company PLC Which Lawyer? 2006–2012 endorsed Jonathan for his expertise in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, and construction. Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers 2009–2011 listed him among South Africa’s pre-eminent litigation lawyers in litigation and emerging markets.