Tyger Valley

Directors

Francois Burger

Francois Burger

BA, LLB., Dip Tax Prac., Dip Est

Francois grew up in South West Africa (Namibia). He obtained his BA and LLB degrees at Stellenbosch University. He also has diplomas in Estate Practice and in Tax Practice. Francois was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer during the early 1980’s. He specializes in litigation and collections and attends to tax problems.

Esje De Wet

Esje De Wet

BMus., LLB

Esje grew up in Cape Town and matriculated at Jan Van Riebeeck High School. She obtained a BMus. degree at the University of Cape Town and a LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch. She was admitted as an attorney during 1997 and as a conveyancer during 1999. She specialises in conveyancing and collections and also manages a collections call centre.

Peter Truter

Peter Truter

BA (Law), LLB, Estate Planning/Administration/Trusts (Dip.), Banking Law (Cert.), Insolvency (Dip.)

Having been a practising attorney since 1999, Peter Truter specialises in transfers, bond registrations and is a Notary Public. He further specialises in banking law, insolvency law and also handles commercial matters. He has earned a great deal of trial experience in Magistrate, Regional and High Court proceedings. Having been a practising attorney since 1999, Peter Truter specialises in Civil and Commercial litigation, Banking and Insolvency Law and also handles professional conveyancing matters. He has earned a great deal of trial experience in Magistrate, Regional and High Court proceedings.

Merlinn James Titus

Merlinn James Titus

B.Comm, LLB

Merlinn James Titus graduated from the Stellenbosch University with a BCom LLB degree. He commenced his articles with Marais Muller Hendricks (Kuils River) during 2011 and was admitted as an attorney in 2013 and a conveyancer in 2014. In September 2015 Merlinn moved from the Kuils River office to the Tygervalley office where he expanded his practice from commercial contracts, road transport matters, administrative law, general litigation & conveyancing to include foreclosures and National Credit Act matters. Merlinn also specialises in assisting clients with urgent matters such as land invasions and urgent interdicts.

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart

LLB, Adv Dip Labour Law

Robert Stewart obtained a LLB degree and an Advanced Diploma in Labour law at the University of Johannesburg. He was admitted as an attorney in 2010. He specialises in legal collections and further manages a collections call centre.

Associate

Jacobus Christiaan De Wet Du Plessis

Jacobus Christiaan De Wet Du Plessis

B.Iur, LLB

De Wet has been in legal practice since 1990. His fields of practice are dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, mediation, civil, commercial and criminal fields. He also offers service in the liquor law field. His historic professional experience includes the following: admitted attorney since 1994, commissioner at the Small Claims court since 2011, accredited Arbitrator since 2000, advocate at the Cape Bar, public prosecutor in Magistrate’s – and Regional courts, military law officer in SANDF.

Professional Team

Leana Kotze

B.Comm, LLB

Leana Kotze graduated from Stellenbosch University in December 2014 after having obtained BComm and LLB degrees. She served articles at MMH and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in February 2017 and a Notary in November 2017.

Her areas of practice include general litigation, advising on various aspects of corporate and commercial law, and drafting contracts.

Consultants

Tobie De Wet

Tobie De Wet

B.Comm, LLB

Reaching admission as an attorney in 1981, following graduation of his B.comm and LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, Tobie De Wet went on to become a partner of Marais Muller in 1984. He has developed a profound expertise in litigation, specialising in the commercial and insolvency arenas.