Directors

Sivi Pather

Sivi Pather

Pather & Pather’s co-founder and senior director has been in practice since 1996. He has extensive High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court litigation experience.

Sivi sits on the executive committees of several large commercial clients and set up South Africa’s first black-owned airline, as well as numerous businesses and franchises.

He has been a Commissioner on various Bargaining Councils throughout the country and has been certified by the London School of Mediation as an Accredited International Mediator.

Edward Abraham

Edward joined Pather & Pather in 2007 as a Candidate Attorney. He was admitted as an attorney in 2009, and was invited to become an associate and  and is now a senior director of the firm.

He deals with all areas of civil litigation and specialises in Administrative and Insurance Law. He also has  experience in dealing with the Insurance Ombudsman and the Financial Services Board.

Kuben Moodley

Kuben Moodley

Kuben holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree which was obtained in 2007 and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) in 2010 from UKZN (Howard). He also completed the Dale Carnegie course in 2015.

He joined Pather & Pather in 2010 as a Candidate Attorney. Kuben was admitted as an attorney in 2012 and was thereafter appointed as an Associate of the Firm. In 2015, he was appointed as a Director and in 2018 he became a Partner at the Firm.

Kuben has vast experience in complex Commercial litigation and Professional Indemnity matters. He has litigated out of the High Courts of South Africa, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

He has a keen interest and passion for the law and keeps up to date with all current trends and shifts within the legal profession. He has often been seen in newspapers regarding his involvement in landmark cases around the country. Despite his busy professional schedule Kuben still manages to keep abreast of his personal interests which are sports (particularly cricket, soccer and rugby) as well as politics.

Senior Associates

Raeesa Cassim

RAEESA CASSIM

Raeesa is an Associate at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.

Raeesa holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) as well as a Masters degree in Business Law (LLM Business Law) and came to us from, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENSafrica). Raeesa is also Notary Public.

Raeesa heads up the Corporate and Commercial Department and specialises in company law, general corporate commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and commercial property law.

Her experience includes negotiating, commenting on and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, including Shareholders’ Agreements, Memoranda of Incorporation, sale of shares and business agreements, Merger Agreements, Loan Agreements and Trust Deeds.

Meshree Rajkumar

Meshree Rajkumar

Meshree Rajkumar recently joined Pather and Pather Attorneys as Senior Conveyancer, leading the Conveyancing Department and as a Notary Public.

She specialises in Property Finance, Conveyancing and Notary work. On her data base of clients, she represents Financial Institutions, Real Estate Agents, Private Individuals, Developers, Private Companies and Corporate Entities.

Alisande Bradshaw

Alisande-Bradshaw

Alisande Bradshaw recently joined Pather and Pather Attorneys as a Senior Associate bringing with her more than 27 years of experience.

Acting as Magistrate for over 4 years, Alisande has extensive experience with various aspects of the law including but by no mean limited to family law, criminal law, commercial litigation and RAF.

Associates

Sisanda Linda

SISANDA KHAYALIHLE LINDA

Sisanda is a Candidate Attorney at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.

He graduated from the University of Zululand with an LLB degree in 2016.

He has a keen interest for Commercial Law.

Sisanda believes in the principles of openness, good morals and ethics in order to maintain long lasting personal and professional relationships.

Xolile Nhlapho

Xolile Nhlapho

Xolile graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2013 with her LLB Degree.  In 2014 she obtained useful experience at the Ombudsman of Financial Service Providers as the Graduate Trainee gaining an understanding about the industry and how the FSP Ombud works. Xolile furthered her post graduate work experience with LIPCO (LAW FOR ALL), where she worked as a Legal Mediator.

In January 2018, armed with valuable experience in two challenging sectors, she joined Macgregor Erasmus Attorneys as a Candidate Attorney and completed her articles in January 2019.

She is currently employed as an Associate at Pather and Pather Attorneys and is involved in the recovery department, acting for various well-known insurance companies. She has experience to general litigation inclusive of instituting and defending actions out of the Regional Courts and Magistrates Courts. Her experience also extends to Dispute Resolution Matters having worked as a Legal Mediator at LIPCO. She also has chaired, a couple of Disciplinary hearings for well-known companies and is eager to further her knowledge.

Candidate Attorneys

Ronelle Naicker

Ronelle is a Candidate Attorney at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.  She completed her LLB degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017.

Ronelle has experience in optimising credit control as she was seconded to CMA-CGM Shipping Agencies for a year.

She currently works in the Banking Recoveries Department of Pather & Pather, with specific focus legal processes.

Vikash Sampathmany

Vikash Sampathmany

Vikash holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of the Free State (UFS) and joined Pather and Pather Attorneys as a Candidate Attorney in 2019.

Vikash has been fortunate enough to work in multiple Departments within the Firm, which has enabled him to have a vast legal experience ranging from appearing in the Magistrate’s Court to complex Commercial Litigation in the High Court.

His interests include Commercial Litigation, Banking Law and Civil Litigation.

Sarah Naidoo

Sarah is a Candidate Attorney at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.  She graduated from the University of KwaZulu – Natal with an LLB degree in 2018.

Sarah has gained invaluable experience working in the real estate industry for several years and has a keen interest in General and Property Litigation.

Sarah is passionate about empowering her community through various outreach programmes and initiatives. Her hobbies include:  Reading, Swimming, networking.

Fiona Gangat

Fiona Gangat

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Pretoria and has completed her Practical Training at the Pretoria School for Legal Practice. Fiona has been living in Stockholm, Sweden for the last seven years and recently returned to South Africa, joining Pather and Pather Attorneys as a Candidate Attorney at the start of 2020.

Fiona works with Mr Sivi Pather in the Commercial Department and has a particular interest in Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates.

She has strong views on the environment and believes in the Swedish philosophy of “lagom”.

Warren Natasen

Warren Natasen

Warren is a Candidate Attorney to Mr. Sivi Pather working in the Commercial Drafting and Commercial Litigation Departments.

He holds an LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu and is a member of the Black Lawyers Association and Golden Key International Honours Society.

Warren was accepted to the Business Law Masters Program at the University of KwaZulu, and has completed all modules in advanced contract law, advanced consumer law and advanced corporate law. He is currently finalising his dissertation for publication.

Warren is an excellent orator and has a natural flair for style and business which works well within the playing field of Corporate Law.

Head of Administration

Erashini Sirpal

Erashini Sirpal

Erashini joined Pather & Pather in February 2003.

In 2005 she was appointed as the Office Manageress and now holds the title of Administration/Operations Manager.

Erashini has attended various practice and financial management courses and has extensive experience in running a Law Firm.

Erashini is responsible for the overall running of our practice which includes finance & accounting, practice management systems, company secretarial, trust accounting and compliance.

IT and Facilities Manager

Daniel Oosthuizen

Daniel Oosthuizen