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ABOUT US

Mission Statement

WE STRIVE TO OFFER QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES

BY PROVIDING PRACTICAL, COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS

THROUGH OUR PERSONAL ATTENTION

Morné du Plessis
Attorney - Director

 

Morné du Plessis is an admitted attorney with more than 10 years’ experience in the legal field. Morné has extensive experience in many aspects of law, specialising in High Court and Magistrates’ Court litigation, corporate recoveries, Labour Law, Family Law, Commercial Law, and acting as a local correspondent.

 

Morné started out as an administrative officer at the Office of the Family Advocate. During this time he graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Morné completed his articles at Mason Incorporated, where he subsequently climbed the ranks from Professional Assistant, to Associate Director, and then Partner. He then practised at Pretorius Attorneys, which became Pretorius Du Plessis Incorporated.

 

As a sole proprietor, Morné now oversees a successful law firm Morné du Plessis Attorneys.

 

Morné has worked on many successful large scale cases. During 2007 he was successful in an Appeal on behalf of a client in the Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein, which was subsequently reported in the South African Law Reports.

 

Morné has a wide range of professional skills and expertise. His drafting skills illustrate his passion for the law and natural grasp of legal concepts. Morné directs every aspect of his legal practice. This complex task involves maintaining professional working relationships with advocates, attorneys, staff, consultants and, most importantly, clients. Morné also has relevant experience in administration, strategic management, marketing, and human resources. It is evident that Morné provides practical solutions through personal attention.

 

Morné’s natural affinity for the law ensures his continuing success. It is his dedication and regard for his clients that establishes Morné as a true professional.

Michelle Korb

 

Receptionist and Litigation Secretary
to Morné du Plessis & Edmund Szudrawski.

 

In 1991 Michelle started her career at the Department of Development Aid as a Switchboard Operator and Admin Assistant. In 1992 Michelle was transferred to the Deeds Office where she worked in the following Departments: Enquiries, Registration, Final Checking, Micro Filming and Aktex.

 

Michelle decided to leave the Deeds office in 2006 and venture into Conveyancing as a Conveyancing Secretary, where she obtained her invaluable experience in the drafting of bonds and transfer documents.

 

In 2008 Michelle decided to make the move from Conveyancing Secretary to Litigation Secretary and joined Shackleton Credit Management as an Admin Assistant, Receptionist, Legal Process Typist and then Junior Litigation Secretary and since then built up her experience in preparing legal processes for bank debts, commercial litigation and general litigation.

 

With Michelle’s experience as a Secretary in Litigation, combined with her exceptional office administration skills, she ensures that the office runs smoothly.

Edmund Szudrawski
Consultant - Specialist in Criminal Law

 

Born in Johannesburg, but raised and schooled in Pietermaritzburg, Ed went on to complete his B.Soc.Sci (majoring in History and Economic History), and LLB degrees at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus.

 

He enjoyed 7 years with the Department of Justice as a State Prosecutor and then at the National Prosecuting Authority as a State Advocate, where the cut and thrust of court work, the extensive research and preparation of cases, and the development of prosecution and cross-examination strategy, honed his skills as a litigator. 

 

After a brief stint as a commercial attorney and legal manager for a communication and systems company, Ed returned to his preferred familiar territory of criminal litigation, and is currently completing his Masters in Advanced Criminal Justice. Additional time is spent lecturing subjects such as criminal law and criminal procedure for the UFS through Varsity College, as well as candidate attorneys in KZN, in preparation for their attorney admission exams.

 

Outside the office, Ed is passionate about military history, travel and all aspects of aviation.

Shemariah Johnson
 
Candidate Attorney for Morne’ Du Plessis

 

Shemariah is an ambitious, analytical and driven individual with a passion for law. She is able to grasp legal concepts easily and apply practical solutions efficiently and effectively.

 

She matriculated from Heather Secondary in 2013 with a Bachelors pass which enabled her to successfully begin studying towards her LLB Degree.

 

Shemariah started her career as a Legal Assistant, attending to her Drafting of Legal documents, training staff , Research and analysis.

 

She has previous experience in Public liability; Insurance Law; and Road Accident Fund Claims. She has a keen interest in Civil and Criminal Litigation.

 

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