Gert Nell

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Gert Nel
Director

Gert Nel is the senior partner of the Company. 


Mr. Nel has obtained a B. Proc and LLB from the University of Pretoria in 1996. 


He was employed as a Claims Handler at the Road Accident Fund during 1996 and 1997.


Mr. Nel was admitted as an attorney in 2000 after which he started practicing as a Personal Injury Attorney.


The company currently known as Gert Nel Incorporated was  founded in May 2001.

 

The inception of the company pathed the way for a firm specifically geared to adress the special requirements of the personal injury client.

 

Mr. Nel built on his experience and good relations with the people of the Road Accident Fund, suppliers, supporting staff and excellent compliment of experts and advocates to quickly building the company into one of the most prominent personal injury firms in the country.

 

Mr. Nel specializes in Personal Injury Law.

 

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Charlo Roux
Director

 

Charlo Roux completed his BProc degree in 1992 and was admitted as an Attorney in 1994. Before becoming part of the Gert Nel Inc team, Charlo worked at the Road Accident Fund as a Senior Claims Handler. 

 

After his stint in the public sector he joined Maponya Inc and was appointed as a Director of the firm. 

 

After leaving Maponya Charlo joined Gildenhuys Lessing Malatji Inc as a Senior Associate for a period of four years.

 

Charlo joined Gert Nel Inc in September 2010 and he currently focuses on matters relating to Personal Injury Law and Professional and Medical Negligence claims.

 

He has right of appearance in the High Court and his main fields of expertise include general Magistrate Court and High Court Litigation.

 

On a day-to-day basis Charlo’s practice include the assessment and investigation of claims, the quantification of damages as well as conducting the litigation process on behalf of accident victims and other clients.

 

Charlo was appointed as a Director as from the 25th of May 2012.

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Adele Marais
Professional Assistant


Adele Marais was appointed as a Professional Assistant at the firm in January 2009. 

 

She was employed as a Claims Handler at the Road Accident Fund from 1994 to 1998 and attended the Evening School for Legal Practice in 1996 where after she obtained a B. Proc degree at the University of South-Africa in 1997.

 

She was admitted as an Attorney in 1999 and started practicing for her own account in May 2000. 

 

In 2006 she became a director of Ellis Marais Incorporated and was part of the firm until 2008. 

 

Mrs. Marais specializes in Personal Injury Law.

 

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Pieter Coetzee
Professional Assistant


Pieter has been involved in high end matters in the High Court, including watershed litigation matters relating to personal injury compensation.

 

He is recognized by both his clients and peers alike as a central role player in the field of personal injury. 

 

Pieter has until recently been practicing with a number of firms specializing in the field of Personal Injury Law and Medical Law, including Gildenhuys Lessing Malatji Inc, Dyason Inc and Adams & Adams.

 

Pieter has been involved in a number of academic work and research, which have been quoted in “Foundational Principles of South African Medical Law:  Carstens et al, amongst others.

 

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Iwan Martens
Professional Assistant

Iwan completed his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2001. He has right of appearance in the High Court.

 

He was admitted as an Attorney in 2003 after which he was employed at the Road Accident Fund involved in litigation of Third Party Matters.

 

Before recently joining our team he was practising at a number of Personal Injury Attorneys which includes Fourie Fismer Inc and Iqbal Mahommed Attorneys where he was a key figure in high risk litigation in the Magistrate and High Court.

 

Iwan's practice mainly includes litigation in personal injury claims and can be considered as a specialist in the field.

 

André van der Westhuizen
Professional Assistant

 

André holds a BProc degree from UNISA.

 

He was admitted as an attorney on 23 September 2010. André's work experience includes working at Guardian National Insurance Company as a claims negotiator in their MVA department.

 

André joined the City Council of Johannesburg in 1992 with the mandate of handling all claims lodged against the City Council.

 

In July of 2002 André joined the litigation department of the Road Accident Fund.

 

From 2009 - 2010 André was employed in the high court department of Fourie Fismer INC. after which he joined Savage Jooste Adams from 2010 - 2013.

 

André has extensive knowledge and experience in insurance matters including "slip and fall" cases, aviation accidents, dog bite cases as well as medical negligence.

 

André is a specialist personal injury attorney.

 

Zaheera Mahommed Ameen
Professional Consultant

 

Zaheera holds an LLB from the University of South Africa.

 

Zaheera's work experience includes Road Accident Fund matters, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Drafting of Will and Estates, Medical Malpractice and Labour Matters.

 

She is responsible for the administration of our Durban branch.


 

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