Mayat Nurick Langa Inc.
Is a firm of attorneys and notaries that prides itself in being about the law.
The law firm was established as Mayat Nurick & Associates in 1993 by two enterprising female attorneys, Haseena Mayat and Susan Nurick.
Looking back on a heritage of over 21 years, Bheki Langa talks of the firm’s early adoption of cultural diversity.
“We’ve always considered ourselves truly representative of South Africa but achieved this in a meritorious way. The Mayat Nurick Langa story is one which embraces cultures in its talent base and focuses on being about the law. We’re focused, we’re thorough and we’re all about relationships.”
Bheki Langa, Senior Director.
Susan Nurick continues to serve the practice in the position of a consultant.
Centrally located in Parktown North, near the business district of Rosebank in Johannesburg, the practice litigates primarily in the Gauteng High Court divisions, as well as in relevant Magistrates and Labour Court jurisdictions.
The Firm has first-hand knowledge of the realities facing individuals and business. Each of the firm’s professionals is in a position of understanding which is strengthened by a comprehensive knowledge of the law.
Mayat Nurick Langa is a Level Two Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor, with 70% of the firm being B-BBEE owned.
“The relationships we have built over the years have developed beyond the traditional client – lawyer engagement. Clients often simply pop in. For our clients, I believe, our offices represent a safe and trusted place.” Bheki Langa, Senior Director.
The collective skill, expertise and knowledge base within Mayat Nurick Langa, combined with an inherent focus on rendering a service of the highest calibre, provides clients with a trusted legal partnership. At the core of the firm is an ethos of perfection.
“What we do, we do really well. In fact we set our sights on the concept of a 100% success rate.” Bheki Langa, Director.
The legal team is acknowledged by their peers and share a common work ethic recognized by peers as experts in their fields.
In serving the South African government and parastatal entities, corporates and multi-nationals, and private individuals for more than 21 years, the growth of Mayat Nurick Langa Inc. has been enabled through an intensive work ethic and utmost professionalism. The practice’s client portfolio includes juristic entities such as the Road Accident Fund and the Economic Empowerment Fund as well as various other parastatals, including Eskom, and Transnet, as well as individual clients.
The Practice has been on the panel of attorneys for the Road Accident Fund since 2001 and the RAF has been one of the Practice’s major clients. The Practice has always and continues to receive a substantial and constant volume of legal work from the RAF. It enjoys a favourable reputation in the marketplace particularly amongst the legal fraternity. This is reflected in its consistently high success rate in litigation.
Its professional employees have a considerable amount of experience in General Litigation, Third Party Claims (RAF), Insurance and Personal Injury matters, Labour and Employment Law as well as Family Law.
Bheki Langa was admitted as an attorney in the High Court in July 2000 and joined the practice in 2005.
He specialises in labour and employment law as well as civil and commercial litigation. His expertise includes litigation pertaining to tenders, procurement contracts, arbitrations, mediations and review procedures and his extensive exposure at the CCMA in various jurisdictions is notable. He has also assisted numerous clients with day to day labour and industrial law requirements. Bheki has represented major South African corporations, government entities and parastatals which client portfolio includes the Road Accident Fund, Eskom, Transnet and the Johannesburg Housing Council.
Anneme Galatis was admitted as an attorney in the High Court in 2003. Her areas of expertise include Magistrate and High Court litigation in civil matters, particularly in the field of personal injuries. In addition, she has experience in family law and general litigation pertaining to insurance law, where she has litigated on matters arising out of railway accidents and medical negligence. In 2000, she assisted Judge Kathy Satchwell with the Satchwell Commission, which was established to investigate and recommend reform to existing legislation relating to personal injuries arising from motor collisions.
Shane Timber was admitted as an attorney in the High Court in 2002 and joined Mayat Nurick Langa in 2007. He has extensive experience in general and commercial litigation, insurance and delictual litigation, loan- and lease agreements and suretyship. His expertise includes litigation involving the contentious legal area of contingency agreements, which is of paramount importance to the legal profession. Shane’s portfolio of clients include the Road Accident Fund, Eskom and he has a portfolio of individual corporate clients.
Ronel Cronje is part of the professional complement of the practice. She is an experienced litigator for various parastatals including Eskom and the Road Accident Fund. She has considerable exposure in the dispute procedures of Bargaining Councils and at the CCMA, where she has represented both employer and employee.
Irana Singh pursues similar legal areas to the directors such as personal injury matters, general litigation, family law and criminal law. She offers distinctive specialised skills as she is a qualified notary public. This is a niche qualification due to the declining numbers of attorneys who specialise in this aspect of the law.
Fran Gwetsa was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 3 June 2000 and granted the right of appearance in the High Court in 2005. She holds B.Proc and LLB degrees from University of the Witwatersrand.
Fran specialises in civil Iitigation and has over 14 years’ experience of handling numerous Road Accident Fund claims, medical malpractice, Occupational Health class action, and general insurance claims, some of which have set precedents on the quantum awarded. This experience resulted in her being featured on Talk Radio 702 Legally Speaking Show, Femina Magazine and Thobela FM’s Morning Drive Show. She is the former nominee of the 2001 Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year Award under the category of community work.
Lizel Sass is the most recent member of our professional team having joined the practice in July 2014. She commenced her legal career at the Road Accident Fund where she was employed for a period of 4 years dealing with personal injury claims. She then decided to spread her wings and obtained articles of clerkship prior to qualifying as an attorney in November 2008.
Her areas of expertise include Magistrate and High Court litigation in civil matters, particularly in the field of personal injuries. She has been representing the Road Accident Fund in litigation for over 7 years.
She also has experience in Banking Law having obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Banking Law at the University of Johannesburg in 2009 as well as experience in Family law and general litigation.
62 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg
T: +27 11 442 4250
F: +27 11 442 3756