Why choose Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr?

We believe in partnering with our candidate attorneys. Our graduates are given every opportunity and the means to reach their full potential under the guidance and supervision of leading lawyers.

We provide opportunities for mentoring, regular performance reviews, support and specialised training and skills development programmes to assist our junior professionals in becoming the lawyers they want to be.

We want our junior professionals to succeed as lawyers and we invest considerable time and resources in our candidate attorneys. Learn more by clicking on our opportunities page.

Tell me more about the structure of the firm?

Our staff complement includes:

•    fee earning professionals (ie directors, senior associates, associates and candidate attorneys)

•    operational support staff (ie human resources, information technology, marketing, knowledge management, business development, finance, administration etc)

•    other support staff (ie secretaries, paralegals, messengers etc)

How many employees does the firm have?

We have more than 600 employees, of which almost 300 are legal professionals (ie directors, associates candidate attorneys).

What are the firm's areas of speciality/expertise?

As a full-service, leading South African business law firm, we offer a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services in twelve core practice areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Competition
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Finance and Banking
  • Pro bono and Human Rights
  • Projects and Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Tax and Exchange Control
  • Technology and Sourcing
  • Trusts and Estates.

Please see our practice area page for more information.

We also have dedicated teams focusing on specific sectors, ie consumer protection, data protection and privacy, aviation, BEE, energy, healthcare, Islamic finance, mergers and acquisitions, mining, occupational health and safety, outsourcing, pensions, immigration and various other sectors.

Is the firm regarded as an industry leader?

Yes. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is regularly ranked as a first-rate firm in authoritative legal professional directories and many of the firm's lawyers are highly recommended as leaders in their respective fields.


Want to know more about us?

Visit our firm's website: www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com for more information about the firm, its people and practice areas.

Meet the Graduate Recruitment team

Graduate Recruitment: 

Boipelo Mathodlana, Graduate Recruitment Programme Manager (Johannesburg)
Claudine Primo, Human Resources Consultant (Cape Town)



Ashley Pillay

Giada Masina

Lillia Franca

Megan Rodgers

Nonhla Mchunu

Preshan Singh-Dhulam

Simone Franks

Retha Beerman

Roelof Bonnet

Tessa Brewis

Thabang Rapuleng

Tobie Jordaan

Human Resources:
Tasneem Johaadien