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

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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.

Kassim Suliman

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Kassim specialises in Civil Litigation including litigation for a major financial institution, Criminal Law, Debt Recovery including recovery of outstanding levies for the various Body Corporates in and around Durban and Umhlanga. He was previously employed by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as a State Prosecutor for 3 years and as a Magistrate for 12 years.

Kassim studied at the then University of Durban-Westville and obtained his B. Proc degree. He joined Pather & Pather Attorneys in 2009 as an Associate. He is admitted to appear in the High Court and appears in court on a regular basis being an expert in all aspects of civil, family and criminal law.

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.

Josan Chetty

JOSAN BHAVANI CHETTY

Josan is a Senior Associate at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.

She was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 2002 and holds an LLB and LLM Degree in Banking and Commercial Law. Josan is also a Notary Public.

Josan specializes in Property Law, including all aspects of conveyancing, share block and sectional title transactions, bond registrations and foreclosures.

She has attained a Diploma in Property Economics and has a wealth of experience and exposure in the property industry. She has been a panel attorney for all the major financial institutions in the country and is a pro-active property practitioner.

Senior Associates

David Grey

David

David completed his law degree at UKZN in 2007.  He then started a very dynamic and promising law career after finishing his articles in 2009.

David joined Pather and Pather Attorneys in 2018 and his practice has grown exponentially subsequent thereto.  His practice focuses on Commercial Dispute Resolution, with his expertise lying in the field of litigation.

His clientele consists predominantly of medium- to large-sized business entities, although as a result of his earlier years in practice, he is equally adept in assisting individuals and small-sized businesses.

David has strong ties in the Durban Social circles and a well-recognised face in many networking and business events.

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.

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.

Meyanka Singh

MEYANKA SINGH

Meyanka graduated with her LLB from UKZN in 2017.  She has served her articles of clerkship at Pather and Pather attorneys and was admitted as an attorney in 2019.

She is experienced in litigation with numerous Magistrate Court appearances under her belt.  She is proficient in legal drafting, debt collection, and negotiation for settlement.

Meyanka has experience in assisting with collections for major banks and Body Corporates.

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.

Viveka Kisten

Viveka

Viveka recently completed her articles of clerkship at a law firm in Durban and is due to be admitted as a legal practitioner practicing as an attorney, and further, a conveyancer within the next month. She will zthereafter be a Junior Associate in our firm. Although her primary area of expertise is civil litigation, she has keen interest in property and estate law.

Candidate Attorneys

Saché Cassan

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Saché Cassan is a Candidate Attorney at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of KwaZulu Natal, holds a diploma from the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design and has also completed the Dale Carnegie course.

He is currently a member of the Golden Key Society, SAMLA and Toastmasters Association

He is primarily interested in High Court Litigation, Commercial Litigation, RAF work and Medical Negligence Law.

His personal interests are philosophy, literature, history, public speaking and global politics.

Ronelle Naicker

Ronelle

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.

Adeline Mohanlal

Adeline

Adeline is a Candidate Attorney at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.  She completed her LLB degree at the University of  KwaZulu-Natal in 2019.

After participating in the ECR 30 Second CV in September 2019, Adeline was given the opportunity to partake in our Vacation Work Program. Thereafter, she was invited to serve Articles of Clerkship at Pather and Pather Attorneys Incorporated.

Adeline now works with Mr Sivi Pather and Mr Sisanda Linda in the Civil Litigation Department.

Adeline believes that hard work, dedication and great work ethic is the key to success.

Sarah Naidoo

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.

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