About Us

our story

The practice was established in 2002, following the dissolution of the practice Chennels Albertyn, a pioneering South African labour firm.

We take pride in having established, on behalf of labour, numerous progressive precedents. A perusal of the law reports would indicate a significant rate of success in progressing the cause of labour generally through the medium of litigation.

  • Brett Purdon Partner

    Brett commenced his articles of clerkship in 1984 and has practiced as a specialist labour attorney for over 20 years.

  • Julie Harries Partner

    Julie rendered her articles of clerkship in a specialist labour practice before joining the current firm as professional associate after her admission as an attorney in 2006.

  • Kurshivan Rama Munsamy Partner

    Kurshivan joined this firm in 2016 as a Senior Associate, having worked as a specialist labour & criminal law attorney for Harkoo, Brijlal & Reddy Incorporated.

  • Penni van Zyl
    Penni van Zyl Professional Assistant
  • Mary Landsberg
    Mary Landsberg Bookkeeper
  • Petra Magubane
    Petra Magubane Receptionist
specialist labour attorneys

Outstanding Service Makes the Difference

professional

The firm is a founding member of SASLAW (South African Society for Labour Lawyers) and the pro‑bono initiative.

affordable

We pride ourselves in rendering a high quality service at competitive rates. A schedule of current rates is available at request.

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about us

The practice was established in 2002, following the dissolution of the practice of Chennels Albertyn, a pioneering South African labour firm.