André de Villiers completed his B.Comm Economics and Law Degree as well as his LL.B. degree in minimum time at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University. He was a bursary student afforded local as well as international funding, last mentioned by the Justus Liebig University, Germany.
He was honoured with academic merits by his Alma Mater and by the Golden Key International Honour Society for being in the top percentile of his class.
He did his articles of clerkship at a specialising and existing local law firm, Heinricha Hodgson Attorneys, who refined his skill in civil, criminal and family law as well as debt relief measures. Property is also one of André’s interests and he holds an NQF 5 Certificate in Real Estate. André takes keen interest in Business and Property development and this is where his true passion, families included, lies: to provide legal assistance to individuals later forming families and also to families who are involved in business. Therefore, the firm aims to provide a holistic (proactive) legal service to clients in their personal and professional capacities. On top of that, the firm believes that access to justice is of paramount importance in society and access to justice must be promoted.
We therefore put focus into very affordable retainer packages and surround ourselves with professionals who assist us in these endeavours. Amongst others is Keet Attorneys who we are privileged to be in association with and have a joint office since 1 October 2015.
I want to be the type of attorney who assists grandpa, father and son
- An attorney of families and their businesses, so to speak -
Heinricha Hodgson is a well respected senior attorney and offers professional services for clients of our firm on matters concerning debt relief measures. She was one of the forerunners to be accredited as a Debt Counsellor (NCRDC 923) by the National Credit Regulator in terms of the National Credit Act of 2005 and she is an articulate litigator. Debt and Family Law forms the cornerstone of her legal mastery. To extend her skills to the corporate sector, she completed an Advanced Course to become a full-on Business Rescue Practitioner. See our section on Business Rescue Proceedings and Debt.
Japie de Villiers is one of our Business Partners specializing in Employee Wellness Management, Wellness Training and Trauma Counselling. Having him on your strategic team will develop your business, as employees are important assets of the business, if not the most important! He has 10 years experience in the Banking and Consulting industries and adds tremendous value to organisations, teams and individuals he engages.
He inspires, motivates and serves as an experienced behavioural facilitator and coach. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and skill that will make your business flourish. For more information, feel free to browse their website: www.emotivesolutions.co.za