We are Higgs Attorneys Inc

A professional law firm based in Randburg, Gauteng South Africa. We offer a range of services to businesses, individuals and other law firms that make us a compelling contact to have.

Our approach to excellence allows us to be a sophisticated firm with a complex mechanism focusing on resolving the issues our customers are experiencing in a professional and proficient manner.

Higgs Attorneys Inc. is an experienced and dynamic law firm situated in Fairland, Johannesburg, which make our offices uniquely situated within the magisterial jurisdiction of Randburg, Roodepoort and Johannesburg. Our offices are situated within a radius of 15km from the Labour Court in Braamfontein and the South Gauteng High Court. Higgs Attorneys Inc. facilitates acting as correspondents for attorney firms around South Africa in the aforementioned areas of jurisdictions.

The firm has established its business on the principles of excellence, integrity, dedication, hard work and delivery, paving the way to an excellent business reputation in South Africa and Africa.

Higgs Attorneys Inc. has the experience and expertise which uniquely qualifies us to provide the specific Labour, Corporate, Commercial and Environmental Legal services required to achieve effective and cost efficient results.

The Team

Charlie Higgs
Founder – Labour Law
Bcom, LLB, LLM (NWU)

Charlie Higgs is a director and specialises in labour law and has developed a keen interest in Labour Court litigation. Charlie completed degrees in Business Management and Law, LLB and LLM in Labour Law at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. He completed his LLM degree and School for Legal Practice Certificate with distinction in the same year. Thereafter he served his articles of clerkship under Sean Snyman at Snyman Attorneys.

He is passionate about endurance sports, hunting, reading and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Email: charlie@higgsattorneys.co.za

Chantelle Bensch
Director – Labour Law
Bcom, LLB, LLM (NWU)

Chantelle Bensch obtained degrees in BCOM Business Management and Law, LLB and LLM in Labour Law from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Chantelle was admitted as an attorney of the North Gauteng High Court in 2015. She was appointed as an attorney at Higgs Attorneys Inc. in January 2016 and her work has since taken her as far as Nigeria into Africa.

Chantelle is the mother of a little girl and enjoys spending time with her family.

Email: chantelle@higgsattorneys.co.za

Louis Fourie
Senior Associate – Commercial

Louis Fourie is a senior associate in commercial, corporate and environmental practice at Higgs Attorneys Inc. Louis obtained an LLB degree as well as an LLM degree in Environmental Law from the North-West University. He is currently studying towards the qualification of Chartered Company Secretary.

Email: louis@higgsattorneys.co.za

Richan Schwellnus
Candidate Attorney
BCom Hons, LLB (UP)

Richan Schwellnus has obtained a BCom degree with majors in economics, strategic management and international business management, as well as a LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. He has also completed a BCom Honours degree with majors in economics, financial management, and strategic management from Regent Business School. He is currently studying towards earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level 1 professional finance certification, in addition to a LLM degree in Tax Law at the University of Pretoria.

Richan joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in January 2021 as a candidate attorney. He has developed a keen interest in labour law, commercial law, and tax law. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as reading analyses about economic and political developments in various countries around the world.

Email: richan@higgsattorneys.co.za

Anke Phiri
Candidate Attorney

Anke Phiri obtained an LLB degree from the University of Johannesburg where she worked part-time as the Senior Commercial Law Tutor and volunteered at the University’s Law Clinic whilst completing her studies.

Anke joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2022 as a candidate attorney. She has a keen interest in commercial law, drafting of contracts and labour law and is enjoying the exposure she is gaining in respect of labour disputes.

Anke values quality time with her friends and family, as well as activities such as reading and hiking.

Email: anke@higgsattorneys.co.za

Mathilda Zeelie
Accountant and Secretary

Mathilda Zeelie completed an LLB degree from the University of South Africa and is currently studying towards a BCom Financial Accounting degree. Mathilda is currently working as a bookkeeper for the firm and started with her articles in January 2019.

As a mother of three, she likes to spend time with her family.

Lelanie Higgs
Office and Public Relations Manager

Lelanie Higgs obtained degrees in B.Ed Education as well as a B.EdHons Educational Psychology from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Lelanie was an educator for 5 years and in 2019 expanded her horizons outside of the educational environment. Lelanie has been appointed as the Office and Public Relations Manager of Higgs Attorneys Inc.

Lelanie enjoys adrenaline pumping activities, baking healthy treats, exercising, spending time with loved ones and travelling.

Email: lelanie@higgsattorneys.co.za

Sukaluhle Dibakwana

Suku, meaning pleasant day, was born in Winterveld and raised in the North-West Province. After she matriculated she moved to Johannesburg and started her first job with Spar Weltevredenpark in 1995. She then worked at a pre-school where after she joined the team at Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016.

Suku is a married mother of four girls and enjoys her responsibilities as receptionist but is eager to learn more and grow as an employee.

Themba Shilaluke

Themba obtained a National Certificate of Computer Architecture at Rosebank College and joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016. He is a hardworking and determined individual who is more than willing to provide a high-quality service using the appropriate skills and experience to perform his duties as a messenger.

Themba is married and a father of two kids- a boy and a girl.

Thembi Vilakazi
General Worker

Thembi was born in Thembisa and went to school at Mqedandaba Junior Secondary School in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is a mother of two boys. When she first moved to Johannesburg she worked in several garment stores before she joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016.

Thembi considers herself to be in an empowering environment and enjoys the time with her colleagues.

Amos Makuyana
General Maintenance Worker

Amos joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2019. He manages the activities for the upkeep and repair of the buildings, landscapes and offices.

In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.

Amos is married and the father of two boys.

we offer

Labour Law Services

A range of labour law services for the workforce and employers. Available on an ad hoc basis or retainer.

Correspondent Services

Uniquely situated within the territorial jurisdiction of Johannesburg, Randburg and Roodepoort Magistrates'-, Regional- and High Courts.

Corporate & Commercial Law

We offer regulatory and transactional corporate and commercial legal services.

Civil Litigation & Debt Collection

Expertly applied civil litigation and debt collection services by our experienced attorneys.



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