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ULRICH ROUX
DIRECTOR
B.Com Law, UJ & LLB, Unisa

Ulrich Roux is the founder and managing director of Ulrich Roux & Associates. Ulrich obtained a B.Com Law degree from the University of Johannesburg in 2005, and completed his LLB degree at the University of South Africa in 2010.

Ulrich started his career as a defence attorney, representing clients in the District, Regional and High Courts of South Africa whilst serving his articles at BDK Attorneys in Johannesburg. In 2013, aged 29, he was incorporated as the youngest director in the firm’s 60-year history.Ulrich has built up an extensive commercial, civil, family and criminal law practice. He has gained a wealth of experience whilst working on complex matters, often partnering with the best senior counsel in the country.

Ulrich’s track record speaks for itself. He has proven over the years to be an attorney who will not rest until his client’s mandate has been carried out and the best result possible has been achieved. Whilst he is sensitive to clients’ needs and instructions, Ulrich prides himself on advising clients adequately to ensure that the client is always left in a better position, no matter the circumstances.

South African and international media agencies rely on Ulrich’s extensive legal knowledge and he is featured daily as a legal expert on a variety of television news channels, radio stations and newspapers.

Ulrich is a keen sportsman. He has completed numerous Iron Man events as well as running and cycling races all over the world. 

VANESSA DA SILVA FARIA
DIRECTOR
LLB, University of Pretoria (cum laude)

Vanessa was made a director of Ulrich Roux & Associates during August 2021. She completed her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria, qualifying Cum Laude, being named the top student in Children’s Law and is a member of the Golden Key Association. 

Vanessa is in the process of obtaining her qualifications as a notary and conveyancer and is also currently studying towards her LLM in Child Law at the University of Pretoria. Vanessa completed her articles under Ulrich Roux in 2017 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in early 2018. 

In only a short period of time, Vanessa has gained valuable exposure and experience in criminal, commercial and civil litigation, whilst also proving to be a leader in the field of children’s law. She has built up an extensive client base, in the process achieving excellent results for her clients, always ensuring that she is fully acquainted with the applicable law and legal principles when addressing her clients’ matters.

CASPER BADENHORST
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
LLB & LLM, UJ

Casper Badenhorst is a senior associate at Ulrich Roux & Associates. He obtained his LLB at the University of Johannesburg as well as his LLM in international commercial law and is a member of the Golden Key Association. He is also in the process of obtaining his notary and conveyancing qualifications. Casper completed his articles in 2017 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2018.

Casper has been involved in a number of complicated commercial matters both in the High Court and in arbitration. He has proven to be a trusted advisor in providing clients with solutions in a diverse and fast-paced commercial landscape.

JP Venter
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
LLB & UP

JP is an experienced litigator, having been admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2012.

His key areas of practice extend to criminal, labour, commercial and contractual litigation. His stellar legal argument, knowledge of court procedure and familiarity with the South African Judiciary affords him extreme versatility in his preferred areas of practice. 

JP’s legal career commenced as a public defender for Legal Aid South Africa. His natural abilities were soon recognised nationally when he was awarded the formal title of National Candidate Attorney of the Year.

JP obtained an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a further international qualification in Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance.  

JP is most comfortable when arguing complex criminal matters in our various courts in South Africa. He believes that every person is entitled to a strong defence and thrives being the underdog, always ensuring that his clients, regardless of the charge they might be facing, are always given the best opportunity at success when having to defend themselves.

STORM BARRY
ASSOCIATE
LLB & BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, UCT

Being an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Storm obtained both her LLB and Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Storm is a skilled and experienced litigator and feels most at home when fighting for her clients in open court. Her areas of expertise include commercial litigation, property and labour law and general matrimonial and family law matters. She has a keen interest in human and socio-economic rights and is passionate about assisting society at large in understanding their legal rights.

Storm strives to deliver expert client service and is dedicated to finding specialist solutions that are most appropriate to the unique circumstances which clients find themselves in. She invests intensely in her clients’ experience, and it goes without saying that her approachability, unwavering dedication to achieving success and relentless persistence leads her to overcome the most difficult legal challenges.

Cherney Spangenberg
ASSOCIATE
B Com Law & LLB, UJ

Cherney Spangenberg joined URA as an associate on 1 November 2021. 

Cherney is a double graduate, having completed her B.Com Law degree in 2015 and her LLB degree in 2017, both at the University of Johannesburg. Her qualifications will not be ending there, as she is currently studying towards her Master’s degree in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts at UJ, whilst she will furthermore be qualifying as a notary and conveyancer in 2022. Cherney also attended the Trial Advocacy Course in 2021 at the Black Lawyers Association, and holds this course in high regard for any young lawyer who is focused on building up their practice.  

Cherney completed her articles in 2019 and was duly admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in early 2020, after which she gained valuable exposure and experience in Third Party claims and Civil litigation. Cherney is a hardworking, diligent and ambitious individual with a passion for the law. 

We are excited to have such a dynamic and highly-qualified young lawyer joining our formidable URA team and look forward to seeing Cherney achieving great results for her clients as her career goes from strength to strength!

DIAN OOSTHUIZEN
ASSOCIATE
LLB, NWU

Dian is an associate at Ulrich Roux and Associates. He completed his LLB degree at the University of the North West, Potchefstroom. He commenced with his articles in 2018 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2020.

Dian has a keen interest in criminal law and has gained valuable experience over the past four years, appearing in criminal courts all over South Africa.

Dian has built up an impressive criminal and family law practice in a short period of time and is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients, firmly believing in the principles of fairness and justice when representing clients, regardless of surrounding circumstances.

CLARISA NEL
ASSOCIATE
LLB, UJ

Clarisa Nel is an Associate at Ulrich Roux and Associates. She obtained her LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2019, although she first registered as an article clerk in 2017. She completed her articles and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in April 2021.

Whilst having gained valuable experience in all areas of the law, Clarisa has developed a passion for all aspects of civil, general matrimonial and family law, together with a special interest in contractual, commercial and labour law. She prides herself in producing work that is of the best quality and strives for nothing short of perfection in this regard. She believes that the ability to analyse every matter individually and to create a strategy depending on the facts and the merits of each specific matter, is the key to achieving the best results.

Clarisa always ensures that her client’s interests and needs are thoroughly looked after whilst offering sound advice throughout the process. She never hesitates to go beyond what is expected to achieve the best outcome and result for her clients.

GERALDEAN ERASMUS
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY
LLB, UNISA

Geraldean completed her LLB at the University of South Africa in 2016 and is currently completing her master’s in Criminal law and Criminal Procedural law.  She began her articles in January 2020 and demonstrates enthusiasm in a variety of fields of law, namely criminal law, family law, commercial law and civil law.

Matthew Temlett
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY
LLB, WITS

Matthew completed his BA degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016 and further completed his postgraduate LLB in 2019.  He commenced with his articles in January 2020 and is now in his second year. Through his time at URA, he has had the opportunity to work closely with the senior members of our team and gained invaluable experience and knowledge. His experience has only served to grow his enthusiasm for Family and Corporate Law. 

Matthew is well on his way to joining the legal fraternity, and URA is excited to help him on his journey and watch him excel.

Thiavna Subroyen
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY
BA LAW, UP & LLB

Thiavna obtained her BA (Law) degree at the University of Pretoria in 2018 as well as her LLB in 2020 and is currently a member of the Golden Key Association. She commenced her articles in January 2021 and has a keen interest in family law, international law and criminal law.

Arno Spangenberg
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY
B Com law & LLB

Arno obtained his B Com law degree in 2019 from UJ and his LLB degree from the same university in 2020. 

Arno has been working in law firms since 2017 in order to gain experience, where he was exposed to third party law and Road Accident Fund claims. Arno has a keen interest in intellectual property law, as well as criminal law and ceded his articles in 2021 in order to gain valuable experience whilst working at our dynamic firm.

Kedi Molakana
OFFICE MANAGER

Kedi joined URA in October 2021 as our new office manager and is the first person you will meet when walking through our doors or phoning our busy practice. Kedi is responsible for ensuring that our lawyers are always in the know and our clients happy and prides herself on being an absolute professional when dealing with clients and lawyers alike.

SUSAN DEY
OFFICE ASSISTANT

Susan plays an important role in our practice in ensuring that all our attorneys receive the necessary administrative assistance where necessary.

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