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
LLB, University of Pretoria (cum laude)
Vanessa is a senior associate at Ulrich Roux & Associates. 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.
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.
Ludwig Behrens is a senior associate at Ulrich Roux and Associates. Ludwig completed his LLB degree at the University of South Africa in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in the same year after completing his articles of clerkship where his main focus was banking litigation.
Despite gaining invaluable experience in the various fields of general civil litigation, Ludwig specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law including a wide range of contractual aspects, restraints of trade, confidential information, unlawful competition, mergers and acquisitions, banking and insolvency law and Intellectual Property Law, including trademarks, copyright and designs.
Ludwig places great emphasis on providing sound and accurate legal advice to both corporate and individual clients. Ludwig constantly strives to add immense value to the specific and bespoke needs of all clients in order to obtain the best and lasting result.
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.
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.
Claudine is an associate at Ulrich Roux and associates. Whilst studying towards her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria, Claudine gained valuable experience in regularly completing vacation work under the guidance
of Ulrich Roux between 2015 and 2017. Claudine later on completed her articles under Ulrich Roux and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2020.
Claudine specialises in commercial and civil litigation, whilst she has also gained extensive experience in labour and matrimonial law matters. She has furthermore demonstrated her insight and experience in international
criminal law in dealing with numerous Interpol matters in Dubai.
She has been involved in a number of high profile and complex litigious matters and has proven herself against the most competent opponents across South Africa.
Claudine has a passion for corporate and business law and intends on enrolling for a MBA course in 2022, as it is a field that requires constant development in terms of legislation and requires thorough knowledge of business law and current market trends.
Angela is a consultant at Ulrich Roux & Associates, currently handling the firm’s Cape Town matters.
After obtaining her LLB from the University of South Africa in 2014, Angela began her law career in 2015 at Bertus Preller & Associates, a boutique family law firm in Cape Town, representing clients in the High Court in divorce and family-related matters, engaging with the most prominent counsel at the Cape Bar. Angela has also appeared in the Magistrates’ Courts in various matters.
Angela has a special interest in divorce, mediation, child-related matters, co-habitation and certain criminal law work.
Angela feels that in resolving legal family disputes, the adversarial system and aggressive stance of traditional divorce is not always ideal. She is mindful and attentive of her client’s needs, and takes a practical approach aimed at resolution rather than acrimony.
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 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.
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.
Vuyo obtained his LLB degree in 2020 at the University of Johannesburg where he also completed a course in Artificial Intelligence in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He commenced with his Articles of Clerkship in January 2021 and has an acute interest in the following legal areas: Commercial, Criminal and Family Law. Vuyo is excited to work alongside highly motivated URA legal experts and gain practical skills, specifically relevant to his long term interest in the legal profession.