MEET OUR TEAM
ULRICH ROUX
MANAGING 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 past 15 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 across the globe.

VANESSA DA SILVA FARIA FERNIHOUGH
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 is also currently studying towards her LLM in Child Law at the University of Pretoria. Vanessa completed her articles 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 and family law, being involved in a number of reported judgments. She has a particular passion for child contact and care matters, fighting for equality in parental rights and responsibilities and ensuring that children have the benefit of experiencing life under the love and care of both their parents.

Vanessa 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. She strives to be the best and to achieve the desired result for all of her clients.

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 include criminal, labour, commercial and contractual litigation.

JP’s style of practice is characterised by a strategic, result-orientated legal approach to both argument and outcome. He is competent to appear in all Courts of South Africa on behalf of his clients, and does so on a regular basis.

JP’s legal career commenced as a public defender for Legal Aid South Africa. His abilities in a courtroom were soon recognised both locally and nationally, and 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 has vast experience in dealing with complex criminal matters. He believes that every person is entitled to a strong defence, and thrives on being perceived as the underdog. Regardless of the charge a client may face, JP defends his clients with skill and experience. He is committed to giving his clients the best opportunity of success in a matter.

STORM BARRY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE (CAPE TOWN)
LLB & BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, UCT

Storm established and manages our Cape Town branch. 

 

 

 

Being an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Storm obtained both her BSocSci and LLB 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 matrimonial and family law, commercial, civil and criminal litigation, and general property and labour law matters. Storm’s passion for the law is a pinnacle strength which drives her to deliver excellent legal solutions for her clients.

Storm strives to deliver expert client service and is dedicated to finding specialist solutions that are most appropriate to the unique circumstances which her clients find themselves in. With an excellent reputation and a proven track record, it is evident that Storm treats client’s with the individual attention that they deserve. 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. 

Storm welcomes you to Ulrich Roux & Associates (Cape Town) to experience legal representation that intertwines proficiency, empathy, and a holistic understanding of the law.

CLARISA VERMAAK
ASSOCIATE
LLB, UJ

Clarisa Vermaak 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 family law, general matrimonial law, civil law, together with a special interest in contractual and labour law. She prides herself in producing work that is of the best quality and strives for nothing short of excellence 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 legal advice throughout the process. She never hesitates to go beyond what is expected to achieve the best outcome and result for her clients keeping them updated on all litigation processes and managing their expectations throughout.

GERALDEAN (GERI) DAWES
ASSOCIATE
LLB, UNISA

Geraldean completed her LLB at the University of South Africa in 2016 and lectured a variety of legal subjects at a private law college, from 2015 until 2019. In 2022, Geraldean was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. 

Geraldean’s substantial legal knowledge and involvement in intricate legal matters has empowered her to garner a wealth of interest and experience in diverse fields of law, which encompasses family law, criminal law, commercial litigation, labour law and general litigation.

Geraldean has had the fortunate opportunity to work on several high profile matters which has allowed her to command the respect of her colleagues in the legal fraternity. Her versatile and zealous approach to a variety of complex matters guarantees that she offers sound legal advice ensuring that the best outcomes are achieved for her clients and that her clients are placed in a position of prominence.

CAMERON PHILLIPS
ASSOCIATE
B Com Law IIE, LLB UP

Cameron was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in July 2022 and is an Associate at Ulrich Roux & Associates. He obtained his B Com Law in 2016 from the Independent Institute Education and his LLB from the University of Pretoria in 2019.

He commenced his articles in 2020 at a specialist commercial law firm and also worked extensively on RAF matters. Cameron has extensive experience in litigation and has expertise in numerous fields of law, with his practice primarily focused on corporate and commercial law, civil and criminal litigation, insolvency, aviation law, as well as Municipal and Town Planning.

Cameron has successfully litigated for and against numerous large corporations and represents entities operating in a wide variety of fields. He takes a keen interest in and regularly advises clients on complex litigious matters. His approach to resolving legal issues is strategic and practical in its scope, focused on bringing about a resolution to a client’s dispute in as simple a manner as possible. 

Outside of work, Cameron is an avid (but admittedly average) sportsman, participating in club cricket, padel and golf to varying degrees of success.

Matthew Temlett
ASSOCIATE
LLB, WITS

Matthew is an Associate at Ulrich Roux and Associates. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016 and further went on to obtain his postgraduate LLB degree in 2019. Matthew completed his articles of clerkship under Ulrich Roux in 2022 and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in January 2023.

Matthew has throughout his career gained valuable experience and knowledge across all fields of law, and has developed an enthusiasm for Family Law, Civil Litigation and Commercial and Contractual Law. Matthew has exhibited a passion for ensuring that his client’s mandate is fulfilled to the best of his ability, whilst ensuring an ongoing appreciation for the nuances in the ever developing legal landscape and advising his clients to ensure their best interests are always forefront.

Matthew believes that a dynamic approach to every matter is needed, as the facts and merits of any matter call for diverse and adaptive litigation.

BRADON WOLMARANS
ASSOCIATE
LLB, UFS

Bradon completed his LLB degree at the University of the Free State in 2021 and is a member of the Golden Key Association. He commenced with his articles in January 2022 and completed his articles in January 2024 at Ulrich Roux & Associates. Bradon was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in March 2024 and demonstrates enthusiasm in a variety of fields of law. He has a keen interest in all matters pertaining to Criminal and Family Law including Domestic Violence and Harassment Applications.

Brandon strives to keep the best interests of his clients at heart and offers his advice throughout. He continues to go above and beyond to obtain the best results for his clients. Bradon has gained experience at our dynamic firm and aspires to be a force to be reckoned with in the legal field whilst continuing to learn from the senior members of the firm.

BONGIWE RADEBE
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY
BCom & LLB Law, UJ

Driven by a passion for the intricacies of law and a commitment to justice, Bongiwe stands as a beacon of determination in the legal landscape. Having completed a rigorous academic journey at the University of Johannesburg, where she earned both her Bachelor of Commerce in Law and LLB degrees, she has fortified her foundation in legal theory and practice. Bongiwe further honed her legal skills through completing her Practical Legal Training (PLT) in 2021.

The culmination of her academic and practical endeavours manifested in the completion of her articles in 2024, a milestone marking a further induction into the legal fraternity. Under the tutelage of Ulrich Roux and Associates she has been exposed to various areas of law however, has grown her interest in corporate and commercial law as well as civil litigation.

Throughout her time at Ulrich Roux and Associates, Bongiwe has exhibited an insatiable appetite for legal knowledge, coupled with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Additionally, her training at Ulrich Roux and Associates not only enriched her understanding of the law but also furnished her with invaluable practical insights, thereby shaping her into a well-rounded legal professional. With a firm resolve and a steadfast dedication to the pursuit of justice, Bongiwe aspires to carve a niche for herself as a dynamic attorney. Armed with a comprehensive skill set and a fervent enthusiasm for the law, she stands poised to embark on a journey characterized by professionalism, integrity, and unwavering advocacy.

Rochelle Weimer
candidate attorney

Rochelle completed her LLB at the University of the Free State in 2022.

She received a Golden Key award in 2019, the Bronze President’s award in 2018 and the Dale Carnegie award in 2017.

Rochelle joined Ulrich Roux and Associates as part of the family law department, as this is where her passion in law lies.

Since joining the firm, she has assisted in fighting for father’s rights to contact and actively worked against cases of extreme parental alienation, always seeking to uphold the child’s rights as paramount.

Rochelle is a keen sportswoman and has obtained her blue belt in Judo, completed the Cape Town Cycle Challenge and the Soweto Half marathon, whilst she will be completing her first Ironman 70.3 event in 2024.  

Christiaan Small
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY

DChristiaan completed his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2022. He was on the Dean’s Merit List for three consecutive years.

In 2023 he commenced his articles at URA, with a keen passion in Criminal Law, Commercial Law and Litigation.

Christiaan is in his penultimate year of his articles and is well on his way to joining the legal fraternity.  

Christiaan is devoted to ascertain as much experience and knowledge at our respective firm. He has a competitive spirit and is enthusiastic about his future as an attorney.

Clarisse Scheepers
CANDIDATE ATTORNEY

Clarisse joined the URA team at the beginning of 2024, having completed her LLB at the University of Pretoria during 2023. Clarisse has shown a keen interest in family law, labour law and commercial litigation and drafting and has already made her mark in the firm since joining.

Ingrid Kuhlmann
legal secretary/personal assistant

Ingrid started her career as a legal secretary in 1999. She has worked in a variety of legal offices and law firms and has gained valuable experience in litigation and drafting of pleadings. Ingrid joined our team during 2023 and quickly became an integral part of the team with her wealth of experience and go getter attitude.

Kedibone Molakana
OFFICE MANAGER

Kedibone (Kedi) Molekana, the warm and friendly face of Urlich Roux And Associates. She is the Office Manager who shows an enthusiastic and detail-oriented approach to her administrative duties.

Kedibone has proven her skills and professionalism, whether it be the facilitation and execution of the running of our office, or assisting clients with complex matters. She is our go-to lady whenever our associates require all that they need in performing their jobs to the required standard.

SUSAN DEY
OFFICE ASSISTANT

Susan joined our team in 2018 and plays an important role in our practice, ensuring that all our attorneys receive the necessary administrative assistance, both in our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.

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