Our firm consists of the following personnel:

• 3 Attorneys and 1 Candidate Attorneys
• Office Manager, Jacoline Van Eck
• 7 Secretaries including 2 Senior Conveyancing Secretaries and 2 Conveyancing Secretaries - 2 Secretaries being devoted to debt collections.
• 1 Receptionist
• 1 Filing Clerk
• 2 Drivers

Francois Van Der Merwe (known as "Boela")

Date of Birth: 27 December 1954
Qualifications: B PROC - RAU
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court on 2 November 1982

• Elected to serve on the Germiston Attorneys Association as from 1998 to date.

• Chairman of the Golden Lions Rugby Disciplinary Committee

• Member of the South African Rugby Football Union Judicial Committee 1999 - 2001.

•Specialises in Family Law, Divorces and Maintenance matters, disputes relating to primary residence of minor children and Criminal Law.

Madeleine Coertzen

Date of Birth: 11 April 1975
Qualifications: B PROC Cum Laude - RAU
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court on 15 February 2000.
Admitted as Conveyance on 18 October 2004.
Admitted as Notary on 17 October 2005.

• Obtained degree Cum Laude.

• Received the Law Society of Transvaal prize for the best Law Student at RAU for 1997/1998.

• Specialises in Family Law, Property Law, Agreements and Notarial work.

Alewyn Jacobus Liebenberg

Date of Birth: 19 May 1958
Qualifications: Associate Diploma of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa.
Advanced Diploma in Estate & Financial Planning of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa.

• Started with the Administration of Deceased Estates in 1979 at the office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town.

• In 1982, he joined ABSA Trust until 2006 when he practised on his own.

• Joined Boela Van Der Merwe Attorneys in January 2012, as a Para-Legal, attending to the administration of Deceased Estates in the office.

Marius Viljoen

Date of Birth: 31 August 1954
Qualifications: NAT. DIP. ACC & FIN. - T.R.S.A
Public Management - UP
Organisation Development & Organisational Change - Louw Du Toit, Barber & Associates
Business Leadership - UNISA

• After many years of serving SARS, he commenced his own business which was during 2011, moved to the offices of Boela Van Der Merwe as a Para-Legal, under which umbrella he is currently furnishing specialist Tax and Accounting services.

• His broad knowledge of accounting and especially the interpretation and application thereof, in context of the Tax Law makes him a valuable asset to both the firm and the clients of the law firm.

• His experience in the practical application of all elements encumbered in tax administration makes him an asset which greatly benefits the clients of the firm.

Wendy Strydom

Date of Birth: 16 February 1990
Qualifications: LLB Degree - UNISA

• Currently serving her articles of clerkship.

• Obtained LLB degree on 14 September 2015.

• Admitted as attorney on 25 February 2016. She does family law, criminal law, and debt collection.