Directors & Associates

Fullard Mayer Morrison

 

William Fullard

William Fullard

Director

BA LLB (Wits University)
fullard@fullardmayer.co.za
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After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand, William completed his articles at the firm of Hertzberg Margolis. He was made an equity partner of that firm in May 1995. During this time he practised in the firm’s litigation department, focusing on the area of landlord and tenant, whilst pursuing a burgeoning interest in the area of transport and, in particular, freight forwarding.

In November 1999, William co-founded Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc., together with Richard Mayer and Mitchell Morrison. He is one of its original directors.

William has built up a substantial commercial litigation practice with a special focus on the area of transport and freight forwarding where he advises a broad range of clients, from couriers, hauliers, warehousemen, clearing agents and freight forwarders, to industry associations.

William is currently external legal counsel to the South African Association of Freight Forwarders and is the South African editor of Forwarderlaw, the web-based legal resource on freight forwarding. He is also the editor of TPN Leasepack, a suite of commercial documents specially developed for Tenant Profile Network, a registered credit bureau.

William has extensive experience as a public speaker and has presented a number of seminars in the areas of freight forwarding, international trade and landlord and tenant.

Admitted to practice: 16 May 1995
Preferred practice areas: High Court litigation; Transport and Freight Forwarding

Richard Mayer

Richard Mayer

Director

MA LLB H Dip (Labour Law) (Wits University)
mayer@fullardmayer.co.za
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Richard is the director responsible for Labour Law at Fullard Mayer Morrison Incorporated. Admitted in 1997, he is also an experienced commercial litigator and he also represents a number of major clients in the field of commercial debt collection. Richard is also a member of the Institute of Credit Management and has presented seminars on Credit Law and the Consumer Protection Act.

Richard completed his articles at Hertzberg, Dewey and Partners. In 1999 he founded Fullard Mayer Morrison with William Fullard and Mitchell Morrison.

Richard first developed an interest in Employment Law during his articles and he appears regularly in the Labour Court, the CCMA and Bargaining Councils. He appeared personally or was instructing attorney in a number of leading Employment Law cases. In Dierks v UNISA, the Labour Court set out the law regarding when the failure to renew a fixed term contract constitutes a dismissal. In Wright v TNT, the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight Industry awarded costs against an employee in arbitration proceedings who pursued an alleged constructive dismissal claim which was without merit. In White v Pan Palladium, the Labour Court set out the considerations which apply in determining whether an employment contract has come into existence.

In the arena of collective Labour Law, Richard has obtained orders in the Labour Court interdicting unprotected strikes and interdicting unlawful conduct surrounding protected strikes. He has also liquidated a trade union which failed to pay cost orders made by the Labour Court against it.

Richard also has extensive experience in Commercial Litigation, General High Court litigation and Commercial debt recovery.

In his spare time Richard reads widely and has been a provincial veteran athlete and was coach to the South African Ekkiden relay team to Japan in 2002. He also coaches underprivileged athletes and he has written widely in leading newspapers on South African athletics, and has published a book on the topic.

Admitted to practice: 15 April 1997
Preferred practice areas: Labour Law, Commercial Litigation, General High Court Litigation, & Commercial Debt Collection
Additional information: Notary Public and appears regularly in the Labour Court and CCMA

Mitchell John Morrison

Mitchell John Morrison

Director, Corporate and Commercial

B Com LLB (Rhodes University)
morrison@fullardmayer.co.za
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After graduating from Rhodes University, Mitchell completed his articles at Hertzberg Dewey where he met his current Directors. After completing his articles he immediately co-founded the firm, Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc., together with William Fullard and Richard Mayer in 1999. He is one of the original directors in this growing and successful firm.

Mitchell has built up a substantial commercial practice with a special focus on the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Agreements, Corporate Law and Competition Law. He advises a broad range of clients, from JSE Listed Companies to medium sized businesses, to industry associations.

Mitchell has advised on all aspects of commercial transactions and related documentation as well as Company Law, Competition Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law. Mitchell also provides practical commercial advice in the areas of Taxation and Regulatory Compliance. Mitchell is a registered tax practitioner. He is able to offer commercial experience tailored to suit the needs of large and small enterprises as well as new commercial ventures.

Mitchell has acted for a diverse range of clients in a number of industries ranging from retail, medical, transport, insurance and security sectors, mining, franchising and a wide range of entrepreneurial endeavours.

Mitchell also has experience in commercial litigation and is familiar with court processes, insolvency law and business rescue under the Companies Act 71 of 2008.

In addition to strong technical legal ability, Mitchell is highly numerate and has training in accounting and financial management. Having majored in Economics, he has built up his commercial practice and experience off a sound financial platform. Mitchell has practical experience in reading and interpretating annual financial statements and integrated reports of companies. As such, Mitchell’s clients often seek commercial and strategic advice and input from him in addition to legal advice.

Mitchell also works closely with other disciplines including accounting firms dealing with the preparation of financial statements and valuation theory, JSE Sponsors, Private Equity Firms and Specialist Advisory Firms.

He is also a co-founder and trustee of the Tshepo Trust, a charitable educational trust addressing the needs of underprivileged promising and deserving individuals. He is a keen golfer and a useful partner on the golf course and in the boardroom.

Admitted to practice: November 1999
Preferred practice areas: General Commercial Transactions, Corporate Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law

Aadil Ahmed Lambat

Aadil Ahmed Lambat

Director

B. Proc (Unisa)
lambat@fullardmayer.co.za
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After serving articles at Hertzberg Margolis, Aadil qualified as an attorney and joined Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc. during April 2001. Aadil qualified as and was admitted as a conveyancer during 2003. In 2004 Aadil was appointed as a director at Fullard Mayer Morrison and is responsible for conveyancing, letting and hiring law and property law and criminal law within the firm.

Over the years Aadil has been exposed to all aspects of a legal practice, including Magistrates’ Court and High Court civil litigation in both procedural and substantive legal issues, as well as Magistrates’ Court, Regional Court and High Court criminal litigation.

He specialises in all matters relating to conveyancing and property law and his areas of practice include residential and commercial property transfers, sub-division and consolidation of property, sectional title schemes, administration of estates and general property litigation.

Aadil has acted for and advised listed companies, large private companies and family businesses on a wide range of legal issues including but not confined to the above areas of practice. He has broad commercial experience with a particular interest in and extensive experience in High Court litigation.

Aadil also has extensive experience as a public speaker and has presented a number of seminars in the areas of landlord and tenant law.

Aadil has acted on behalf of religious and charitable institutions on a pro-bono basis for a number of years and is chairman of the Meyersdal Muslim Jamaat Trust.

Admitted to practice: 14 Feb 2002
Preferred practice areas: Conveyancing; Letting and Hiring Law; Property Law & General High Court Litigation
Additional information: Admitted Conveyancer

Ursula Buhrlen

Ursula Buhrlen

Associate

LLB (University of Pretoria)
buhrlen@fullardmayer.co.za
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Ursula graduated from the University of Pretoria and completed her articles with Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc. She was admitted as an Attorney in May 2014 and thereafter was appointed as an Associate.

Ursula provides practical commercial advice on all aspects of commercial transactions and related documentation. She is able to offer commercial experience tailored to suit the needs of large and small enterprises.

She also handles matters in the Magistrates’ and High Courts of South Africa and provides practical and strategic advice in litigious or potentially litigious matters.

Admitted to practice: May 2014
Preferred practice areas: Commercial Agreements, Family law, Property and Landlord and Tenant law, Estates and Freight Forwarding

Dirk Pistorius

Dirk Pistorius

Associate

BCom LLB (University of Pretoria)
Pistorius@fullardmayer.co.za
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Dirk graduated from the University of Pretoria and completed his articles with Fullard Mayer Morrison
Inc. He was admitted as an Attorney in July 2017 and appointed as an Associate.

Dirk has experience in commercial debt recovery and uses his negotiation skills to obtain quick and effective results. He has acted for listed companies and large private entities in this regard.

Dirk also handles property related matters inter alia, commercial and residential evictions and rental
recovery.

In the area of commercial law, Dirk has experience in corporate and general commercial
transactions and related intellectual property law. He is able to offer commercial advice and legal
drafting services, tailored to suit the needs of large and small enterprises.

He also handles matters in the Magistrates’ and High Courts of South Africa and provides practical
and strategic advice in litigious or potentially litigious matters and is well versed in the practical
realities of litigation in our various courts.

Admitted to practice: July 2017
Preferred practice areas: Debt Collection, Commercial Agreements, General High Court and
Magistrates’ Court Litigation, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property Law, Property and
Landlord and Tenant law.

Kyle Venter

Kyle Venter

Associate

LLB (University of Pretoria)
Kyle@fullardmayer.co.za
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After graduating from the University of Pretoria, Kyle completed his articles at Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti and Partners in the Corporate Commercial department. After completing his articles, he remained at Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti and Partners as an associate in the Corporate Commercial department.

Kyle then took up an in-house position with a pharmaceutical company with a strong African and Asian presence where he was the Lead Group Legal Advisor.

In February 2018, Kyle joined Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc. as an associate and works closely with Mitchell Morrison in the Corporate Commercial department.

Kyle has a focus on the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance Transactions, Capital Restructures, REIT Conversions, Corporate and Commercial law and has advised a broad range of clients from JSE Listed Companies, Private Companies and Private Equity firms.

Kyle has advised on all aspects of commercial transactions and related documentation as well as Company and Corporate law. Kyle has acted for a diverse range of clients in a number of industries ranging from listed property, diversified industrial, technology, medical and pharmaceutical, banking and private equity.

Admitted to practice: March 2014
Preferred practice areas: General Commercial Transactions, Corporate Finance Transactions and Corporate Law.