As a respected and well-known attorney in the Boland, Deon Blackburn continues to lead his team of selected professionals to new heights of achievement, focusing on a continued commitment to service excellence.
He obtained the degrees BA LLB at the University of Stellenbosch in 1988 and 1990 respectively and served his articles with Fourie Basson and Veldtman in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
He subsequently obtained a diploma in Labour Law from RAU and currently specialises in all aspects pertaining to Labour Law and Commercial Law.
Furthermore, he was contracted by organised labour to advise on all aspects relating to land matters.
Deon is a family man whose primary focus is meeting the individual needs of his clients, whilst building personal attorney-client relationships.
Marina Lourens obtained her BA LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. After serving her articles she was admitted as an attorney in 1988.
Throughout the years Marina gained admirable experience in her field and later shared her knowledge with students, as a lecturer, before joining Basson Blackburn Inc. in 2005 as a practising attorney and conveyancer.
Marina is a dedicated and professional attorney with a conscientious approach to her work.
Hester Blackburn obtained the degrees B Comm LLB from the University of Stellenbosch in 1987 and 1989 respectively, and LLM from UNISA in 1996. Hester started off her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, one of the Big Five auditing firms, where she gained 18 years of relevant experience.
In 2008 she retired from the firm as senior manager and joined Basson Blackburn Inc. as head of the Estate and Estate Advisory Services division. Her reputation in the field is a testament of her capabilities. She prides herself in her work, always taking into account the human element in estate planning. The sensitive nature of the subject inevitably leads to her established ongoing relationships with most of her clients. Hester's fields of tax expertise are Estate Duty, Capital Gains Tax and Donations Tax. She further specialises in all aspects pertaining to estates and estates advisory services, including but not limited to:
· Family trusts
· Business trusts
· Empowerment trusts
· Administration of trusts
· Administration of deceased estates
· Estate planning, including the drafting of wills
A born and raised Paarl native, Linka matriculated at Paarl Girls' High in 1996. She joined Basson Blackburn Inc. on 1 October 1997 with humble beginnings as a collections secretary. Her ambitious nature soon grew into a desire to practice law, studying part-time through UNISA.
She commenced her articles in 1999 and obtained her LLB degree in 2007. Once Linka was admitted as an attorney on 1 August 2008, she became a professional assistant at the firm. She was subsequently also admitted as a conveyancer in 2009 and notary public in 2011. She currently heads up the conveyancing department. She is currently furthering her interests in all aspects of commercial law. Linka has proved herself to be an extremely articulate, meticulous professional, taking great pride in her work. She strives to provide the best possible service in her field of expertise, specialising in all aspects pertaining to:
· sectional title schemes
· property developments
· commercial bonds
· transfers and general conveyancing
· commercial law
Magda Nöthnagel, who joined our Litigation Department in January 2010, obtained her LL.B degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (former UPE) in 2006. Prior to her joining our firm she completed her articles at Honey Attorneys, Cape Town and was appointed as an Associate after being admitted as an Attorney with right of appearance in the High Court in May 2008.
Areas of practice:
Litigation and Dispute resolution
Commercial Collections (including collections
on behalf of financial institutions)
Magda is a dedicated professional who embraces any challenge, striving to ensure that her clients receive professional service of the highest standards etched with a personal touch.
Yolandi de Villiers
Yolandi obtained her BA LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007 and 2009 respectively. During that time she spent her varsity vacations working at Basson Blackburn Inc and has since then obtained first hand experience of everyday life in the field of law. After graduating, she commenced her articles at Basson Blackburn in 2010.
She was admitted as an attorney in February 2012 and subsequently became a Professional Assistant at the firm. Yolandi gained experience in the following areas of law:
· Family Law
· Labour Law
· General civil litigation
Yolandi's belief in honesty, fairness and integrity is the foundation of her inner core and the principles by which she lives her life. The combination of these personality traits strive her to go above and beyond in delivering only the best service in her field of law.
Tammy van der Merwe
Tammy matriculated at Schoonspruit Secondary School, Malmesbury in 2005. She obtained her LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2010. In 2009, Tammy was employed by the Legal Aid Clinic, Stellenbosch as a Student Consultant. She also participated in the Annual Moot Court Competition, which forms an essential part of aforementioned Student Consulting Course.
She joined Basson Blackburn Inc during January 2011 as a Candidate Attorney and completed her Articles of Clerkship in January 2012 while obtaining valuable practical experience in the following fields:
· Family law
· Labour Law
· Commercial Law
· Property Law
Tammy is currently heading up the Correspondent Attorney Department whilst practicing as an Attorney in the aforementioned fields.
Tammy is dedicated, hardworking and ambitious. She is a firm believer in good work ethic and its ability to enhance character. She lives by the words of one of her favourite authors, Stephen King:
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."