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Deon Blackburn

Director

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.

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Linka Slabber

Director

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 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 and notary public.  She currently heads up the Conveyancing Department.  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.

Areas of practice:

  • Conveyancing
  • Property Law
  • General Notarial Work
  • Commercial Law
  • Law of Contract

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Magda Nöthnagel

Director

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.

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.

Areas of practice:

  • Litigation and Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency Law
  • Commercial Collections (including collections on behalf of financial institutions)
  • Personal Injuries

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Christo Appelgrein

Director

Christo obtained his BComm LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009 and 2011 respectively. After graduating, he commenced his articles at Basson Blackburn Inc. in 2012. He was admitted as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary in February 2014 and subsequently became a Professional Assistant at the firm.

Christo has a positive outlook on life and believes in honesty, fairness and integrity. He strives to uphold these principles both in practice and in life. He further believes that hard work and determination is often the key to success.

Areas of practice:

  • Property Law
  • General Notarial Work
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Law of Contract

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Yolandi Dippenaar

Senior Associate

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 with right of appearance in the High Court in February 2012 and subsequently became a Professional Assistant at the firm.

Yolandi’s belief in honesty, fairness and integrity is the principles by which she lives her life.  These personality traits strive her to go above and beyond in delivering only the best service in her field of law.

Areas of practice:

  • Family Law
  • Antenuptial Contracts
  • Labour Law
  • Collections
  • General civil litigation

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Marina Lourens

Attorney

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.

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Hester Blackburn

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.

Areas of practice:

  • Family trusts
  • Business trusts
  • Empowerment trusts
  • Administration of trusts
  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Estate planning, including the drafting of wills

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Bernice Erasmus

Attorney

Bernice was born and raised on a sugar cane farm in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, after school she relocated to the Cape Winelands to study. She obtained her BAcc LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009. She went on to obtain an MPhil in Environmental Management in 2011 and a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town in 2012.

Bernice commenced her articles at Basson Blackburn Inc. in 2015. She was admitted as an Attorney and Notary in February 2017 and subsequently become a Professional Assistant at the firm. Her research experience and desire for learning enables her to pursue her passion for finding innovative solutions to unique legal challenges. Bernice brings a positive outlook, loyalty and unwavering dedication to every client engagement.

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