Our People

 

Our focus on relationships coupled with our wide range of expertise (covering commercial litigation to family law and property) makes us uniquely suited to deal with your specific needs. We believe that both our staff and clients thrive in a relaxed environment, which results in excellent turn around service and documents of the highest quality.

 

At MP|W we guarantee personal, caring service coupled with reasonable rates so that you, our clients, achieve the best possible results.

Maurice Phillips

Maurice Phillips
Co-founding Partner | Consultant Dip. Law

education
University of Cape Town

personal interests
Jazz Music

interesting fact about me
It is this never-say-die attitude that led him to become a certified dynamite blaster in order to keep one of his businesses going.

Maurice Phillips

Co-founding Partner | Consultant Dip. Law

Corporate Insolvency Deceased Estates

 Dispute Resolution  Property Dispute

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Paul Mark Wisenberg
Co-founding Partner - B.Comm LLB MBA

education
University of Cape Town

professional organisations
Cape Law Society

personal interests
Enjoy socialising with friends and family, watching sport, keeping fit, riding my Harley.

interesting fact about me
Became a LifeLine Counsellor

Paul Mark Wisenberg

Co-founding Partner | B.Comm LLB MBA

Conveyancing Corporate

Deceased Estates Property Dispute

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Leonard Malcolm Hersch
Partner - BA LLB

education
University of Cape Town

professional organisations
Taxing Master at Law Society, Editor of Moffats Tables of Transfer & Bond Costs.

personal interests
Trying to play a little jazz on the piano, bridge, pilates & travelling .

interesting fact about me
On the National Board of Streetsmart, as well as board member of the Cape Town Concert Series.

Leonard Malcolm Hersch

Partner | BA LLB

Conveyancing Notary

Deceased Estates

Antony Arvan

Antony Arvan
Partner - BA LLB

education
University of Cape Town

personal interests
Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, relaxing with family and friends, reading good books, finding ways to be creative.

interesting fact about me
I'm the 3rd generation of attorneys in my family, following in my father and grandfather's footsteps.

Antony Arvan

Partner | BA LLB

Employment Insolvency

Dispute Resolution Property Dispute

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Llewellyn Pieter de Wet
Partner - B.Comm LLB

education
University of Stellenbosch

professional organisations
Law Society.

personal interests
Outdoor sports such as mountain biking and triathlons. Love preparing interesting dishes.

interesting fact about me
Not sure, need to ask someone else…

Llewellyn Pieter de Wet

Partner | B.Comm LLB

Corporate Insolvency

Dispute Resolution Property Dispute

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Heinrich Lombard
Partner - B.Comm LLB

education
University of Stellenbosch

personal interests
Good food, wine and friends.

interesting fact about me
I love jogging

Heinrich Lombard

Partner | B.Comm LLB

Conveyancing Corporate Insolvency

Dispute Resolution Property Dispute

Elanza de Klerk

Elanza de Klerk
Associate – BA(Psyc.) LLB

education
University of North-West (Potchefstroom)

personal interests
Love music and spending time with friends and family hiking.

interesting fact about me
I am currently a member of a local classic rock band!

Elanza de Klerk

Associate | BA(Psyc.) LLB

Family Dispute Resolution

Effie Oppon

Effie Oppon
Associate – LLB

education
University of Cape Town

professional organisations
Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association (CTCAA)

personal interests
Love reading, swimming and enjoy early morning walks on the beach. Listening to music and doing exercise.

interesting fact about me
I fix anything electronic – if it's a programme or has wires somewhere, I will fix it, eventually!

Effie Oppon

Associate | LLB

Dispute Resolution

Effie Oppon

Masivuye Sithole
Candidate Attorney | BA LLB

education
University of Cape Town

professional organisations
The Cape Law Society.

personal interests
Reading African Literature by Authors such as Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa’ Thiong’o..

interesting fact about me
I enjoy theatre and performing on stage from time to time.

Masivuye Sithole

Candidate Attorney | BA LLB

Corporate  Dispute Resolution

Michael Kratz

Michael Kratz
Candidate Attorney - LLB

education
University of Free State

professional organisations
Cape Law Society; Golden Key International Honours Society.

personal interests
Spending time with friends and family. Cooking, experiencing new cultures and their foods.

interesting fact about me
I know all the words to 'All Star' by Smash Mouth.

Michael Kratz

Candidate Attorney | LLB

Corporate Property Dispute

Aaliyah Govindasamy

Aaliyah Govindasamy
Candidate Attorney

education
Currently studying through UNISA

personal interests
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy hiking, spending time at the beach & reading

interesting fact about me
I was previously part of a book club.

Aaliyah Govindasamy

Candidate Attorney

Corporate Property Dispute

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?

MAURICE PHILLIPS | WISENBERG employs two or more Candidate Attorneys every year.

 

We look for bright, dynamic graduates with a deep love of learning who accept nothing but the best from themselves and others. Our values as a firm are of the utmost importance to us and for that reason we only employ those who share our value system. We also look for people who will actively enhance the stimulating and enjoyable environment in which we work.

 

If you think you have what it takes to be part of our team, please send us your CV.

 

We prefer CVs in Microsoft Word or PDF format and they can be sent to info@mpw.co.za

Supported by a fantastic team

Maurice Phillips Wisenberg team photo

Standing from left to right: Llewellyn de Wet, Antony Arvan, Elanza de Klerk, Ursula Fortuin, Leonard Hersch, Aaliyah Govindasamy, Fatima Jacobs, Amanda Nqwenelwa  Mhluzi, Heinrich Lombard, Ziggy Steenkamp, Michael Kratz, Jackie Porter-Smith, Paul Wisenberg  Seated from left to right: Moenieb Baker, Carol Witz, Karena Colley, Masivuye Sithole, Rafeeka Cottle, Melissa Fisher, Moonier Felix. (Absent: Maurice Phillips & Fanny Goldie Chemel)