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Johannes Duminy

Lawbite Customer Comments

"Johannes is good to work with and has been very responsive." Smart Commercial Ventures Limited

"Johannes dealt with my Insolvency Query, very professionally - he even highlighted a point-in-law that I wasn't aware of, and could have cost me thousands of pounds if I had pursued my claim. Well done, and thank you. Additional: Tina was dealing with my outstanding Invoice claim. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable and approachable Lawyer, who spoke my language (i.e one that I could understand !). Special thanks to her. Would I recommend Lawbite - absolutely, YES." Scorpion Technical Services Ltd

"Johannes is always polite and easy to talk to. We have a good relationship with Johannes and we work together well. This is good for both of us as we get to know Johanne beter and better and of course he gets to know us and our clients requirements beter and better. Kind regards, Chris Smart Managing Director SMART Commercial Ventures Ltd" Smart Commercial Ventures Limited

"First class throughout from Johannes. Nothing was too much trouble and he keeps us updated on a regular basis Kind regards, Chris Smart Managing Director SMART Commercial Ventures Ltd" Smart Commercial Ventures Limited

"Excellent, efficient, value for money and very professional" Aventure Intl Ltd

Experience

Johannes Duminy started his legal career in South Africa in 1999 before qualifying as a solicitor in England in 2009. Johannes has over 10 years’ experience in both litigation and non-contentious commercial matters. Johannes’ litigation experience includes professional negligence claims, construction claims, financial services claims, property disputes, shareholders and partnership disputes, LIBOR claims and mortgage mis-selling claims. Johannes has litigated in forums such as the High Court, County Court, Small Claims Court, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), European Small Claims Court and various Ombudsman forums including the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Pensions Ombudsman. Johannes also represented clients successfully in Mediation and adjudication.

On the non-contentious side, Johannes’ experience includes drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements and conducting company share sales and purchases.

Johannes has a very good understanding of the legal challenges faced by small or medium size businesses in the UK and across the world and he is committed to walking a road with his clients, no matter how big or small they are. Johannes believes that legal advice should not only be robust but also commercially viable and must make commercial sense.

In his own words:

‘’I am big fan of alternative ways to settle commercial disputes, whether through mediation, adjudication, ombudsman schemes or old fashion round table talks. I find that if you pick the correct forum and plan around this from the start you give yourself the best possible chance to reach an amicable settlement that also make commercial sense from a financial perspective.’’

Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Law - De Montfort University, Leicester
  • City and Guilds qualification in basic electrical and mechanical engineering - British Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering - Bordon, Hampshire
  • Insolvency Practitioners of South Africa (IPSA) Diploma - University of Pretoria - South Africa
  • LLB - University of Pretoria – South Africa

Achievements

  • Advised and negotiation on complex construction related claims for an international hotel group
  • Successfully negotiating mortgage releases for various clients against a major high street bank
  • Successfully recovered losses incurred by company directors as a result of negligent pension advice
  • Successfully mediated a claim for fiduciary duties against a former director

Other Interests

Johannes enjoys sports, travelling and spending time with his family.

Languages

Afrikaans, Dutch and Flemish