Charlie Higgs (Founder – Labour Law)

Bcom, LLB, LLM (NWU)

Charlie Higgs is a director and specialises in labour and employment law and has developed a keen interest in Labour Court litigation. Charlie completed degrees in Business Management and Law, LLB and LLM in Labour Law at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. He completed his LLM degree and School for Legal Practice Certificate with distinction in the same year. Thereafter he served his articles of clerkship under Sean Snyman at Snyman Attorneys.

He is passionate about endurance sports, hunting, reading and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

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Chantelle Bensch (Senior Associate – Labour Law)

Bcom, LLB, LLM (NWU)

Chantelle Bensch obtained BCom Business Management and Law, LLB and LLM in Labour Law degrees from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Chantelle was admitted as an Attorney of the North Gauteng High Court in 2015. She was appointed as an Attorney at Higgs Attorneys Inc. in January 2016 and her work has since taken her as far as Nigeria into Africa.

Chantelle recently became a mother of a baby girl and enjoys spending time with her and her family.

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Louis Fourie (Senior Associate – Commercial)


Louis Fourie is a senior associate in commercial, corporate and environmental practice at Higgs Attorneys Inc. Louis obtained an LLB as well as an LLM in Environmental Law degree from the North-West University. He is currently studying towards the qualification of Chartered Company Secretary.

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Nosipho Buthelezi – Candidate Attorney

Nosipho Buthelezi obtained a BSocSC degree from the University of Pretoria (UP), a New Managers Certificate of Wits Business School and an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She worked as an Industrial Relation Consultant for several years and joined the Higgs Attorneys Inc. team in February 2019 as a Candidate Attorney.

Nosipho is juggling family life, school and work and proving you totally can.

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Mathilda Zeelie – Accountant and Secretary

Mathilda Zeelie completed an LLB degree from the University of South Africa and is currently studying towards a BCom Financial Accounting degree. Mathilda is currently working as a bookkeeper for the firm and started with her articles in January 2019.

As a mother of three, she likes to spend time with her family.




Lelanie Higgs – Office and Public Relations Manager

Lelanie Higgs obtained degrees in B.Ed Education as well as a B.EdHons Educational  Psychology from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Lelanie was an educator for 5 years and in 2019 expanded her horizons outside of the educational environment. Lelanie has been appointed as the Office and Public Relations Manager of Higgs Attorneys Inc.

Lelanie enjoys adrenaline pumping activities, baking healthy treats, exercising, spending time with loved ones and travelling.

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Sukaluhle Dibakwana – Receptionist

Suku, meaning pleasant day, was born in Winterveld and raised in the North-West Province. After she matriculated she moved to Johannesburg and started her first job with Spar Weltevredenpark in 1995. She then worked at a pre-school where after she joined the team at Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016.

Suku is a married mother of four girls and enjoys her responsibilities as receptionist but is eager to learn more and grow as an employee.





Themba Shilaluke – Driver/Messenger

Themba obtained a National Certificate of Computer Architecture at Rosebank College and joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016. He is a hardworking and determined individual who is more than willing to provide a high-quality service using the appropriate skills and experience to perform his duties as a messenger.

Themba is married and a father of two kids- a boy and a girl.




Thembi Vilakazi – General Worker

Thembi was born in Thembisa and went to school at Mqedandaba Junior Secondary School in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is a mother of two boys. When she first moved to Johannesburg she worked in several garment stores before she joined Higgs Attorneys Inc. in 2016.

Thembi considers herself to be in an empowering environment and enjoys the time with her colleagues.


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