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Lauren is a disputes specialist with experience in all aspects of general commercial litigation and arbitration. As an accredited mediator she also specialises in alternative dispute resolution.
Lauren has acted for both corporate and private clients, including a range of listed national retailers, manufacturers, property developers, and property holding companies. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, contractual, delictual, administrative, restraint of trade, testamentary, franchise, shareholder, director and property disputes. She has also successfully challenged and set aside legislation.
She has prosecuted and defended actions and applications in all forums including the Constitutional Court, SCA, various High Courts, Equality Courts, Copyright Tribunal, National Credit Tribunal, Equality Court, Consumer Council and private and AFSA regulated arbitrations.
Lauren represents creditors in business rescue proceedings, including in applications to remove business rescue practitioners. She has also represented a wide range of stakeholders in insolvency proceedings.
Lauren attended the University of Cape Town where she obtained her BA and LLB degrees. She is an admitted solicitor of England and Wales (non-practicing) and is an accredited mediator with a certificate in commercial mediation from UCT.
Lauren was named an Acritas Star Lawyer in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and 2022. She was also voted Best Lawyer for Arbitration and Mediation in 2021, 2022 and 2023 as well as for Litigation in 2022 and 2023. Lauren was further awarded with Litigation and Disputes Resolution Team of the Year Award at the African Legal Awards in 2022. Lauren has been recognised as a recommended commercial disputes lawyer for 2023 by Legal 500 .
"She is a meticulous and diligent attorney when it comes to putting litigation matters together, she is brilliant at building a case and making quite sure she protects her clients. She is hard working and fun” - Nomination for 2018 Acritas Star Lawyer award
“She is meticulous, dedicated and approaches litigation with a lot of common sense.” - Nomination for 2019 Acritas Star Lawyer award.
Lauren is a member of the executive committee of the South African Restructuring Insolvency Practitioners Association for the Western Cape.
Retail & Consumer
Insolvency & Reorganisation
Regulatory & Investigations