Deborah Di Siena – Senior and Founding Partner of Di Siena Attorneys
Deborah completed her BCom and LLB Degrees through UNISA and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2000. She has more than 23 years’ experience across a wide spectrum of South African law.
She was a director of Moss Morris Inc until it merged with Routledge Modise Inc in 2005 and was a director of Routledge Modise (previously Eversheds and now Hogan Lovells) until December 2013.
Deborah founded Di Siena Attorneys in 2014. She specialises in commercial litigation, tax litigation, commercial crimes and family law which is one of her areas of expertise.
She is a well-known legal figure and is highly regarded by her peers. She provides legal advice to many high profile individuals and companies in South Africa. Deborah represented a client in what was the largest tax matter in South African history and represents international companies operating in South Africa.
Deborah is the Non-Executive Chairwoman of Sebata Holdings Limited, a JSE listed company and is a member of the AUDIT and REMCO (Remunerations) committee.
Deborah is also the chairwoman of Africa X-Ray Industrial & Medical (Pty) Limited and is a director of 27 of its subsidiaries.
Deborah sits as a member of the executive committee of the South African Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.
Deborah is an accredited Mediator.
She speaks fluent English and Italian.
Alexandra Shardlow – Consultant
She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2006 and obtained right of appearance in the High Court. She completed her articles at D’Amico Inc and upon being admitted as an attorney of the High Court joined Fluxmans Attorneys as an Associate and appointed as a Director and Partner in 2009.
Alexandra’s specialisation, whilst running a general litigation practice, lies in the area of Family and Divorce Law. She has been involved in numerous high conflict, acrimonious divorce proceedings, and have achieved a favourable result for her clients. She is an experienced practitioner in the following areas of Family Law :-
Divorce Law, preparation of parental rights and responsibility agreements, mediation, drafting of co-habitation and co-ownership agreements, drafting of complex antenuptial contracts, inter-country adoption, drafting of surrogacy agreements, obtaining maintenance orders and executing against maintenance defaulters, extensive dealing with the International Hague Convention regarding International Child Abduction.
In addition, Alexandra have written several articles for publications such as Without Prejudice and Woman & Home.
Kyle Ball – Consultant
Kyle commenced his articles with the firm during December 2016 and he was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in November 2018 and obtained his right of appearance in the High Court in 2023. In addition to his LLB, Kyle also holds a Diploma in business success from the Shaw Academy in Ireland.
Kyle is a litigator with a wide area of interests and experience including public decision-making, public procurement, public finance management, access to information, tender disputes, review of administrative action, arbitrations, civil litigation, company law disputes, insolvency, construction disputes, urgent interdictory applications, restraint of trade disputes, property and lease disputes, commercial crimes and family law.
Kyle thrives on appearing and arguing matters in court. Kyle has also successfully argued matters before the Municipal Bid Appeals Tribunal (MBAT) and he has engaged with National Treasury and the Auditor General on issues pertaining to procurement disputes and the increasing issue of fruitless and wasteful expenditure and irregular and unlawful tender awards. He has also advised and assisted clients in preparing Special Condition Contracts in line with the Municipal General Condition Contracts.
Interests and Hobbies:
From an early age, Kyle volunteered for the organization, Challenge Child Abuse, which sparked his interest in Family Law.
In 2011, Kyle was elected as the National Executive Treasure for the student organization, Students for Law and Social Justice. He also participated in a community program which provided basic legal advice to under privileged communities in the Western Cape.
Kyle is a keen hard enduro, hare scramble and hard Enduro motorcycle rider, scuba diver and sailor. He was also elected as Vice President of Stellenbosch University Yacht Club.
Danielle De Bruin – Candidate Attorney
She obtained both her BCom Law Degree (2019) and her LLB Degree (2021) at the Northwest University, Potchefstroom Campus. She received an award for 75% and higher average in her LLB 3rd year.
Danielle undoubtedly, has a passion for the law and people. She ultimately strives to provide her clients with top-class service and seeks to ensure that all their needs and expectations are met and exceeded.
During her articles, she has gained valuable experience in various areas of law, including corporate law, criminal law, family law and general litigation. She has had the opportunity to assist with drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, attending court proceedings, and advising clients on legal matters. This exposure has not only improved her legal skills but also allowed her to develop a stronger attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure.
Tana Goldberg – Candidate Attorney
She completed her BA, BA Hons and LLB at the University of Witwatersrand. She was granted a scholarship in her honours course for academic excellence, with an average of 75%.
Tana has participated in a counselling course at FAMSA as well as doing her honours in psychology.
During her academic career and articles, Tana has gained experience in drafting documents, attending court and working with clients by providing advice.
Tana has a keen interest in family law, criminal law, cyber law and intellectual property.
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