Eversheds Sutherland
Helen Westman

Helen Westman is a Partner, with Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa, at Eversheds Sutherland's Melrose Arch office.

Helen has served as the Registrar to the Honourable Ms Justice Satchwell at the South Gauteng High Court where she managed chambers, assisted with legal research, and gained valuable insight into the administration of motion court, urgent applications, civil and criminal trials and appeals.

Helen has a particular interest in competition law, corporate law and litigation. Her practice experience includes advising clients on various aspects of commercial law and general litigation where she has represented individuals, as well as corporate clients, in both the High Court and Magistrate Court.


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Oops! A failure to pay maintenance can haunt you for up to 30 years

Did you know that the failure to pay maintenance in terms of a court order can haunt you for up to 30 years? Simon Roy Arcus (“Mr Arcus”) found this out the hard way when the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) handed down judgment in Arcus v Arcus (4/2021) [2022] ZASCA 9 and …

With(out) prejudice

What is the purpose of marking correspondence “without prejudice”? The general position is that without prejudice correspondence is inadmissible in court. The term “without prejudice” means...
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Discontinuation of cheques

The usage of cheques has rapidly declined over the last decade, with very few consumers, public and business entities presently making use of this payment...
discontinuation of cheques

Coronavirus – Litigation during lockdown

Litigation can continue during lockdown – subject to certain provisions contained in the directions (“the Directions”) published by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services,...
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