Eversheds Sutherland
Peter van Niekerk

Peter van Niekerk is the Managing Partner and head of Eversheds Sutherland's litigation department. He specialises in commercial litigation, insurance, construction, and employment law.

Peter has served as an Assessor in the High Court as well as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court. He has also acted as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, labour and matrimonial disputes and has received a band 3 rating for Dispute Resolution Lawyers in South Africa and is listed in the Chambers Legal Directory.

Peter headed the legal team that received one billion rand in the settlement of a case of breach of contract, in favour of two pension funds - this is believed to be one of the largest settlement awards in South African legal history. Peter is on the board for Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA). He has over 35 years' litigation experience and was voted best lawyer in the category: Arbitration and Litigation, in Business Day's Business Law and Tax Review.

Peter was recently nominated and recognised in the Acritas Stars Survey in 2018 as a stand-out lawyer by clients that were independently surveyed and now features in the Acritas Stars database.

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There is no such thing as a standard lease!
There is no such thing as a standard lease!

Although most landlords will simply provide you their standard lease agreement, it may not be fit for your business purpose and contrary to your intention for concluding the lease. For example, if you are intending on renting a space for retail purposes, you must …

Useful provisions to include in a will
Useful provisions to include in a will

As we are approaching National Wills Week, which will run from the 26th to the 30th of October this year, it is vital to understand the importance of having a valid will. This article will highlight some useful provisions to include in a will. A valid will is one that complies…

Transfer duty and transfer costs

When purchasing a property, there is often confusion when it comes to distinguishing between transfer duty and transfer costs. Transfer Duty: In respect of property acquisitions, transfer...
transfer duty and transfer costs

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