Shani van Niekerk

Shani van Niekerk is a senior associate in the CPL department. Her speciality and passion lie in matrimonial disputes and family law, inclusive of Domestic Violence and Harassment issues. Shani is a member of the Legal Practice Council and Gauteng Family Law Forum.

Shani frequently appears in the Children’s Courts, Magistrate’s Courts, Regional Courts and High Courts of South Africa on behalf of clients. She has furthermore given advice on various live radio stations and tv broadcasts.

Areas of Specialisation:
- Matrimonial Disputes and Family Law

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A giant leap ahead for women’s rights
A giant leap ahead for women’s rights

The cabinet has approved the submission of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill of 2019 to Parliament. Section 7(1) and (2) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 1998 discriminated unfairly against women in customary marriages but was…

Modern families: Surrogacy is an option
Modern families: Surrogacy is an option

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have welcomed a third child together via a surrogate after a “long and difficult” struggle to have another baby. How does surrogacy work in South Africa? Go to varsity, meet your soulmate, get married and have babies. This is how the fairy…

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