B.Com, LLB (University of Johannesburg), Diploma: Labour Law, CD/ACDS accredited Mediator
Danie has contributed to shaping the law in the insurance field through his involvement in numerous reported Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court cases. He consults to other legal practices on complex local and international claims. He lectures in his field of expertise to various entities and has recently trained mediators in Road Accident Fund and personal injury law for Conflict Dynamics, the Pan African Bar Association of South Africa and The South African Medico-Legal Association (SAMLA).
Danie is a frontrunner in the field of mediation in South Africa: he qualified as an internationally accredited mediator in 2013. He has acted as mediator in various pilot projects on mediation including the ongoing SAMLA/Road Accident Fund project. He consults on the use of Rule 41A and acts as mediator in insurance, personal injury and family law matters.
Danie joined LindsayKeller as a clerk in 1987 and achieved the second-highest score in the attorney admission examinations in the former Transvaal in 1989. He was admitted as an attorney in 1990 and only one year later, on 1 March 1991, he became the youngest equity partner in the firm’s history.
In 1993, he became head of LindsayKeller’s insurance department. He went on to become managing partner of the firm in 1996 and served in this role for ten years. He was elected senior partner in 2008 and successfully led the firm in this role until 2020.
Danie serves on the mediation panels of the Law Society of South Africa, Conflict Dynamics, SAMLA and 41AonMediation where he continues to distinguish himself as an excellent attorney and mediator. He is also involved in the Legal Practice Council and serves on its disciplinary investigative committee.