Catherine

Catherine Warburton BA LLB LLM (cum laude

Managing Partner Warburton Attorneys

Catherine Warburton established Warburton Attorneys in the year 2000 and has acted as the Managing Partner of Warburton Attorneys for eighteen years. 

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alistairAlistair Young BA LLB LLM

Senior Associate – Warburton Attorneys 

Alistair Young is an admitted attorney who completed his tertiary education at the University of Cape Town where he obtained a BA degree specialising in environmental science, a LLB degree, and a Master’s degree specialising in International and South African Environmental Law. His LLM dissertation focused on the negative impacts of large dams on the environment and the curtailment of such impacts through the application of relevant international environmental conventions and indigenous environmental legislation.

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Peggy Schoeman BA LLB PDM LLM (cum laude)

Associate – Warburton Attorneys

Peggy Schoeman is an admitted attorney, conveyancer and notary. Peggy obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a triple major in Law, Politics and German in 2007 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2009, both at Rhodes University. In 2010 she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM) at Wits Business School and in 2013, she completed a Master of Laws (LLM) in commercial law at Wits University, with distinction. In 2012 Peggy clerked for Judge Kathleen Satchwell at the High Court, Gauteng Local Division where she was tasked with doing research on a variety of cases as well as running her Judge’s chambers and court.

Peggy completed her articles of clerkship at a medium-sized commercial law firm in Sandton and was appointed as an associate in the environmental department in 2014. As an associate, Peggy worked on a number of environmental-related matters ranging from advising on environmental legal compliance, conducting environmental due diligence investigations, compiling environmental, health and safety legal registers and conducting legal research and drafting opinions.

Peggy joined Warburton Attorneys in May 2017. She provides legal advice on a wide range of environmental issues, including inter alia environmental authorisation requirements, environmental civil and criminal liability, water use law, waste management, contaminated land issues, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions reporting, mining-related impacts, protected areas law and heritage resources. She also conducts environmental legal compliance audits, compiles appeals with respect to environmental authorisations, section 24G fines, compliance notices and directives, reviews and drafts environmental provisions in commercial agreements and runs workshops on various developments in environmental and mining law.

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Nicole Kruger (BA LLB)

Candidate Attorney – Warburton Attorneys

Nicole Kruger obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law (BA) in 2015 through the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) in 2017 through the University of Johannesburg and is busy completing her dissertation for her LLM in Public International Law through the University of Johannesburg.

Nicole worked at the University of Johannesburg Law Clinic in 2017 where she gained experience in drafting, research and developing case strategies, consulting and advising clients. Nicole also worked for the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Tutor and Research Assistant for Banking Law and Intellectual Property in 2018.

Nicole commenced work at Warburton Attorneys on 1 February 2019 as a Candidate Attorney and assists the senior attorneys with a wide range of environmental and health and safety legal matters.

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luluLulu Lewis

Office and Marketing Manager

Lulu Lewis holds a BA degree in Law and Psychology and has also completed a “Marketing Basics” course. She is Warburton Attorneys’ Office and Marketing Manager.


Nomhle Ngwenya

Receptionist

Nomhle Ngwenya is the receptionist and assists with office administration.