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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Sarah Burford BA LLB LLM

Associate – Warburton Attorneys

Sarah Burford obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Law in 2015 and her Bachelor of Laws in 2016 from the University of Pretoria. She completed her LLM through the University of Pretoria in 2019, where she focused her dissertation on the impacts of retroactive authorization of listed activities on sustainable development in South Africa.


Sarah commenced her articles at VZLR Inc in Pretoria in January 2018, where she gained experience on medico-legal litigation, unlawful arrests, administrative law and third party claims. She was admitted as an attorney in October 2019 and worked as an Associate until 31 December 2019.


Sarah joined Warburton Attorneys in March 2020. She provides advice on environmental, health and safety and mining related legal matters. She also works on the Safety, Health and Environmental Legal Registers for the South African market as well as for other African countries and conducts training and marketing sessions on the Legal Registers.

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Luca MaraschinLuca Maraschin BSc LLB LLM (cum laude)

Candidate Attorney – Warburton Attorneys

Luca Maraschin obtained a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Geography degree (BSc) in 2013 and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) (with distinction) in 2016 through the University of the Witwatersrand. He completed his Master of Law degree (LLM) (with distinction) in Environmental Law through Queen Mary University of London in 2018.

Luca worked at Massmart as an Intern in the Environmental Branch during the university school holidays in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and worked there on a full time basis from January 2017 to July 2017. His duties included environmental supplier profiling; sustainable commodity sourcing; research; drafting of legal reviews on human rights, labour and environmental law, as well environmental compliance standards and controls; the administration of a Group wide waste management compliance review; and compiling, in consultation with Warburton Attorneys, a legal opinion relating to the requirements governing the acquisition of effluent discharge permits in the retail sector. Luca left Massmart to pursue his LLM degree in London.

Luca also worked for Cullinan and Associates Inc in Cape Town as a Candidate Attorney from 1 October 2018 to 25 February 2019 where his duties included assisting senior attorneys with a number of environmental, heritage, and health and safety related legal matters.

Luca commenced work at Warburton Attorneys on 1 March 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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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.