Chris Nel Director 021 941 7712

Placing great emphasis on maintaining an impeccable reputation through honesty, diligence and hard work, Chris is a director in the Litigation Department of BDP Attorneys.

He is passionate about the law in general and has studied at Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa. Chris obtained his LL.B degree in 2006, and worked at the University of London before commencing his articles in 2007, and was admitted as an attorney in 2009.

Chris has extensive experience in litigation and has represented clients in various courts throughout South Africa, and has been involved in high profile matters. He also has extensive experience in commercial matters and has assisted various high profile clients with their commercial legal needs. Chris understands that his primary function in dealing with clients’ matters is to add value through the service that he renders.

Chris is the manager of the Conveyancing Department and have experience in residential and commercial property developments, transfers, bond registrations and cancellations, amongst others.

Chris has a passion for sport and is an active participant in the Western Province Squash League. Chris is further an avid hunter and sport shooter and is an active member of South African Defensive Pistol Association, the International Defensive Pistol Association and SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association.

Principal Services
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial
  • Credit
  • Property


Attorney and Conveyancer

Cape Law Society

Community Involvement
  • Member of Welgemoed Squash Club
  • Member of South African Defensive Pistol Association, and the International Defensive Pistol Association
  • Member of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association
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Andy Alexander

  • LLB at the University of the Western Cape – 2020
  • Commenced Articles of Clerkship in June 2021


Andy holds an LLB from the University of the Western Cape. He is currently completing his articles of clerkship at BDP Attorneys under John Smit and Rosshin Rossouw.

Gaenor Michel

  • BA (language and culture) – Stellenbosch University – 2013;
  • BA Hons (philosophy) (cum laude) – Stellenbosch University – 2014;
  • LLB – Stellenbosch University – 2017;
  • MA (philosophy) (cum laude) Stellenbosch University – 2020;
  • Commenced articles of clerkship – November 2020.

Gaenor holds a BA, a BA Hons (cum laude), an LLB and an MA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. Her MA thesis focussed on wrongful life delictual actions and the ethical desirability thereof. She is currently completing her articles of clerkship at BDP Attorneys under Christo Potgieter and John Smit. Gaenor is also a registered PhD student at Stellenbosch University, working towards a PhD in the field of Bioethics.