Fred van der Westhuyzen Director 021 941 7757

Fred was appointed as an attorney and notary in January 1999. He started his career with BOE as a credit control manager of large accounts and, thereafter, moved to FNB where he was head of corporate recoveries for the Western-, Eastern- and Northern Cape regions, as well as the Gauteng region. He was later appointed as national head of recoveries for FNB commercial.

He joined BDP Attorneys in 2012, with 18 years’ experience in the commercial, credit, and litigation fields of law. Fred has litigated in High Courts and Magistrates’ Courts throughout South Africa and received wide exposure to arbitrations and mediation as well as to all spheres of civil litigation. Fred’s approach to the law is based on finding the best solution that fits the needs of his clients.

Principal Services
  • Commercial Law
  • Debt Collection
  • Financial Law
  • General Litigation
  • Property Law


Attorney and Notary of the High Court, South Africa

General Litigation Team

L-R: Fred van der Westhuyzen(Director), Natasja Joubert(Snr Secratary), Christine Rindel(Accounts),
Megan Ford(Admin), John-Daniël Bornman(Candidate)

South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners 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.