Marinus Barnard Associate
078 064 4776

Marinus Barnard is a qualified attorney admitted to the High Court of South Africa. He is developing a versatile and diverse practice in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with valuable and extensive experiences in Banking & Financial Law, Corporate Law, Commercial & Contract Law, Labour & Employment Law, Mediation & Arbitration, Sports Law, Immigration Law, and Criminal Law, especially in Financial- and Economic Crimes.

A fervent advocate of continuous development, he holds certificates in Labour Law (UFS), Advanced Labour Law (UFS), Refugee Law and Humanitarian Support (UNISA), Provincial and Local Government Law (UNISA), Sports Law (UP), and an LL.B degree (UNISA). He is also currently pursuing an LL.M degree in Corporate Law (UNISA).

His dedication to the legal profession extends beyond law practice as he participates in several Associations, such as the South African Society for Labour Law, and he often publishes legal articles as well. He confidently serves a diverse clientele across different sectors (and around the world), such as in Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, Banking, Professional & Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Sport, Education, and Regulatory and Compliance.

Principle Services
  • Family Law
  • Banking & Financial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial & Contract Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Sports Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law

Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Legal Practice Council
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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.