CEO, oversees all departments within the firm
Alan is the current CEO of Hammond Pole and has been an Attorney for 28 years and a Director for over 20 years. He has worked in all departments and has a sound knowledge of the various aspects of law in which Hammond Pole specialises, and how the firm’s departments integrate with one another as a formidable business. He enjoys expanding on the ever-growing relationships he has built with the firm’s clients over the years and is always searching for new and innovative ways to improve Hammond Pole’s service offering and business model.
Director, Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer in the Conveyancing Department
Andrew was admitted as an Attorney in the High Court in 1992, he further qualified as a Conveyancer in 1996 and a Notary Public in 2018. He joined Hammond Pole in 2001, and currently practises in the Estate Agent Transfers Department. Due to his many years of experience and expertise as a Conveyancer, he provides a wealth of knowledge to his clients, ensuring that they receive a service that exceeds their expectations. He is integral to the technical functioning of the Conveyancing Department thanks to the relationships he has built in the Deeds office over the years.
Attorney and Conveyancer in the Conveyancing Department
Ardene was admitted as an Attorney in the High Court in 2017 and qualified as a Conveyancer in 2020. She oversees high profile clients within Hammond Pole’s Conveyancing Department. Ardene is skilled in solving disputes among the various role players of a sale transaction, ensuring the smooth running of all engagements.
Director and Attorney responsible for the Conveyancing Department, with a particular focus on Transfers
Brendan Michie is a Director at Hammond Pole Attorneys and is responsible for the firm’s Conveyancing Department including Transfers, Bonds and Developments. He is constantly expanding on the solid relationships Hammond Pole has already built with the country’s top Estate Agencies, Mortgage Originators and Financial Institutions. Brendan also has vast litigation experience having successfully represented clients in disputes in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Constitutional Court. Relying on his extensive knowledge and experience in both litigation and conveyancing, Brendan offers expert advice and assistance to clients throughout their property journey.
Attorney responsible for and specialising in Mortgage Bond Collections and Foreclosures
Dylon has been with Hammond Pole since 2014 and was admitted as an Attorney in the High Court in 2016. He is currently the Attorney responsible for the firm’s collections of debt owed to the major financial institutions, arising from Mortgage Bonds and Home Loan agreements. He also has vast experience in debt review which makes him well versed in the National Credit Act and an asset to the team. He is also responsible for all operational aspects within the Department.
Attorney Responsible for, and an expert in Defended and banking Litigation matters in the High and Magistrates Courts
Jacolene obtained her Law Degree cum laude at the University of Potchefstroom and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2017. She is currently the Attorney responsible for the Banking Defended Legal Department. She is an expert in her field, owing to her involvement in various high-profile cases including matters addressed in the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Director and Property Law Specialist in the Conveyancing Department, with a special focus on mortgage bonds
Katlego is a Director at Hammond Pole responsible for the Mortgage Bond and Cancellations Department. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High court in 2017 and has a solid background in both the legal and practical implications influencing conveyancing transactions. In his previous role at Hammond Pole, Katlego managed the Foreclosure Department and has vast experience and expertise in Property Law across the board including Commercial Property Finance.
Attorney, Notary Public & Conveyancer in the Conveyancing Department
Michelle Orsmond was admitted as an Attorney in the High Court in 2016 and further qualified as a Notary Public in 2018 and Conveyancer in 2019. Not only is she involved in the day-to-day operations at Hammond Pole, but also plays an essential role in the technical functioning of the Conveyancing Department, leveraging her key relationships with the Deeds office, SARS and Masters office of South Africa. In addition, Michelle is a registered Tax Practitioner, assisting clients with an in-depth guidance as to tax implications surrounding property and estate late transactions.
Attorney and Conveyancer in the Conveyancing Department
Neil earned his LLB Degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2004 and completed his articles at Hammond Pole in 2006 when he became an associate in the Litigation Department. From 2008 Neil worked as Head of Legal at a finance company and in a private practice. He joined the Hammond Pole team again in June 2019 as a Senior Attorney in the Conveyancing Department. Neil currently manages the Fourways Property Division and has vast experience in Conveyancing, Commercial and Property Law litigation.
Director and Attorney responsible for and an expert in Debt Review, Asset based collections, Business and Commercial Collections, and the National Credit Act
Salome is a Director at Hammond Pole and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2012. She obtained a B.Com (Law) and LLB degree in 2010. She is currently the Director for Litigation and is responsible for: Debt Review, Home loans & Vehicle Asset Based Finance Collections across the board, as well as Unsecured Business collections for the major financial institutions. She created and evolved the Business Debt Review Department into what it is currently and continues to be. She is an expert in the National Credit Act, Consumer Protection Act and enjoys the thrill of litigating.
Attorney responsible for and specialising in unsecured legal action in High and Magistrate’s Courts
Santie obtained her LLB from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2015. She has gained extensive knowledge in the collections, general litigation and debt review fields where she is currently heading and managing the Legal Department for numerous financial institutions in the unsecured collections space.
Attorney responsible for and specialising in Family Law, Labour Law, Commercial Law and General Litigation
Tania joined Hammond Pole in 2012 and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2015. She previously worked and gained knowledge in the insurance, debt review and defended banking litigation Departments. She was formally trained at University in Law and Psychology, giving her greater insight into her client’s legal and emotional needs, and the vast experience required to head the firm’s, General, Family, and Commercial Litigation Departments.
Director and Commercial Law Specialist
Vusi is a Director at Hammond Pole and a specialist Corporate and Commercial Attorney whose expertise lies in banking, finance, infrastructure projects, mergers, and acquisitions.