In the world where businesses and opportunities are continuously evolving, Botha & Sutherland has positioned itself as a boutique law firm that, due to its forward-thinking capabilities, understand its clients’ needs better. The firm is dedicated and equipped to assist its clients with any legal and regulatory challenges.

Our History

Botha & Sutherland has been in existence since 1994 and have since the very beginning developed a reputable name in the fields of commercial and insurance law. With our head office in Milpark, Johannesburg, and a total staff complement exceeding 70, Botha & Sutherland’s team of niche lawyers have allowed us to specialise in a wider legal field.

The firm boasts long-standing relationships with partners throughout South Africa, allowing us to meet any legal need anywhere in the country.

Our Team

Gerhard obtained his LLB degree and a B.Com Honors degree in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg (previously Rand Afrikaans Universiteit).

He manages the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department. He performs the firm’s trial advocacy at Magistrate Court level, and often appears in the High Court.

To contact Gerhard, email him on gkotzee@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Motor vehicles collision recoveries,
  • Third party claims,
  • Commercial litigation,
  • Debt collection, and
  • Insurance law.

Corné obtained his LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Com degree from the University of Johannesburg (previously Rand Afrikaans Universtiteit).

Corné is in charge of the litigation and dispute resolution practise of the firm and represent clients in civil litigation at both Magistrate Court and High Court level, and deals with appeals either in the High Court or Supreme Court of Appeal.

To contact Corné, email him on cvdnest@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Motor vehicle collision litigation
  • Heavy haulage recoveries
  • S156 recoveries
  • Claim rejections
  • Opinions
  • Policy wordings
  • Commercial litigation
  • Legal Liability, etc.

Gerhard obtained a B.Proc degree from the University of Pretoria.

Gerhard oversees the firm’s motor vehicle litigation and dispute resolution department and represents clients in both Magistrate and High Court litigation.

To contact Gerhard, email him on gvisser@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Motor vehicle collision litigation
  • Contractual disputes and litigation
  • Commercial disputes and litigation

Louis completed his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria and represents the firm’s clients at Magistrate Court level. Louis is also the firm’s internal counsel and performs trial advocacy on behalf of the firm.

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Motor vehicle collision litigation

Riaan gained his LLB degree, and a B.Com degree in International Trade and Marketing from the North-West University (PUK campus). Riaan specialises in motor vehicle collision litigation and personal injury claims.

To contact Riaan, email him on riaanv@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Personal injury
  • Collections
  • Contract law
  • Insurance law
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • High court litigation
  • Appeals

Anri obtained her LLB degree from the University of Johannesburg and practices in the firm’s motor vehicle dispute resolution and litigation division.

To contact Anri, email him on anrio@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Motor vehicle accidents and related dispute resolution
  • Motor vehicle collision litigation
  • Insurance law

Tilana studied at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and obtained her LLB degree in 2014. She works in our motor vehicle accidents and third-party litigation division.

To contact Tilana, email him on tilana@bothasutherland.co.za

Areas of expertise:

  • Motor vehicle accident claims
  • Third-party litigation