LABOUR LAW in South Africa is our expertise

We are proud to say that we employ only the most qualified and competent legal professionals at our firm. Because we specialise in several aspects of labour law, we have a range of legal professionals that are experts in their various disciplines. This ensures that you as the client enjoys focused attention and input, specific to the relevant area of the law in each given situation.

Our professional team, who knows all about the Labour Law in South Africa, includes:

Abraham Christiaan Johannes Bukes 


BA, BA Hons, M Com (Business Management)


Abrie has 40 years’ experience in Human Resources, and is a seasoned generalist across all aspects of HR. He has held multiple senior positions at top companies, including that of director of human resources at one of the top dairy corporations in South Africa.

Yvette Ingram


IPM Diploma in Human Resources

Accredited facilitator

Commissioner certificate (CCMA)

Forensic voice stress examiner (American polygraph and voice stress association)


Yvette has over 20 years’ experience in the capacity of divisional and national HR executive in the retail industry (FMCG and furniture). Here, her responsibilities included managing all HR and labour functions both divisionally and nationally.  In the past 10 years, she has become a member of Teutonic Business and H.R. Processes C.C.

Services Yvette specialises in include:

  • Chairing disciplinary enquiries
  • Appeal hearings
  • Providing guidance for grievance procedures
  • Conciliations and arbitrations at the CCMA and various bargaining councils
  • Undertaking wage negotiations
  • Doing operational requirement consultations.
  • Advising/training clients regarding fair disciplinary practices, legal compliancy, management practices for productivity and the full spectrum of labour legislation pertaining to the specific industry of the client.
  • Training – facilitating various programmes at all levels in a variety of industries.
  • Forensic Voice Stress Examinations

Christiaan Gabriel Hugo


Senior Management Program (USB Bellville Campus)

Arbitration Skills Course


Christiaan's area of expertise lies in the field of finance.  He is a graduate of the USB Bellville Campus Senior Management Program, having completed articles prior thereto.

Before joining our team, he served as finance manager of a listed company and managed one of the Western Cape's largest self-catering resorts with a staff compliment of 150.

Jan Vermeulen


BA LLB degree (University of Stellenbosch)


1980 -1997: Jan was employed by the Department of Justice as a state prosecutor in the Magistrate’s, Regional and High Court, Cape Town. He resigned in 1997 as Senior State Advocate.

1997 - 2005: Jan practised as an advocate at the Cape Bar, specialising in criminal and labour law.

2005 - 2016: During this time period, Jan has stepped down as member of the Cape Bar and has since worked in private practice as a labour law consultant.

More about Jan

Jan was admitted as an advocate of the High Court on 26 August 1981. During his career he successfully completed the Arbitration Skills Course (gaining this qualification on 13 October 2000), thereby qualifying for selection as an Arbitrator at the Arbitration Forum.

During the period that he practised as an advocate at the Cape Bar, Jan also sat as a Regional Court Magistrate in the Cape Town Regional Court for a period of 5 years on a contract basis.

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