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Hugh Raichlin Attorneys

Meet The Team

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Hugh graduated with a BA LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1985 and has been in practice for the past 39 years. Hugh has had extensive experience in private practice in the spheres of: Commercial law and commercial litigation in both the Magistrates Court and High Court; Property law, landlord tenant law and lease agreements; The administration of deceased estates, ante nuptial contracts, wills and trusts; Family law with particular expertise in divorce litigation and mediation. Hugh is an Associate Member of the Association of Arbitrators, and is also a qualified mediator, having qualified with an internationally recognized accreditation through the London School of Mediation. He is a mediator in the areas of divorce, workplace and commercial disputes. Hugh has been involved in corporate training for a number of years and runs workshops for clients at their premises demystifying the legal process and the costs involved in litigation, with a particular focus on landlord-tenant law and workshops for property brokers dealing with issues regarding mandates and establishing “effective cause” in property transactions

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Mandy graduated with a B Com LLB from the University of Witwatersrand in 1982 following which he practised at Werksmans Attorneys for fourteen and a half years, the last nine years as a partner in the commercial department. He then joined the Peregrine group in October 1999 and was appointed to the board in November 2010. Since October 2019, he has acted as a consultant to the firm on commercial matters and brings his wealth of skills and experience to the commercial department of the firm.16. Our firm is now able to assist clients with advice in commercial law matters including structuring and obtaining third party tax advice, drafting a variety of agreements ranging from partnership agreements, association agreements for Close Corporations, shareholders agreements, Memorandums of Incorporation (in order for companies to comply with the New Companies Act), lease agreements, joint-venture agreements, employment agreements, and a host of other commercial agreements regulating the relationship between parties in the commercial environment.


Tshepo has been practising as a labour lawyer since 2012 and specialised in the practice of labour law in 2015. He offers advice and guidance to employers regarding their labour law policies including creating employee and staff manuals, disciplinary manuals and workplace procedure manuals. Tshepo has extensive experience in dispute resolution which includes: Chairperson of disciplinary hearings. Initiator of disciplinary hearings & counselling. Employee defence counsel at disciplinary hearings. Arbitration at the CCMA and Bargaining Council. Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. Mr Mohapi also assists employees with restructuring processes relating to retrenchment or redundancies and employee incapacity.


Colin is a qualified attorney, notary and conveyancer and has been in practice since May 1979 and specialises in conveyancing and property law. Colin acts as a consulting conveyancer to several attorneys’ practices. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B Proc.


Jessica El-Hage ATTORNEY – LLB (UJ)​

Jessica joined the firm during 2017 and is a professional assistant. Jessica graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Johannesburg in 2014.

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Mpho Kutumela

Meet Mpho Kutumela, a promising legal professional. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (General) in 2017, she continued to excel and achieved her LLB from Wits University in 2020. Currently, Mpho is making strides as a Candidate Attorney, gaining valuable practical experience and honing her legal skills.

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