Meet The Team
Paul du Plessis
Paul obtained his BLC and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. He served his articles at Savage Jooste and Adams where his interest in personal injury litigation began.
He was admitted as an attorney in 1996 and started Paul du Plessis Attorneys focusing on Road Accident Fund and medical malpractice litigation.
The firm has since represented successful claimants in milestone medical negligence cases in the High Court, specialising in blindness, Retinopathy of Prematurity and Cerebral Palsy cases.
Over the past 22 years, he has gained vast experience in personal injury law and is passionate about cases where children have been injured or disabled. His exceptional track record in complicated cases is owed to the extraordinary level of practical and theoretical research done with every case. He has regularly given presentations to legal and medical professionals at the University of Pretoria as well as the Black Lawyers Association.
Dané du Plooy
Dané completed her BCom Law and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria. She joined Paul du Plessis Attorneys in 2011, where she completed her articles and was admitted as an attorney in 2013.
She also obtained her LLM degree in Private Law in 2015 at the University of Pretoria, focusing on the Apportionment of Damages Act. She is a member of the South African Medico-Legal Society aimed at the education and improvement of the different disciplines involved in assessing damages. She is passionate about getting optimal compensation for each client through in depth individualised assessments and by obtaining optimal medical and professional recommendations.
Since joining the firm she has been involved in landmark medical negligence and Road Accident Fund claims and has a special interest in the determination and calculation of clients’ damages.
After qualifying as a registered nurse and midwife in 1997, Sarnah went on to specialise in advanced neonatal science. She started her career as a Professional Nurse at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and followed her passion of specialising in Neonatal Intensive Care. In 2006 she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing with distinction at the University of Pretoria. Her 20 years of practical experience, in both private and public institutions, gave her an in depth understanding of health care in South Africa.
Sarnah’s compassion for people and the importance of medical care motivated her to obtain a Bachelors of Laws degree on 8 June 2015. She commenced her articles of clerkship at Paul du Plessis Attorneys in 2016 and was admitted as an attorney on 15 February 2018.
ANNETTE DU PREEZ