When you have been struck by an unimaginable tragedy, you need a legal team that has the experience to deal with such matters. Your priority is to rebuild your life after facing permanent disability or the loss of a loved one. Paul du Plessis Attorneys provide specialized legal services to clients who have suffered injury due to another’s negligence. We combine personal care and empathy with experience and in-depth legal and medical knowledge to provide service that is geared to successful claims.
At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we are parents, people and lawyers; we understand your passion and drive to secure your future and adopt a very personal approach to helping you recover both physically and financially.
In your time of need you can contact our legal representatives who are professional, yet approachable; determined and focused, yet kind and caring. Most importantly, we’ve got the experience and researched knowledge in the field of medical law. We assist clients all over South Africa and claim in all provincial jurisdictions and High Courts.
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, specializing in blindness, Retinopathy of Prematurity and Cerebral Palsy cases.
Over the past 25 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 as well as the Black Lawyers Association. As a member of the South African Medico-legal Society, Paul also keeps abreast of the latest developments in medical negligence litigation, both from an attorney and the medical professional’s perspectives.
After qualifying as a registered nurse and midwife in 1997, Sarnah went on to specialize in advanced neonatal science. She started her career as a Professional Nurse at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and followed her passion for specializing 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 an LLB degree in June 2015. She commenced her articles of clerkship at Paul du Plessis Attorneys in 2016 and was admitted as an attorney in 2018.
Erin completed her BA Law degree in 2017 and LLB degree in 2019 at the University of Pretoria. She joined Paul du Plessis Attorneys in January 2020 as a Candidate Attorney in order to serve her articles of clerkship as part of her practical vocational training.
During her studies she was involved in the University’s Law Clinic as well as the Faculty’s Law House, thus giving her ample exposure to litigation, especially for those less fortunate who are not able to afford legal services. She has a keen interest in medical negligence and medical malpractice litigation and intends to use this opportunity to further her experience in this field of law.
Zandrey joined Paul du Plessis Attorneys in June 2019 as our general and administrative clerk. He is currently completing his LLB degree through part-time studies at UNISA, which allows him to combine the practical and theoretical knowledge of the legal processes involved in personal injury litigation.