Prashanta Richen
Director
LLB (Wits)

Prashanta Richen obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has 10 years of experience and is the Director and founder of Richen Attorneys Inc, a 100 percent BEE and Youth Owned female law firm in Randburg. 

Background

Prashanta articled at a full-service law firm. During the course of her articles, she was tasked with running the firm’s entire Magistrate court practice, and also assisted her principal with the High Court litigation where necessary. It was here that she gained trial experience and developed negotiation and mediation techniques. From Articles Prashanta moved to a legal advisory position for approximately 1 year and then went into partnership with her former Wits colleague Melvin Naidu, where they traded under the name Naidu Richen Attorneys Inc. for approximaely 4 years. On dissolution of Naidu Richen Attorneys Inc. Prashanta formed Richen Attorneys Inc. 

Active roles

Prashanta has been appointed by a number of construction groups as the lead attorney on various housing projects in and around Gauteng.

Fields of expertise

  • Prashanta has gained a wealth of experience and currently practices in various fields of law including but not limited to:
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Aviation Law 
  • Mining Law 
  • IT Law 
  • Drafting Agreements
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Contracts & Contract Law drafting
  • Opinion Work
  • Drafting and negotiating various joint ventures
  • Services and supply agreements.

Professional Affiliations

  • Legal Practice Council 
  • Director - Richen Attorneys
  • Director - WPRC Developments (Pty) Ltd
  • Johannesburg Business Forum (Executive Member) 
  • Johannesburg Attorneys Association 

Shivani Naicker
Associate
LLB (UNISA)

Shivani obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of South Africa, and currently is one of Richen Attorneys Inc. most knoweldgable Associates.

Shivani has approximately 8 years of experience in the legal field and has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on litigious and commercial matters. She is currently the Head of Litigation Department at Richen Attorneys Inc and is also responsible for various Client portfolios within our Firm.

Shivani has an analytical mind and a natural ability to look beyond the obvious to seek out legal solutions to the benefit of the Client and the deal.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Drafting
  • Construction Law
  • Labour Law

Professional Affiliations 

  • Legal Practice Council 
  • Johannesburg Business Forum 

Tebogo Dakana 

Candidate Attorney

LLB (Wits)

 

Teboho Dakana studied and completed her LLB degree at the University of Witwatersrand. She is a hard working and diligent individual who prides herself in working efficiently.

Teboho was a case manager intern at the Competition Tribunal where she learnt pertinent legal skills i.e. drafting case summaries, conducting research and drafting case memos as well as attending competition law hearings. Teboho is passionate about labour law, intellectual property law, company law and law of succession.

Her duties as a candidate attorney include the drafting of legal documents and pleadings, court appearances, the managing of files, the issuing and service of legal documents, attending meetings and liaising with Clients.

Teboho also partakes in a charity outreach programme within her church. The programme is aimed at supporting and empowering abused and disadvantaged women and children.

Professional Affliations: 

Legal Practice Council 

Nerisha Krishan Ramgoolam
Consultant Attorney
LLB (UKZN)

Nerisha obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg). She graduated in the top 15% of academic achievers at the university in her field of study and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

She was admitted as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public in November 2012 and has been recently been granted the right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She is a consultant to Richen Attorneys, a 100% BEEE and Youth Owned female law firm in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Nerisha completed her articles of clerkship at Bowman Gilfillan Inc. in Sandton, Johannesburg. During the course of her articles, she was exposed to the Employment Law, Litigation, Real Estate and Conveyancing as well as the Banking and Finance Departments, each for a period of 6 months where she was tasked with various duties and responsibilities.

Since her admission as an Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, Nerisha has gained a wealth of experience in all types of Notarial and Conveyancing work, including but not limited to transfers of all types of properties (full title, sectional title, deceased estates, divorce, partitions, rectifications, low cost & RDP Housing), registration of bonds (residential, commercial and notarial), due diligence, drafting and vetting of all property / notarial agreements, ante-nuptial contracts.

Fields of expertise

Nerisha has attended to the preparation, lodgement, and registration of deeds at various Deeds Offices around the Country. The clients she carried out work for include but are not limited to:

  • Department of Human Settlements
  • Seeff Properties (Sandton)
  • High Tower Properties Pty Ltd
  • Transnet SOC Limited
  • Calgro M3 Holdings Pty Ltd
  • ABSA Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank, First National Bank, SA Home Loans, Housing Investment Partners
  • Johannesburg Property Company
  • Gauteng Partnership Fund
  • Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa
  • South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited
  • Standard Bank Commercial Property Finance

Professional Affiliations

  • Legal Practice Council;
  • Golden Key International Honour Society.

Years of experience

  • Nerisha has approximately 5 years of post-admission experience.

Veloshni Naidoo 
Financial Accountant
PG DipAsc. (Unisa)

Veloshni Naidoo is a financial accountant who has completed her Bachelors of Accounting Sciences at the University of South Africa and is currently completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences.

Her finance experience has been well developed over the past 14 years in various industries (i.e. Finance, Auditing, Hospitality, and Engineering).

A meticulous individual, Veloshni possesses strong theoretical and practical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as well as international financial reporting standards. Her understanding of accounting standards, tax, and business management provides our firm with a competitive advantage.

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Business Accountant in Practice (BAP SA);
  • South African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA);
  • South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT).

Motselisi Bulara
Legal Administrator

 

Motselisi is an instrumental part of the legal administration team she is an enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated ability to prepare legal documents, answering the phones, organisation of diaries and preparing court forms. She possesses a polished demeanour with excellent customer service and communication skills.

Motselisi is an extremely motivated legal administrator with a strong vision to achieve successful outcomes for clients through thorough precedents research abilities.