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.
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.
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