Tania Jooste – BA, LLB
Director – Litigation   
E-mail: tj@jhlaw.co.za 
 
Tania practiced as a public prosecutor and admitted as a State Advocate for several years whereafter she joined a leading Cape Town law firm where she practiced as an associate in the litigation department. Her client base included, inter alia, all major financial institutions. She has specialist knowledge in relation to the National Credit Act and is regarded an authority in this field, as she has written several articles on this subject, presented seminars to, inter alia, the Cape Law Society, ABSA Bank and Nedbank. Tania also addressed the provincial meeting of the Auditor General and regional managers and lectured on the subject to final year law students at the University of Stellenbosch.  
 
Tania also established herself as a specialist in the field of the Consumer Protection Act.
 
 
 
 
Michelle Heswick – BA, LLB, LLM
Director – Property Law, Estates
 
Michelle joined Jooste Heswick Inc. in March 2010 having gained extensive experience as a Conveyancer and Notary Public for several years with a prominent national law firm.  
 
Michelle was invited to join Jooste Heswick Inc. as a director based on her exceptional qualities as an attorney, Notary and Conveyancer.  She also has exceptional qualities as a person which is evidenced by the fact that she has paid for her own studies at the University of Stellenbosch by working in a factory at night and have made it possible for her two sisters to obtain a tertiary education.  Michelle has specialized expertise in conveyancing and property related matters in general and is well respected by her clients who includes municipalities, various estate agencies, large financial institutions, which include the major banks.  
 
Michelle is continuously expanding her vast knowledge of law and she has obtained her Master's degree in International Trade.  She has been awarded The Lexis Nexis scholarship for two years in succession following her academic achievements. Michelle has been practicing as a Notary since 2004, gaining experience in the drafting of Notarial Servitudes, Cessions of Exclusive Use Areas, Notarial Bonds, Ante-nuptial contracts and authentication of documents for use outside South Africa. Michelle’s experience, includes traveling to the United Kingdom to assist clients with the authentication of documents to be used at the South African Deeds office.
 
 
 
 
Christoff Jooste – BA, LLB
Consultant – Litigation, Commercial Law, Property Law
 
Christoff has, ever since completing his articles as an Attorney and Conveyancer, had a keen interest in commercial and property law.  He developed a strong client base which included all the major banks, all major estate agencies, various developers and a number of well-respected clients in the property industry in general.  
 
Christoff was a partner with a well-known national law firm for whom he established a very successful Boland office.  In recent years Christoff has established himself as a well- known expert in the structuring of residential and commercial property agreements, property related tax aspects and commercial law in general.  He also has a keen interest in flying, as a commercial pilot and joined Jooste Heswick Inc. in March 2009 as a consultant giving him the opportunity to live his passion for flying but also to practice as part of a strong integrated law firm.
 
 
 
 
Afton Pillay – LLB
Professional Assistant – Property Law
 
Afton commenced her legal career as a Conveyancing secretary at a medium sized law firm in 2005, where she specialised in the registration of residential and commercial bonds as head of the bonds department.
 
In 2007, based on her exceptional skills as a secretary, she was invited by a renowned national law firm, to join their bonds department. This is where Afton developed her passion for the law and in 2010 decided to pursue studying towards her LLB degree through the University of South Africa (UNISA) as a part time student.
 
She moved on to become a Relationship Manager for Attorneys in 2012 for one of the leading Conveyancing Software companies and completed her LLB degree in 2015, where after she was approached by one of the most formidable development companies in South Africa and commenced employment in their conveyancing department, whilst also completing her Practical Legal Training.
 
Afton joined our team at Jooste Heswick Inc. in October 2016 as a Candidate Attorney and since then completed her articles of clerkship. After her admission as Attorney, Afton moved on to become a Professional Assistant and one of the leading members of our team. Her skills and talent is an asset to our firm.