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Clinic Units 

The Wits Law Clinic runs 6 specialized units headed up by Supervisors who are admitted Legal Practitioners . The units are assisted by candidate legal practitioners as well as final year law students who are allocated to the various units.

The Wits Law Clinic consists of offers pro bono legal services to underprivileged members of the community who qualify for legal aid.

Family, Gender & Child Unit

The Family, Gender & Child Unit is run by Steve Tuson and Michaela De Sousa & operates every Monday from 08h00 – 11h00

The Family, Gender & Child Unit deals with all family and gender-related legal problems, including:

  • Divorces
  • Parental Responsibilities and Rights matters and guardianship applications
  • Applications to rescind or vary divorce decrees
  • Urgent interdicts or orders
  • Selected maintenance claims with special merit
  • Discrimination based on grounds of gender
  • Applications for the appointments of curators bonis and curators ad litem
  • Matters related to children’s rights
General Unit

The General Unit is run by Daven Dass; & operates every Tuesday from 08h00 – 11h00

The General Unit deals with general civil and contractual matters, including:

  • Litigation on matters arising out of contract

  • Legal advice on insurance matters including motor vehicle accidents

  • Rescission of judgments

  • Legal advice on matters related to consumers' rights

  • Presumptions of death
Labour Unit

The Labour Unit is run by Dieketseng Damane and Marius Ferreira operates every Wednesday from 08h00 – 11h00.

The Labour Unit deals with different aspects of labour and employment law, including:

  • Unfair dismissal disputes

  • Unfair labour practice disputes

  • Labour Court litigation

  • CCMA referrals

  • Representation at CCMA arbitrations

  • Advice related to labour law issues
Property Unit

The Property Unit is run by Mbavhalelo Mmbadi and operates every Thursday from 08h00 – 11h00.

The Property Unit deals with property related matters including:

  • Evictions (Magistrate’s Court and High Court)

  • High court disputes and challenges pertaining to property title, transfer and ownership

  • Disputes arising out of lease, purchase and/or sale of property

  • Housing transfer bureau claims and High Court review of Housing Transfer Bureau decisions

  • Limited spoliations

  • Foreclosure and executions

  • Conveyancing referrals

  • General property related disputes such as litigious landlord/tenant disputes, neighbour law, limited contractual claims arising out of property disputes, unjustified enrichment claims arising out of property disputes
Criminal law & Delict Unit

The Criminal Law and Delict Unit is run by Peter Jordi; & operates every Friday from 08h00 –11h00

The Criminal Law and Delict Unit deals with claims which include:

  • Actions for damages arising out of personal injuries

  • Actions for damages arising out of motor vehicle accidents

  • Assault

  • Medical negligence

  • Police brutality, or

  • Any other negligent or malicious cause
Refugee Unit

The Refugee Unit run is by Alicia Raymond & operates every Wednesday and Friday from 12h00– 13h30

The Refugee Unit deals with problems affecting asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants which include:

  • Litigating in the High Court where asylum-seekers and refugees have received unfair treatment in the administrative process

  • Applications for certification to the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs

  • Preparing and representing asylum seekers at  Refugee Appeal Board Hearings

  • Obtaining the necessary travel and identity documents for refugees

  • Obtaining decisions in respect of applications for permanent residence made in Gauteng

  • Providing assistance to undocumented migrants with regularising their residence within the Republic of South Africa.