Carlo Timothy

Carlo Timothy is a Consultant of Adriaans Attorneys. He has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, including drafting contracts of employment and employee policies and procedures; furnishing advice on restructuring and retrenchments; furnishing advice on the employment law implications of the transfer of a business as a going concern; conducting due diligence exercises from an employment law perspective. Carlo has advised both local and international clients on all aspects of South African employment law . Carlo has extensive CCMA and Labour Court experience as well as experience in a number of bargaining councils nationally. Carlo has gained his experience in Employment law in both the Private and Public sectors having been employed by the Provincial Government of the Western Cape under the auspices of the Department of the Premier and by a large multinational retail company, Massmart (Massdiscounters), specialising in Employment / Labour Law.

  • 2005 - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

  • 2014 - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, CCMA Commissioner Certificate


    Cape Law Society 
    The South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW)
  • High Court and Magistrate’s court litigation practice and procedure
  • Employment law practice and procedure, including, litigation for the employer and employee in the CCMA as well as the General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council, Motor Industry Bargaining Council, South African Local Government Bargaining Council and the National Bargaining Council for Road and
  • Labour Court litigation
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts including executive contracts of employment
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts associated with the employment consequences of business transfers
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures
  • Drafting legal opinions and advising clients on various employment related issues
  • Compliance and monitoring labour legislative compliance
  • Chairing disciplinary enquiries and arbitrations
  • Facilitating grievances (including large scale grievances)
  • Drafting and reviewing charge sheets to disciplinary enquiries
  • Legal research
  • Mediation and settlement negotiation
  • Labour Employment law training and workshops
  • Undertaking the employment law aspects of due diligence investigations and drafting due diligence reports
Carlo began his career in 2010 as a Candidate Attorney at Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes. He was appointed as an Associate in 2012 and became a Senior Associate in 2013. In 2016 Carlo commenced practicing for Adriaans Attorneys as a Consultant.
October 23, 2017

Charging employees at disciplinary proceedings

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September 28, 2017


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September 18, 2017

Interpreting non-variation clauses of a contract alongside the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“ECTA”)

Having been promulgated in April of 2006 the ECTA is by no means a novel piece of legislation. The ECTA seeks, among other things, to provide […]