Whitney Maclons

Senior Associate
+27 (0) 21 801 5240
whitney@adriaansattorneys.com
Whitney Maclons is a senior Litigation Attorney and Accredited Mediator and has been employed at Adriaans Attorneys since January 2014. Whitney is experienced in many areas of legal practice which relate, non-exhaustively, to local and provincial/national government disputes; public administration; contractual disputes; delictual disputes; property law affairs; banking litigation and foreclosures; urgent applications; residential evictions; farm-worker/labour tenants evictions in terms of ESTA; insolvent and solvent commercial liquidations; debt recovery; taxations etcetera as well as general Company Secretarial work.

Whitney, in addition to being a national Conflicts Dynamics Accredited Mediator (SA) as well as an international CEDR Accredited Mediator (UK), holds a Master’s Degree in Mediation (Labour & Mercantile Law). She is both passionate and committed to resolving conflict innovatively and peacefully. She currently works with Magistrates in providing on-going Pro Bono Mediation services at a local Magistrates’ Court.

Whitney also serves on the Legal Practice Council's (LPC) Disciplinary / Investigation Committee constituted in terms of Section 37(1) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 read with Section 6(1)(a)(x) and Regulation 5(2)(m)). The Investigation Committee's statutory powers and functions include inter alia conducting investigations and inquiries into claims of misconduct against legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities, and determining whether such conduct amounts to misconduct in terms of the national LPC legislation and regulations governing the legal profession.
Education

  • 2017 – CEDR Accredited Mediator (UK)
  • 2017 – Conflicts Dynamics Accredited Mediator (SA)
  • 2014 – University of the Western Cape, Magister Legum LLM Mediation (Labour & Mercantile Law), Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2012 – University of the Western Cape, Bachelor of Laws LLB, Cape Town, South Africa

Membership

  • The Legal Practice Council Western Cape Member ​
  • The Legal Practice Council Western Cape - Disciplinary / Investigation Committee ​
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (UK) ​
  • Conflicts Dynamics (SA) ​
  • The Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Worked with Magistrates (Magisterial Presiding Officers) with pro-bono mediation services at Wynberg Magistrates’ Court mediating an array of civil matters which include matters ranging from family disputes; Children’s Court matters; parenting plans; child maintenance; spousal maintenance; domestic violence - working with clients/parties with diverse backgrounds, corporate professionals to grass roots of society
  • Acted for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in various matters pertaining to the eviction of farm workers/labour tenants in terms of ESTA (Land Claims Court South Africa and Magistrates’ Courts)
  • Acted for the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa t/a Land Bank in various High Court litigation matters including contractual disputes and foreclosures
  • Acted for the City of Cape Town in matters relating to High Court urgent applications; public administration; property development/property rezoning and evictions in both the High Court and Magistrates’ Court
  • Acted for the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is matters relating urgent interdicts and national student bodies and political movements
  • Acted for Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd in various High Court litigation matters including property and contractual disputes; third-party claims; complex servitudinal rights matters
  • Acted for Shell Global Customer Services Centre Cape Town (Pty) Ltd in commercial liquidation proceedings
  • Acted for Engen Petroleum Limited in contractual and insurance related disputes as well as evictions
  • Acted for Globeleq South Africa Management Services in a High Court procurement/contractual dispute
  • Acted for Standard Bank Limited in a breach of contract High Court action and various debt collection matters
  • Acted for the Road Traffic Management Corporation in contractual and procurement dispute
  • Acted for Cape Town International Film Market and Festival; South African Women in Construction (SAWIC); Graphix Supply World (Pty) Ltd; and Streamlink Technologies CC in High Court foreclosures, employment related disputes and contractual disputes
  • Instituting and defending an array of Superior Court and Magistrates’ Court matters with Superior Courts comprising various inter-provincial High Courts and the Land Claim Court of South Africa
  • Drafting High Court and Magistrates’ Court pleadings, notices, applications, heads of argument
  • Attending to trials and opposed applications
  • Drafting Legal Opinions on various areas of law
  • Drafting memoranda of advice to clients on mediation as alternative means to resolve disputes
Whitney joined Adriaans Attorneys as a Candidate Attorney in 2014 and was appointed as an Associate in 2016. In October 2019 she was promoted to a Senior Associate within the Dispute Resolution Department.


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