Cox Yeats Attorneys


Cherese’s areas of practice include Constitutional and Administrative Law, with particular focus on Regulation and Public Procurement, while maintaining a keen interest in Human Rights Law. She joined Cox Yeats in April 2016 and practises in the Commercial Law Team. Cherese completed her LL.B. summa cum laude at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010. During this time, she represented UKZN at the African Human Rights Moot Court competition held in Benin, and received the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary. In 2011 Cherese completed a Master of Law degree, specialising in Constitutional Litigation at UKZN while also serving as a student research clerk to Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Malcolm Wallis. Having been awarded the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship and the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Overseas Scholarship, she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College), studying courses centred on jurisprudence, public law, constitutional theory and human rights. Thereafter, Cherese served as a law researcher to the late Justice Thembile Skweyiya, and Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She completed her articles in March 2016, having had experience in Corporate Law, Media Litigation and Public Law.

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Cherese Thakur


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031 536 8589

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