Kamlesh Ker

Kamlesh holds degrees in Law and Social Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She is a commercial mediator on the TOKISO, Equillore and USBS Panels. She was trained and accredited as a Commercial Mediator by CEDR as well as by the ADR Group (UK) in 2008. She has coached and assessed Commercial Mediators for Conflict Dynamics since January 2012 and has trained attorneys on behalf of LEAD to represent parties at Court Aligned Mediation. She has been on TOKISO’s mediation and arbitration panels since its inception and was on IMSSA’s Mediation and Arbitration panels since 1994 until its demise. She is a Committee member of the Cape Law Society’s ADR Committee. Kamlesh was a director at Walkers Inc. Attorneys from 2004 until 2012 where she was involved in Property Law and Conveyancing, Deceased Estates, Labour Law and ADR. She now practises for her own account specialising in ADR and is a Consultant to Walkers Inc. Attorneys. She is a part time Senior Commissioner for CCMA as well as numerous Bargaining Councils. She joined the CCMA in 1996 on a part-time basis and trained Commissioners in Substantive Law, Mediation and Arbitration skills. She subsequently assisted in developing updated training materials for the CCMA. She has facilitated training workshops for TOKISO and IMSSA in ADR processes, Chairing Disciplinary Hearings, Employment Equity and Diversity Management and has facilitated a number of Relationship Building Workshops for them. She developed lecturing materials for UWC in ADR processes and trained as a family mediator during the 1990’s. Kamlesh was articled to Dullah Omar (A.M. Omar&Co) where she was engaged in civil rights and labour law. She continued with the firm when she was admitted as an attorney in 1982, gaining experience in matrimonial matters, personal injury litigation, deceased estates and conveyancing. She was admitted as a Conveyancer in 1985. In 1986, Kamlesh commenced practice for her own account at 30 Keerom Street, Cape Town under the name and style of K.M. Ker & Ass, where she practised Property Law and Conveyancing, Deceased Estates, Family and Labour Law. She became an Associate at UCT’s Centre for Conflict Resolution in 1992, becoming involved in political and community mediation, negotiating, inter alia, the withdrawal of armed forces from the Townships in the run up to the first democratic elections in 1994. She trained election monitors in mediation skills and mediated election disputes. Kamlesh has chaired Disciplinary Hearings of high profile State employees and Business Organisations and has chaired UWC Staff Disciplinary hearings since 1993.