Imraan Haffegee

After graduating with a BA LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990, Imraan commenced employment with the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) as a Fellow and later as a Candidate Attorney (Articles of Clerkship) from 1991 to 1994. He trained under Ellem Francis – currently a judge of the Labour Court and had the good fortune of working with Adv George Bizos (a leading human rights lawyer), Mohamed Navsa (presently a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal) and Arthur Chaskalson (South Africa’s first Chief Justice after the 1994 elections). In addition to practicing as an attorney, he has worked as a special advisor to a councilor of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (now known as ICASA) and as a regional director of labour relations of the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa. As an admitted attorney since 1994 he has practiced for his own account for more than ten years. He joined Routledge Modise Attorneys (now known as Eversheds) as a partner in May 2008 until July 2009. 5. He is a panelist on the Labour and Commercial Dispute Resolution Panels of Tokiso. In addition to being a CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution in the UK) accredited commercial mediator, he is an experienced labour mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator (for instance, he acts as chairperson of the Bargaining Forum of South African Airways from time to time). He has recently acted as pro bono attorney of record of an amicus curia in a matter at the Constitutional Court concerning the investigation of the Arms Deal