It’s tough to lose a case in arbitration – especially if you were convinced you’d win. You’re convinced the arbitrator got it wrong and you’re thinking about taking it on review to the Labour Court. If you do, you’ll be in for the long haul – about two years, six figure legal costs and no…
Patrick co-founded Tokiso Dispute Settlement (Pty) Ltd in 2000, the largest private dispute resolution agency in the country, where he was full-time CEO for six years. He is a highly skilled and experienced labour negotiator, mediator, arbitrator and facilitator. He is a commercial mediator, coach and assessor, accredited by CEDA (UK). He also serves as Acting Judge of the Labour Court.
He is the co-author of the Labour Relations Handbook, published by Juta, and has been a regular host of the Labour Line on Talk Radio 702. Patrick established Deale Attorneys to focus on the opportunity to improve and build successful South African business relationships, in partnership with business clients.
Deale Attorneys is a specialist labour & commercial mediation firm with offices in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.
We have significant experience in partnering with clients to resolve legal disputes and comply with legal complexities so they can grow their businesses successfully.
We take a real interest in your business to understand what makes it tick. With small firm operating costs and big firm experience, we can offer our clients a more personal service at reasonable rates.
We advise and represent business owners, employers, state institutions and senior individuals on a wide range of labour law and commercial dispute resolution issues.
We would enjoy partnering with you!
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