Adam Mitchell is a senior attorney with more than twenty years of experience. His areas of focus have included the financial aspects of high-end divorce cases, family law disputes, Hague Convention proceedings and domestic violence matters – branching across all spheres of general and commercial High Court litigation including the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999.
He prides himself on being able to successfully negotiate and mediate settlements in highly contentious disputes. Judgments handed down by the High Court in several of his cases have been published in the South African Law Reports thereby, in effect, establishing new law in South Africa. These cases include matters involving: Anti-dissipation interdicts; “Just and equitable” ground for winding up of a company under section 344(h) and buy out of shareholding under section 252(3) of the Companies Act 61 of 1973; Uniform rules of court regulating the conduct of proceedings in the High Court with regard to superannuation – and revival of – judgments in order to effect execution, and stays of execution; Discretion of the Court to take into account trust assets in certain divorce cases; Rights of minor children to bring and be assisted in bringing matters to Court and to have their own legal representative.
In 2013, Adam merged his law practice with the firm Thomson Wilks Inc and established their Durban branch office. He is a well renowned attorney throughout South Africa who has appeared as a legal expert on current affairs television programmes like “Carte Blanche” and “Rights and Recourse”. Thomson Wilks’ branch offices in all three of South Africa’s major cities have allowed him to practise nationally throughout South Africa as well as for clients internationally.
Adam is a dual qualified lawyer who has been admitted to the roll of Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He has served as an acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg.