Our Directors

Brandell Turner

Partner & Director Public & Admin Law Labour/Employment Law

Brandell Turner holds a BA (Law) and LL.B degree from the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and is a partner and Managing Director at TNK Attorneys. Brandell has been admitted to practice law in 1996 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in public and administrative law and commercial law. He presently acts as a consultant to various provincial and local government departments in administrative law litigation and has presided over several public sector disciplinary hearings. Brandell is also active in the football regulatory environment and assists various community football clubs at SAFA disciplinary tribunals

Gcobani Ntshingana

Partner & Director Public & Admin Law Labour/Employment Law

Gcobani Ntshingana is a partner and director at TNK Attorneys. He was admitted to practice law in 2000 and holds a Master’s Degree in Labour Law. Gcobani has previously held senior management positions in government and the NGO sector and currently consults on labour and administrative law matters, primarily for state institutions

Aadil Kirsten

Partner & Director | Criminal Law

Aadil Kirsten is a partner and director at TNK Attorneys and heads up its Wynberg office. He holds a law degree from the University of Natal and has been practising law since 1997. He specialises in criminal law and has acted for clients in many high profile matters, most notably as a member of the Green Peace legal defence team.

Aadil lectures Criminal Law and Procedure on a part-time basis and was an active member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Cape of Good Hope Law Society.

Partner & Director | Forensic Investigations

Bradley Ravens is partner and director at TNK Attorneys. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master’s degree in Development Finance. Bradley has 12 years’ experience in Forensic Investigations, having previously worked at SARS, The Directorate: Special Operations (Scorpions), the Asset Forfeiture Unit and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bradley heads the Forensics Department at TNK Attorneys and is responsible for the management of employment related investigations, tender reviews, and compliance matters related to the Public Finance Management Act and the Municipal Finance Management Act. Bradley has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the investigation and prosecution of disciplinary offences, particularly in public sector workplaces

Fazloodien Abrahams

Property Law | Family Law | Forensic Investigations

Fazloodien Abrahams is a partner and director at TNK Attorneys and Conveyancers and heads up the Cape Town office and oversees the Mitchell’s Plain office. He entered the legal profession during 2010 and was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2014 with 10 x Distinctions achieved in various fields of law. He is an admitted Attorney with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa Western Cape Division. He specialises in Property Law, Family Law, Commercial Law and Estates, Wills and Trusts. Marketing Director of the Mitchell’s Plain Chamber of Commerce and CEO of ATik International Trade and Commerce Co-operative. In addition, he holds the portfolio of Wills, Estates and Trust at the Southern Suburbs Attorneys Association

Jill Barnes

Director | Family Law & Litigation Licensing Estates

Is a Director at TNK Attorneys. She graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2007 and was admitted to practice law in February 2011. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Family Law Litigation. She offers further legal services in the fields of Civil Law, Criminal Law, Administration of Estates and Liquor Law

David van Niekerk

Director | Civil Litigation Commercial Law Consumer Protection & Conveyancing

David Van Niekerk is an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer at TNK Attorneys and graduated with a LL.B degree from the University of the Western Cape in 2007. Since 2007, David has obtained a Certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Cape Town and a Certificate in Local and Provincial Government law from UNISA as well as obtaining his Certification to act as a practising Conveyancer. David has 8 years post articles experience. He specialises in Company Law, Contractual Law, Civil litigation in both the Magistrate’s Court and High Court, Property Law, Corporate Governance and Sports Law. Additionally, David presently is the Chair of the Disciplinary Commission for the National Federation of Cycling in South Africa, CyclingSA and assists the firm in its services rendered to several municipalities including the City of Cape Town Municipality

Karusha Iyer

Director | Civil Litigation Commercial Law

Is a Director at TNK Attorneys Wynberg. She is the Head of the Civil Litigation and Commercial Law Department at our Wynberg Branch. She graduated with a LL.B degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2009 and was admitted as an Attorney in 2012. Karusha specializes in all delictual claims against state entities and has recently won a landmark case securing a damages claim for a blind busker who was assaulted by police officials in Cape Town. Karusha further has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of family law and evictions

Yossi Witkowsky

Head of Insurance Law and Financial Services Division

Yossi is currently a director at TNK Attorney’s and is the Head of our Insurance Law and Financial Services Division. He has previously worked as In-House legal counsel for Metropolitan and Old Mutual.

Yossi was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in November 2000 and is also an admitted solicitor (lawyer) of the Supreme Court in New South Wales, Australia.

He provides a legal advice and litigation services to Financial Services Providers, Linked Investment Services Providers, Collective Investment Schemes, independent financial advisors and financial services call centres. He also represents clients at the Long – Term Insurance Ombudsman, the Short –Term Insurance Ombudsman, the FAIS Ombudsman and the Pension Funds Adjudicator. He further has experience in commercial law, trusts, financial services law, compliance, mediation and civil litigation.   

His experience spans from being a practicing attorney to working in roles such as In – House Legal Counsel and Compliance Manager at Financial Services Providers that are listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange. His mediation experience was gained while mediating between the Road Accident Fund and claimant attorneys.