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Shakirah Chothia Hendricks

Shakirah Chothia Hendricks is an accomplished legal professional with extensive expertise in state litigation on behalf of both the National and Provincial Government. Her remarkable career journey has seen her excel in various capacities within the legal field, showcasing her dedication, proficiency, and commitment to upholding justice.

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Shakirah Chothia Hendricks

Shakirah Chothia Hendricks is an accomplished legal professional with extensive expertise in state litigation on behalf of both the National and Provincial Government. Her remarkable career journey has seen her excel in various capacities within the legal field, showcasing her dedication, proficiency, and commitment to upholding justice.

Education:

  • LLB Degree, University of the Western Cape, 2000-2003
  • Practical Legal School, University of Cape Town, January 2004 – June 2004

Professional Timeline:

  • Candidate Attorney: Office of the State Attorney Cape Town, September 2004 – September 2005
  • Admission as Attorney: October 2005, with Right of Appearance in the High Court
  • Assistant State Attorney: Employed from October 2005 – October 2014
  • Senior Assistant State Attorney: Department of Justice, Cape Town; October 2014 – August 2023
  • State Law Advisor: Department of the Premier, Directorate Litigation (Medico-legal and General Litigation), since September 2023

Expertise and Specializations:

Shakirah’s legal prowess encompasses a broad spectrum of legal disciplines, making her a versatile legal practitioner with a deep understanding of various areas of law. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Tax Law (representing SARS)
  • Medico-Legal (within the Public Sector)
  • Delictual Matters

Civil and Criminal Matters

Practice Areas:

Throughout her illustrious career, Shakirah has gained extensive experience in handling cases across multiple levels of the South African judicial system, including:

  • Constitutional Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeal
  • High Court
  • Magistrate’s Court

Government Acumen:

With her in-depth understanding of government legislation and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Shakirah Chothia Hendricks has consistently provided invaluable legal counsel and representation to the government entities she has served. Her knowledge has proven instrumental in safeguarding the interests of the National and Provincial Government.

Shakirah’s dedication to her profession, coupled with her exceptional legal acumen, has positioned her as a highly regarded legal expert in state litigation. Her commitment to justice, vast experience in diverse legal domains, and comprehensive understanding of government operations make her a notable figure within the legal community and a trusted advisor to government entities.

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