Employment Law Consulting

Leading practitioners in employment law and employment relations, providing consultation and advisory services on employment law, employment and workplace relations, conflict management and dispute resolution.

  • Legal opinions
  • Policy formulation
  • Employment relations strategy development
  • Reducing workplace conflict
  • Drafting employment rules, codes, contracts and related documents
  • Conflict management interventions
  • Dispute prevention and resolution
  • Developing and facilitating the implementation of employment equity programmes
  • Conducting employment equity barrier analysis interventions
  • Mediation and arbitration services (labour and commercial)
  • Facilitating and/or mediating workplace conflict
  • Relationship building
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Transfers, mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiation planning and strategy
  • Workplace mediation advocacy (preparation and representation of clients at private mediations)
  • Arbitration services
  • Mentoring on the theory and practice of employment law and employment relations

Our People



Ulrich Stander
"Essentials made simple"

BA LLM IRDP, Advocate, accredited mediator of the ADR Group (London)

Ulrich Stander holds a BA LLB and an LLM and is an admitted advocate.  He completed the Industrial Relations Development Programme (IRDP) at the Stellenbosch University Graduate School of Business (USB), receiving the Director’s award. After working in a senior legal position in the corporate environment for some time, he has been practising as an employment law and employment relations lawyer for more then 20 years.

Ulrich focuses on advising, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation and leadership training. He acts in an advisory capacity on employment law strategy and policy-making for numerous corporations in the financial services, media, fishing, retail, e-commerce, transport and other industries.

Apart from his passion for, and commitment to, finding integrated solutions to employment law challenges and the challenges of uncontrolled conflict in the workplace, he is also the co-designer of leadership development programs such as Leaders @ Work and Leading for Results, which have been successfully presented for the past 6 years.

He has participated in various sessions on the Harvard Law School Negotiation Programme. Ulrich co-authored two books on employment law, Dismissal – Principles, Checklists and Forms (2004) and Effective Workplace Solutions: Employment law from a business perspective (2016), and occasionally presents guest lectures on employment law and employment relations programmes at the USB. He is an accredited commercial and labour mediator of the ADR Group (London).

Business areas:

  • Advice, consultation and training on employment law and employment relations, negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Facilitation and conflict management interventions
  • Mediation and arbitration (labour and commercial)

Ali Ncume
"Simplified solutions"

LLB , LLM  and Certificate in Labour Law Practice

Ali Ncume completed his LLB at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). He served his articles at Greyvensteins in Port Elizabeth, where he gained invaluable experience in civil litigation and employment law. Ali is an admitted attorney. Pursuing his Master's Degree (LLM) in Employment Law, he involved himself in all aspects of labour litigation, consultation and training under the auspices of Greyvensteins as well as the NMU Labour and Social Security Law Unit. Ali has completed his LLM and a Certificate in Labour Law Practice, a course outsourced to NMU by the CCMA. He started the Employment Law department of Greyvensteins and built a thriving practice. Ali joined Maserumule in Cape Town in March 2015.

Business areas:

  • Consultation and training on employment law and employment relations
  • Facilitating training under the auspices of NMU:  Practical Labour Law, Aspects of Arbitration and Substantive Employment Law in Public Education; and the Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law
  • Initiating disciplinary hearings
  • Chairing disciplinary and appeal hearings and formulating outcomes thereof
  • Designing and customising policies, interventions and processes that are relevant and necessary to sustain an effective workplace

Senior Associate


Andrea de Jongh
"Make change happen; step beyond"

LLB LLM, BA Value and Policy Studies

Andrea de Jongh obtained her BA degree in Value and Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University.  She then furthered her studies in Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. She obtained her LLB degree in 2007 and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Mercantile Law in 2010 at Stellenbosch University.  Andrea served her articles with Cluver Markotter Inc. in Stellenbosch and is an admitted attorney. She joined Maserumule in 2011 and focuses on consulting, training and drafting. She advises numerous corporate organisations on matters including employee misconduct, incapacity, restructuring, employment policies and contracts and takes a special interest in the POPI Act.

Business areas:

  • Consultation and training on employment law and employment relations
  • Chairing disciplinary and appeal hearings and formulating outcomes thereof
  • Designing and customising policies, interventions and processes that are relevant and necessary to sustain an effective workplace
  • Conducting due diligence on companies' existing employee relations and human resources policies, procedures, and practices, together with their standardised employer/employee agreements



Miles Chennells
"Reasoned, collaborative resolution"


Miles Chennells obtained his BCom (Law) degree and subsequently his LLB degree at Stellenbosch University. After serving his articles at Chennells Albertyn in Stellenbosch, Miles was admitted as an attorney. Thereafter he worked at the firm’s Rondebosch offices, where he conducted primarily employment law matters and civil litigation. In 2015, Miles completed the Commercial and Workplace Mediation Training Course at the University of Cape Town. In 2017, he completed the Executive Programme in Sport Management at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU), which is facilitated in collaboration with the CIES and FIFA. Miles joined Maserumule in May 2017.

Business areas

  • Consultation and training on employment law and employment relations
  • Advising on workplace policy and processes
  • Chairing disciplinary hearings and formulating outcomes thereof



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