Personal details

26 June 1956, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wife: Leila Patel
Two children

  • Matric: William Hills High School, Benoni
  • BA University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of the Witwatersrand
  • H Dip Tax Law University of the Witwatersrand
Professional history
  • Acting Judge, Johannesburg High Court: January – September 2001 
  • Judge of the High Court: September 2001 – May 2005
  • Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: June 2005 – September 2006
  • Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2006 to 2021
Publications on Legal Topics
  • Founding Member of United Democratic Front (A Coalition of Anti-Apartheid Organisations):1983 
  • Awarded fellowships at Yale University: 1992 and New York University: 2005
  • Awarded Fellowship at the Legal Resources Centre: 1982
Judges information courtsey of Supreme Court of Appeal(www.supremecourtofappeal.org.za)