Fakude & Assoicates

Our Team

Phumlani Fakude (LLB)

I am a lawyer in Pietermaritzburg specializing in commercial litigation. I have obtained my law degree from the University of zululand in 2004. My firm Fakude & Associates, of which I am the director, is recognized as a leader in litigation in the PMB area. Founded in 2010, we take on many cases and offer legal advice to both state and private clients.

I have successfully represented clients of every size in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation in a variety of subject areas, including contract disputes, corporate dissolution and shareholder battles, distributorship litigation, copyright, trademark and unfair competition cases, claims sound in torts of competition, accounting actions involving closely-held corporations, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation, reorganizations and adversary proceedings, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, trade secrets, and cases involving restrictive covenants, rabbinical courts and real estate. I also provide general business counseling, advice and legal service.

I would summarize a list of my strengths as follows, in no particular order,

  • Team management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Networking skills
  • Excellent personal skills
  • Strategic planning and management skills
  • Conflict and crisis management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Project management skills

Miss Dlamini Cele (LLB)

Dlamini Cele deals with mostly civil litigation, including divorce as well as commercial law. Being a female, black legal practice, Dlamini has over the years not only succeeded in breaking barriers in a strongly dominated male environment, but is also widely respected amongst her peers.

Rory Sibisi (LLB)

Mature and dynamic General Practice lawyer offering expert legal advice, from grassroots level all the way to the top end of Legal issues.

Geraldine Mhlongi (LLB)

An attorney of the High Court with a little bit of colour. I am always on the lookout for new ways to enhance and grow my perspective.

I hold degrees in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology & Legal Studies).

I was a recipient of several Deans Awards and a Golden Key International Honours Society member.

I believe that law is an ever evolving and dynamic sector where there is always something new to learn.