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Jerry Kaapu

Partner and Team Leader | Johannesburg

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Overview

Jerry Kaapu is a Partner and Team Leader in our Employment and Benefits Practice in Johannesburg. Jerry was admitted as an attorney in 1998 and has been a Partner since 2001 specialising in employment law.

Jerry has represented a diversity of clients in litigation and private arbitrations at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), the Bargaining Councils, the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Courts. Jerry is a seasoned litigator and is also an accredited industrial relations trainer, mediator and arbitrator. Jerry has served as a prosecutor, initiator, and chairperson in many disciplinary inquiries.

Jerry’s practice is centred largely on advising corporate and public sector clients on various aspects of employment law, which include but not limited to, effective collective bargaining, fair employment policies and practices, effective management of strikes, review of arbitration awards and/or judgments, rescission of default arbitration awards and/or judgments, management and implementation of restructuring exercises, retrenchments, conducting investigations, conducting disciplinary inquiries, managing fair dismissals, effective management of industrial relations, effective management of litigious matters, urgent applications, restraints of trade, and training of managers and inhouse lawyers.

Jerry is a member of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and has served as an Executive Committee member, and as Deputy President, of the Gauteng Chapter.

Jerry has been appointed as an Acting Judge of the Labour Court in 2016.

Jerry has served as Non-Executive Director of several companies and has also served as a Trustee of several Trusts.

Experience

  • Advising at strategic and operational levels
  • Employment litigation and adjudication
  • Training and development
  • Investigations

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • B.Proc and LLB degrees from the University of the Western Cape.

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Overview

Jerry Kaapu is a Partner and Team Leader in our Employment and Benefits Practice in Johannesburg. Jerry was admitted as an attorney in 1998 and has been a Partner since 2001 specialising in employment law.

Jerry has represented a diversity of clients in litigation and private arbitrations at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), the Bargaining Councils, the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Courts. Jerry is a seasoned litigator and is also an accredited industrial relations trainer, mediator and arbitrator. Jerry has served as a prosecutor, initiator, and chairperson in many disciplinary inquiries.

Jerry’s practice is centred largely on advising corporate and public sector clients on various aspects of employment law, which include but not limited to, effective collective bargaining, fair employment policies and practices, effective management of strikes, review of arbitration awards and/or judgments, rescission of default arbitration awards and/or judgments, management and implementation of restructuring exercises, retrenchments, conducting investigations, conducting disciplinary inquiries, managing fair dismissals, effective management of industrial relations, effective management of litigious matters, urgent applications, restraints of trade, and training of managers and inhouse lawyers.

Jerry is a member of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and has served as an Executive Committee member, and as Deputy President, of the Gauteng Chapter.

Jerry has been appointed as an Acting Judge of the Labour Court in 2016.

Jerry has served as Non-Executive Director of several companies and has also served as a Trustee of several Trusts.

Experience

  • Advising at strategic and operational levels
  • Employment litigation and adjudication
  • Training and development
  • Investigations

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