SHAKIRA CHETTY (Partner at: Goodway & Buck)
High School : Nilgiri Secondary (Mariannhill)
University : University of Natal (Durban): Baccalaureus Procurationis (B. Proc)
Admitted as an Attorney : 5 May 2000
Admitted as a Conveyancer : 13 September 2002
Admitted to Appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court and Constitutional Court : 8 September 2007
Trained Divorce Mediator : Law Society of South Africa (March 2010)
Shakira believes that parties may find that mediation may assist by swiftly resolving their matter in its entirety or even in part. Shakira has over ten (10) years experience in a wide range of complex legal matters and practices as a Partner at Goodway & Buck in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
A) Divorce Mediation:
This category of service places Shakira in a new, passive and unbiased position. Shakira has a true passion for this work and has acquired the necessary skills training with the view to expanding this department when Sections 33 and 34 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005 and the Regulations are promulgated. The legal effect will be that mediation in divorce matters involving minor children will become compulsory. Divorce Mediation supplements, rather than supplants, court adjudication. Shakira is willing, able and available to mediate at all times.
B) Commercial Law:
Shakira has represented the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Mercantile Bank Limited in large volumes ofCommercial Litigation in both the Magistrates’ Courts as well as the High Court of South Africa.
Shakira is the Conveyancer and is involved as the representative of the Property Section of the firm on a daily basis. The bulk of our conveyancing instructions have been received from Nedbank for over
twenty five (25) years and our relationship with the bank is one of a professional and personal nature.
D) Social Assistance:
Despite her busy practice she has also been extensively involved in assisting indigent citizens in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court with their Social Welfare claims as well as claims against the Department of Home Affairs relating to problems with Identity, Birth and Death.
Shakira enjoys litigating and is also the Head of Civil Litigation supervising both the High
Court and Magistrates’ Court practices.
(031) 303 4606