Who We Are
About the firm
LHL is a boutique law firm that develops only the best talent. Our team of skilled lawyers and professionals have successfully resolved thousands of cases for our clients worth hundreds of millions of rands. Confident in our litigation abilities, our team of lawyers and professionals welcome challenging cases, and with a wealth of experience in complex litigation, LHL has the necessary skills and commitment to ensure the best possible outcome for its clients’ cases.
In the corporate legal services sphere, our team of professionals have advised some of Africa’s most prominent companies in a wide array of corporate and commercial matters. From regulatory advice, contractual arrangements, and empowerment requirements, to corporate structuring and JSE listing requirements, LHL has a wealth of experience backed up by attorneys who are comparable to the best among their peers in South Africa.
At LHL we also understand the rapidly changing legal services industry and the unique considerations required in a climate of exponential technological advancement, making us an obvious legal partner for businesses in the tech and other disruptive spaces.
Meet Our Team
Colin LundellBA LLB – Natal University
With over 30 years’ experience, Colin has significant expertise in insurance law, having worked at Munich Re-Insurance, one of South Africa’s largest re-insurance companies. Colin is also sought after legal counsel in the field of personal injury law and represents clients who have sustained catastrophic neck, brain and other types of personal injury cases.
Fluent in English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans, Colin is uniquely placed to service people from South Africa’s diverse backgrounds. Colin has earned the respect of many clients due to his loyalty, dedication and commitment to his work, and his ability to resolve his clients’ matters favourably, whether at the boardroom table or in court.
Rabia HassanBProc. LLB – WITS
Rabia has a broad range of experience in various fields of High Court litigation, personal injury law and in wills and estate planning. Throughout her legal career, which spans over 30 years, Rabia has gained a reputation for being a clinically precise, result-driven and approachable attorney.
Rabia has particular expertise in catastrophic personal injury cases, and is sought after legal counsel in the area of child brain and spinal-cord injuries. Rabia has also built a thriving practice in the area of property-related matters and disputes where real estate is a central aspect of the dispute. Rabia has been described by many of her colleagues and clients as determined, methodical, resilient and approachable.
Zunaid LundellBA, BA (Hons) (cum laude), LLB (cum laude), Cert. Advanced Company Law – WITS
Zunaid graduated among the top 10 law graduates at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2013 and served articles at one of South Africa's top tier business law firms, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc., where he gained legal experience in fields such as general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, financial regulatory law and general High Court litigation.
At Cliffe Dekker, Zunaid worked as an associate with one of South Africa’s most respected mergers and acquisitions attorneys, Johan Latsky, and with South Africa’s preeminent corporate mining lawyer, Allan Reid. Since joining LHL Attorneys, Zunaid has acted as a corporate and commercial legal consultant in several transactions.
Zunaid currently serves as a director on the boards of the Brightest Young Minds NPC, an entrepreneurship aggregator, FWJK Cape Town (Pty) Ltd, a property development company and is a senior committee member of the Wits Mentorship Programme. Zunaid is fluent in English and conversant in Afrikaans, IsiZulu and German.
Zain Lundell *BA, BA (Hons) (cum laude) - WITS. Juris Doctor – University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Cert. Medical Law (cum laude) – LEAD
* Canadian Attorney, admitted in terms of Canadian Law
Zain received his law degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where his studies focused on complex and class action litigation. A top 10 law school in the world, UofT Law is renowned for its class action program.
After law school, Zain worked at Kim Spencer McPhee (previously Kim Orr Barristers), Canada's preeminent complex and class action litigation boutique, where he worked closely with some of North America's finest class action litigators, including Won Kim and Michael Spencer.
Prior to joining LHL, Zain worked on high value complex commercial litigation claims, and on a variety of billion-dollar class action cases spanning various areas of law.
Zain is known for his ability successfully navigate complex cases and is also well versed in litigation funding, and advises LHL on intelligent and novel ways to fund complex and high value litigation.
Zain is passionate about social justice and the inclusive development of South Africa, and uses his litigation skills to champion the rights of the underprivileged and marginalised, including the rights of previously disadvantaged communities, women and children.
Zanele KubhekaBA, LLB - WITS
Zanele studied towards a Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and graduated in 2009, majoring in International Relations and Political Studies. In 2009 she began her LLB Degree at the same institution, and graduated in 2013. After completing her LLB she began serving her articles at LHL Attorneys Inc., where she gained skills in personal injury and civil litigation, divorce matters and estates.
Since starting with LHL, Zanele has accumulated a substantial amount of experience in personal injury and civil litigation matters and is energetic and passionate about the law and the services we offer our clients. Zanele has the ability to take on large volumes of work and interact favourably with colleagues.
Zanele is fluent in English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, IsiNdebele, SiSwati, Sestwana and Sesotho. The development of women is important to Zanele, and much of her work is focused on the representation of women in civil litigation matters.
Serisha HariramLLB – University of the Free State
Serisha received her LLB from the University of the Free State in 2016 and thereafter began serving her articles at LHL Attorneys Inc., where she has gained practical experience in corporate and commercial law, personal injury claims and general high court litigation. Prior to joining LHL, Serisha was actively involved LEAD’S social outreach programme and volunteered at the Wits Law Clinic.
Serisha is passionate about equitable treatment, assisting clients to attain justice and the overall development of South Africa through social justice, and is fluent in English and conversant in Afrikaans.
Priscilla Ntaka, Sipho Miya and Maswazi TshabalalaLegal Administrative Staff
Priscilla, Sipho and Maswazi are part of the fabric of the firm and combined have been with the firm for over 14 years. All three are essential in ensuring that our personal injury matters run smoothly and reach finalisation.