Haafizah Khota

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

University of the Witwatersrand

Haafizah Khota

How did you know CDH was the right environment for you?

I was drawn to CDH's reputation for providing high-quality, client-focused legal services, and its collaborative and supportive work environment. I knew that it would be the right environment for me as I have a strong interest in corporate and commercial law, and I am passionate about making a meaningful contribution to our clients' success.

Why did you choose to practise in Corporate and Commercial practice?

I chose to practice in the corporate and commercial field because it offers a dynamic and challenging environment, where I can use my legal knowledge and skills to help businesses navigate complex transactions and legal issues. I find it particularly fulfilling to be able to assist clients in achieving their business objectives and helping them grow.

What advice would you give to a new CA?

My advice to a new CA would be to stay focused on their goals, maintain a positive attitude, and continuously seek out opportunities for learning and growth. It's important to be proactive and take ownership of your professional development, and to seek out mentors and role models who can provide guidance and support along the way.

In my downtime I…

In my downtime, I enjoy a variety of activities that allow me to unwind and recharge. Some of my favourite pastimes include reading, staying active, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family and traveling to new destinations whenever I get the chance. Overall, my downtime is a precious opportunity for me to relax, reflect, and recharge, and I try to make the most of it whenever I can.

Recommended read…

"The Last Don" by Mario Puzo. This is for anyone who enjoys crime fiction. With an intricate plot, richly drawn characters, and vivid portrayal of the Mafia lifestyle it makes for a fascinating read after a long day of reviewing contracts. 

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