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My first month at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) has been outstanding. It has been characterised by insightful experiences, challenging transactions, mind-blowing practices of law, and inspiring colleagues and newfound mentors. My first month has challenged me to think out of the box and to adopt a more business centric worldview.
Kevin Kipchirchir, Trainee, NairobiRead full story
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Working at CDH is a thoroughly enriching experience and one which you'll look back on and think "Where has the time gone?". Another important tip I will impart is that, as a new CA, one should ask as many questions as you can. Firstly, because asking questions, no matter how obvious it may seem, will most likely streamline your approach to a task which will save you a lot of time. You should also ask as many questions as possible because this firm is filled with some of the foremost experts in their respective fields and asking questions is the best way to sponge off of them and learn as much as possible.
Dean Tennant, Candidate Attorney, JohannesburgRead full story
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.
Haafizah Khota, Associate, JohannesburgRead full story
CDH is a special law firm because it values and invests in its people. CDH has numerous continuous training programs that contribute to our development. We are always exposed to numerous opportunities of learning and sharpening our technical skills. This has greatly contributed to increasing our efficiency and the delivery of high quality legal services to our clients.
Christine Mugenyu, Senior Associate, NairobiRead full story
At CDH, we pride ourselves on having a different culture from other firms. We focus on our people and provide clients with legal expertise that entails a very clear understanding of their business needs. I encourage Candidate Attorneys to focus at the work at hand, seek advice and to have a positive attitude towards their fellow employees.
Mashudu Mphafudi, Practice Head, Finance & BankingRead full story
Working for CDH has given me the opportunity to grow a tremendous amount both personally and professionally. I have had a platform to hone my drafting skills and learn by observation how senior lawyers negotiate complex deals, and how to manage transactional workflow. The most surprising part about being a CA was how quickly your professional network expands through working and growing alongside your fellow CA's.
Carmin Jansen Van Vuuren, Associate, Cape TownRead full story