MEET THE TEAM

Our team of lawyers in Cape Town is a diverse and dynamic group that includes a pair of directors, an enthusiastic associate, a promising candidate, and a diligent administrator. This blend of talent and expertise creates a welcoming environment, fostering collaboration and productivity within the team.

Kyle Ernstzen

Founder, business manager, & cryptocurrency advisor.

Kyle brings a decade of business management experience to our team of lawyers in Cape Town. He began his entrepreneurial career in microfinance and later moved into transportation and security, and now he is settling down with a lifelong career in law.

He prides himself on the business management and strategies of the firm. Kyle is well versed in the cryptocurrency industry and the regulatory aspects of financial markets. Most recently, he has had the opportunity to work alongside counsel on the MTI Ponzi scheme, the largest in Africa to date. Since entering the space in early 2016, he has leveraged blockchain technology and cryptocurrency to drive innovation and efficiency in his personal life and the lives of others.

Dominique Dirks

Director, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

She has extensive experience in many areas of legal practice that relate to general litigation, with a specific focus on evictions, family law, debt recovery, local government disputes, contractual disputes, banking litigation, and foreclosures.

Her experience in the fraternity has given her the pleasure of lecturing credit management students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the areas of the National Credit Act and Consumer Protection Act.

She is a sharp negotiator, a swift and relentless litigator, and a meticulous attorney. Her career has taught her interpersonal skills and compassion, which sets her apart from most

Shanya Hemraj

Associate

Shanya completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, graduating with the highest results in Criminal law and as an honorary student of the Golden Key Honour Society.

She has extensive exposure to general litigation, specifically family, criminal, and civil law disputes.

Her experience in the legal profession has honed her talents in legal drafting and research. She has a history of being committed to achieving client satisfaction through methods of productive and effective teamwork.

Narriman Higgins

Associate Designate

Narriman holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with 23 distinctions, securing a spot on The Dean’s List. Additionally, she has an Advanced Diploma in Estate and Financial Planning, showcasing her dedication to holistic estate planning. At Dirks Attorneys, she seamlessly manages the administration of deceased estates. As a Certificated Associate of the Institute of Bankers or (C.A.I.B.), her mastery of Banking and Labour Law makes her a driving force in the firm’s success.

As a true advocate for fairness, Narriman actively engages in mediation and fearlessly handles cases submitted to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration in the financial services industry.

Her professional expertise extends beyond legal domains. She is a motivational speaker on entrepreneurship, captivating audiences with insights gained from her personal experiences. As a university student mentor and graduate of the University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science Management Program, Narriman’s multifaceted background in general business management brings a unique perspective to the team. She is always ready to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals.

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