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Robyn is a dispute resolution associate in the Johannesburg office. 

Robyn has litigated and advised on commercial and insurance related matters including directors' and officers' liability, professional indemnity, public liability, product liability and personal injury. She has also assisted insurers in providing coverage advice.*

Robyn also has experience in international commercial disputes.* 


Robyn worked at an international insurance firm before and after she was admitted as an attorney in 2021. She joined Herbert Smith Freehills in May 2022.  
  • BA (Law and Politics): University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLB:  University of the Witwatersrand


Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • advising and acting on behalf of South Africa's largest ecommerce operator in legislative amendments affecting the e-commerce industry* 
  • acting for and defending the directors of a state-owned company in respect of allegations of a breach of a duty arising from an application by a creditor to have the company placed under business rescue proceedings*
  • providing policy coverage and legal liability advice to insurers*
  • defending the directors of a major clothing and retail company in respect of claims involving alleged reckless trading and breaches of the Companies Act 2008*
  • experience in eDiscovery in large investigations, document, and general data reviews* 

*Experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills