Jade graduated amongst the top of her class with an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she was awarded numerous academic prizes. Jade attended the University of Oxford, where she completed the BCL degree (with merit) as a Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust and Chevening Scholarship recipient. Growing up in a post-apartheid South Africa and being the descendant of Holocaust survivors instilled a commitment to justice, freedom and equality.
Upon being admitted as an Attorney and completing a training contract in the banking and finance division of ENS Inc., the largest law firm in Africa, Jade chose to leave corporate practice to assist various non-profit organisations. She gained invaluable experience in entrepreneurship, womXn’s empowerment and skills development. During this time, she also qualified as a Notary Public and Mediator. Focusing on promoting and honouring the rule of law, Jade worked at the Helen Suzman Foundation NPO and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London.
A highlight of Jade’s career is serving as the Law Clerk for Chief Justice Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court, the apex court in the South African judicial system.
At Pogust Goodhead, Jade works with a dedicated and passionate team on the Emissions cases in pursuit of holding vehicle manufacturers accountable for their environmental impact. Jade enjoys writing for law journals and volunteering with various empowerment projects and people around the globe because ‘every deed matters’.
‘By three things is the world sustained: law, truth and peace.’
Areas of Expertise
Diesel Emissions claims
CSR and business development
Bachelor of Law (LLB) with distinction (3rd out of 306) – University of the Witwatersrand
Notary Public – Law Society of South Africa
Mediator – NABFAM (National Accredited Board for Family Mediators)
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Merit (Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust and Chevening Scholar) – University of Oxford
Diploma in Organisational Leadership (DipOL) – University of Oxford
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