It was during my final year of B Com that my love for the law began.
As part of my B Com I took Labour Law as a subject. I was exposed to case law and legal argument in the course and I instantly fell in love with it.
Specifically, I loved the manner in which a lawyer used the law to reason out a problem and formulate a legal argument distinguishing one case from another.
It drew me in and I relished my legal studies.
And, of course, my personality was attracted to a profession where there is a definitive winner.
One of my great passions in the law is the fact that if you keep digging you always find a solution.
This intense research appeals to me. I know that buried under many cases, opinions and thousands of pages of documents, is an answer I can find that many would not see.
Even to this day, after many years of legal study, research and practise, I still love assembling the research in an ordered fashion, delving deep into it, and emerging with a concrete legal argument that will guarantee a win.
I have found that law is never dull. Something new always crops up and you have to be prepared to deal with it immediately.
I began my LLB (Bachelor of Laws) in 1995.
I once again attained my LLB cum laude (with distinction).
But more than that. As a result of my intense need to be the best, when I qualified and attended my graduation ceremony, I was awarded the coveted UNISA medal for the 'Top LLB Graduate - 1998'.
The law is such an inspiration to me, that while completing my articles I started my LLM (Masters in Law).
Specialising is Company law, Insolvency and Liquidation Law and Insurance Law, I also achieved my LLM Cum Laude (with distinction).
I also took various non-degree courses on Competition law (incorporating Unlawful Competition) and the Law Pertaining to Electronic Commerce.