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Specialist Employment Law Attorneys

solomonholmes are specialists in employment law. Focusing exclusively on this area of practice our attorneys have an in depth knowledge of their field and provide practical, efficient solutions to clients


Professionals in Employment Law

About Us

Solomonholmes are a specialist firm of attorneys offering advice in employment law across all sectors of the economy – from mining to tourism, agriculture to IT, government, parastatals and NGO’s.

At solomonholmes, we believe that in a complex regulatory environment such as South Africa, employers require advice from specialist attorneys who not only have an in-depth knowledge of their field, but are able to provide practical and efficient solutions to every day operational issues. We offer our clients the benefit of a full service employment law practice ranging from restraints of trade to wage negotiations, strike management to dismissal procedures – see our services for more information.

As such you will find that the attorneys at solomonholmes have all had substantial experience in the practical application of employment law. We understand the rigours of the workplace and are able to provide solutions to fit your changing needs. Labour and employment issues can often prove disruptive to the conduct of normal business and at solomonholmes we strive to ensure our clients arrive at an effective resolution with minimum interruption to operations.

Whatever kind of employer you are we will be able to assist. If you have an enquiry or need to know more about our services please contact us.


Anthony Solomon

On completing his articles in 1990 Anthony specialised in Employment Law and was a practising attorney for ten years. He then joined a listed entity in the food manufacturing sector, with a complex, large and highly unionised workforce. As a Director Anthony was instrumental in initiating a major restructuring of the Company including positive changes to the relationship between Management and Union leaders. He gained invaluable experience in workforce restructuring, retrenchments, strike action and closures. Anthony returned to private practise in 2011 where his ongoing corporate exposure and legal expertise make him the ideal consultant, providing practical solutions to a company’s Employment Law and Employee Relations requirements. Anthony is an accredited mediator.

Kathleen Holmes B.Soc.Sci. LLB

Kathleen is a practising attorney with over 22 years experience. She completed her articles specialising in Employment Law and joined the legal division of Gold Fields Limited. During this time she gained valuable exposure in Industrial Relations within the mining sector. Her area of expertise includes advice on individual dismissals, representations at the CCMA and the Labour Courts, collective agreements, Unions, strike management, policy work and training and development.

Gugulethu Mthalane

Gugu specialised in employment law on entering private practise in 2005. Working for a number of specialist employment lawyers she gained comprehensive cross sectoral experience advising clients in both the public and private sector. Gugu joined solomonholmes in September 2013 and was admitted as a partner in 2017. Gugu ‘s expertise covers all aspects of labour law advising clients on matters such as dismissals, poor work performance, grievances, strikes, wage negotiations and retrenchments. She also drafts various agreements from contracts of employment to settlement agreements as well as policy and procedure documents. In addition Gugu has specialised in managing review applications in the Labour Court.

Theresa Achada

Theresa lectured law for two years at Rhodes University before entering private practice. Since being admitted as an attorney in 2005, she has practiced exclusively in the field of employment law. Theresa has a wide range of expertise and advises multinational companies, South African corporate employers, and executive and senior employees extensively on a broad range of labour law related issues. These include employment consequences of commercial transactions as well as restructurings, dismissals, employment contracts, HR policies and procedures. Theresa also offers training services to her clients and is a member of The South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW).

Candidate Attorneys

Luvuyo Nowalaza BA. LLB.

Luvuyo Nowalaza obtained his BA and LLB degrees at Wits University in 2007 and 2010 respectively. After obtaining his LLB degree, he joined the Labour Court where he worked with various senior Judges at the Labour Appeal Court until he was assigned to work with Judge Lagrange, Labour Court permanent Judge in 2011. While working with Judge Lagrange, he also worked with various permanent and acting judges.

Mr Nowalaza was also appointed to be the member of the Legal Committee of the Reserve Force Council until he was appointed as its Chairman in July 2017. He has represented the Committee at the Confederation of International Reserve Officers (CIOR) conferences in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Bulgaria.
He left the Labour Court after working for the Office of the Chief Justice for 9 years to do his articles with solomonholmes attorneys, a specialist employment law firm.

Nombulelo Myeni BA. LLB.

Nombulelo Myeni is a candidate attorney, having completed her BA degree in 2015 and her LLB degree in 2017 at Rhodes University. She joined solomonholmes Attorneys in January 2018.

Bonolo Mafa LLB.

Bonolo Mafa is a candidate attorney, having completed her LLB degree in 2017 at Nelson Mandela University. She joined SolomonHolmes Attorneys in December 2018.

Pro Bono work

We recognise that access to the justice system is often far beyond the reach of many in South Africa. As a member of the South African Society for Labour Law, solomonholmes provide their services free of charge offering advisory and legal services to those who would otherwise not have access to justice. To this end we commit our expertise and time to assist those in need to obtain legal redress in the workplace.


Our BEE Credentials

We are firmly committed to the principles of Black Economic Empowerment and have a level 4 BEE scorecard rating. We see BEE as being essential to the process of wealth creation for all South Africans and as a platform for the future stability of the country. To this end we actively pursue policies that will bring about meaningful transformation for the people we employ and the wider community in which we operate.


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