Let’s Meet Our Team of Professionals

Francois Slabber

Attorney and Sole Director of the Firm

Obtained his B.Comm Law Degree from the University of Stellenbosch (US) in December 2004. He also holds a post LLB degree which he obtained from the University of Stellenbosch in March 2006. He has five years post-articles experience as a civil litigation lawyer and specializes in debt collection. He is currently the sole director of Esterhuyze Incorporated and acts as a Commissioner for the Small Claims Court in which he presides over small claim cases.

Shari Stander

Attorney and Conveyancer – Office Manager (Tygervalley Branch)

Started working at a law firm as a conveyancing secretary in 2004 while completing her LLB degree with a specialization in medical law through the University of South Africa. Although she does not actively practice medical law her knowledge on forensic medicine have been of great assistance in criminal matters. 

Shari has experience in various branches of the law and have drafted numerous High Court pleadings as well as assisted with the drafting of seminar material presented by LEAD.  Shari now manages the Tygervalley Branch while being most content when she can personally attend to legal matters.

Leanda van Deventer


Matriculated in 2002 at Montana High School in Worcester. Where after she travelled through South Africa to broaden her horizons. In 2003 she started studying towards her degree in psychology but soon realized that her passion was in law and therefore proceeded to obtain her LLB degree through the University of South Africa in 2011.

Leanda is now a practicing attorney who specializes in criminal and family law, but take delight in participating in all matters of law.

Danie Krynauw

Candidate Attorney & Office Manager (Worcester Branch)

From 1987 to 1990, merely two years after completing matric he held the position of prosecutor at the Department of Correctional Services. From 1994 to 2000 he further acted as conciliator and arbitrator for the CCMA. In 2000 he started his own debt collection agency and has managed staff in excess of 450 people.  

Danie is currently busy with his LLB degree and with his extensive experience and business acumen his contribution to the firm has been above those of his peers.

Elzana Haggard

Candidate Attorney

Has been employed by Esterhuyze Attorneys since February 2011 as a collection secretary. However due to Elzana’s passion for the South African legal system, she enrolled for her LLB degree during June 2013 and is currently doing her articles whilst completing her studies.

Her experience as a collection secretary has proven to be invaluable when attending to civil litigation. However she strives to become a prosecutor upon completion of her LLB degree and as such enjoys assisting in criminal matters.

Werner Boucher

Candidate Attorney

Recently completed his LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch (2013) and is currently busy completing his two years articles of clerkship.

Werner is looking forward to gaining more experience in criminal law as he intends to apply for his Master’s Degree in Criminal Law as soon as he has gained enough practical experience to deliver a thesis which significantly contributes to the understanding and application of criminal law.