We understand the importance of delivering top-quality service to all our clients.


That is why the professional team at VHI Attorneys endlessly aim to ensure that our clients’ needs are met through the provision of legal services.

Not only do we recognize the importance of service delivery, but we continuously strive to maintain and improve service levels in order to provide the best litigation and conveyance experience for our wide and diverse range of clients.

Integrity, accountability, communication and excellence are the four key standards that define our work. We are committed to the timely, accurate, competent, honest and courteous practice of law, with everyone in our organization remaining accountable.




We head hunt and employ only the most highly skilled personnel since we believe that with motivation, skill and experience we will achieve success.


We conduct regular in-house training and encourage our staff to attend various courses to enhance their service delivery and productivity.


We know that an informed customer is a satisfied customer and we choose to practice what we preach.



Willem van Heerden


Admitted as an attorney in 1995 - is the founder of VHI Attorneys.

Apart from consulting at and managing the firm, he specializes 
in commercial litigation with a specific preference for litigation relating to the National Credit Act and Insolvency Law.

He has a well-established department specializing in recovery of assets for various Commercial Banks and other Credit Providers.

He furthermore attends to various commercial transactions on behalf of Banks and Corporate Entities and has a separate department attending to Bond and Transfer Registrations.

Professor Corlia van Heerden


Admitted as an attorney in 1993. She practised for 10 years before returning to the academic world.

She is currently practising as an attorney and conveyancer, and is also a Professor in Banking Law at the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria where she lectures on the National Credit Act, the Consumer Protection Act, the Insolvency Act and the Competition Act and various aspects of Banking Law.


She holds a doctorate in Law of Civil Procedure and has many years of practical experience. She has been a consultant of the firm since it was first established, is also a director on our board and advises the firm on relevant issues of law.


Professor van Heerden is a co-author of the Guide to the National Credit Act (Lexis Nexis 2008) and is widely regarded as an expert in all matters relating to the National Credit Act and The Consumer Protection Act.

Pierre Griffioen

Admitted as an attorney in 2001 and joined the firm as a director during 2002. He manages 

the commercial department and specializes in property  developments and the registration of transfers and bonds. He is also a conveyancer and notary.

Frikkie Groenewald

Admitted as an attorney in 2002 and became a director in 2002.  He has since obtained a diploma in Advanced Labour Law with his area of practice being High Court and Magistrates Court litigation, foreclosures, family law and third party claims. He heads the Foreclosure Litigation Department.

Wayne O’Reilly

Admitted as an attorney in 2010 and joined the firm in 2009. 

He is head of our Debt Review Department. He furthermore handles asset recovery litigation and commercial High and Magistrate Court litigation with a specific focus on the National Credit Act. He furthermore attends to Family Law and Insolvency related matters whilst having significant experience 

in opposing business rescue proceedings.





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Email: info@vhi-attorneys.co.za

Tel:  +27 (0) 12 430 6600


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Email: info@vhi-attorneys.co.za

Tel:  +27 (0) 12 430 6600


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