Cliff Timms (B. Proc.)

Cliff TimmsCliff was admitted as an attorney in 1999 and soon thereafter established the Cape Town office of De Vries Inc., where he built up a recognized legal practice specializing in personal injury and property law.  Prior to his admission Cliff had already gained vast experience in the field of personal injury law, initially whilst he was employed at the Road Accident Fund and thereafter upon joining De Vries (Sandton) Inc. in 1997 whereafter he continued to act as a panel attorney on behalf of the Road Accident Fund.

Since 1999 Cliff has acted on behalf of the victims of road accidents against the Road Accident Fund and generally on behalf of Plaintiffs against other tortfeasors in personal injury matters.

Cliff concentrates on litigation and specializes in personal injury and insurance law and has extensive experience in High Court litigation and arbitration.

Cliff was appointed as managing director of DSC Attorneys after the merger on 1 May 2004 and subsequently as chairman on 1 December 2010.

 

 

Kirstie Haslam (B.A., LL.B)

Kirstie HaslamKirstie completed her articles with Mostert and Bosman (Cape Town Partnership) and was admitted as an attorney in 1999 whereafter she was invited to stay on as a professional assistant in the general litigation department.  She joined Henry Shields Chiat, a specialist personal injury law firm, in 2000 and was promoted to associate in 2002.  Kirstie became a director of DSC Attorneys after the merger on 1 May 2004, in which capacity she was inter alia responsible for the oversight of all litigation within the firm.  Kirstie was appointed as managing director of DSC Attorneys on 1 December 2010.

Kirstie specializes in insurance and personal injury law, where she has had extensive experience conducting both High Court litigation and arbitrations in various jurisdictions, relating to actions against the Road Accident Fund as well as other common law personal injury claims, including medical malpractice litigation.  Kirstie frequently receives international referrals and has represented a number of clients from the United Kingdom as well as clients from Germany, Australia, Canada and the United States.

Kirstie has been heavily engaged for a number of years with the ongoing parliamentary process surrounding proposed amendments to the Road Accident Fund legislation.