Yulie Paizes

Yulie completed her LLB at the University of Cape Town in 1999. She was admitted to the School for Legal Practice in 2000 and completed her articles with Luitingh and Associates (Rondebosch) in 2001. She was admitted as an attorney in September 2001, and under the guidance of Mr Jan Luitingh, she specialised in family law and general litigation.

In August 2001, Yulie left Luitingh and Associates to pursue a career in Johannesburg. She then joined the black empowerment firm, Amos Khumalo Attorneys, where she practised in commercial drafting and general litigation. In August 2002, Yulie then commenced employment at Harty Rushmere Attorneys where she continued to gain experience in commercial drafting.

In May 2004, Yulie joined the firm of Levitt D’Arcy Herrman. Whilst in the employ of Levitt D’Arcy-Herrman, Yulie realised that her passion lies in family law. This led her to pursue her Master’s in Law (specialising in Family Law) in 2006. Her dissertation, The Position of Unmarried Fathers in South Africa, was subsequently published in August 2009.

Yulie has experience in commercial and corporate litigation and arbitrations, deceased estates including administrations of estates, commercial drafting, high court and magistrates court litigation. Yulie specialises in family law litigation, which includes divorce and maintenance, parental rights and responsibilities and drafting of settlement agreements and cohabitation agreements.

In September 2010 Yulie opened her own law firm, Paizes Attorneys, to provide her existing and new clients a more personalised service.