Candidate Attorney Program

At Norton Rose Fulbright, we have lawyers specialising in almost every field of law, exposing our Candidate Attorneys to the full spectrum of opportunities on offer. As a Candidate Attorney you'll be challenged with tasks and legal issues by industry professionals, enhancing your analytical thinking and introducing you to some of the demands of our profession. You'll also be given the best practical and hands-on training in the practice of corporate, commercial and other areas of law by some of the finest minds in the field. On joining our firm, our Candidate Attorney Induction Program will assist you in making your transition from student to work life as easy as possible, so you can focus on learning and growing in your exciting career.

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Seat Opportunities

Norton Rose Fulbright offers bi-annual seat opportunities which allows our Candidate Attorneys the opportunity to experience a variety of legal disciplines.

How it works

As a Candidate Attorney you can expect to spend at least one six-month seat in a litigation practice and another in a commercial practice. The balance of your articles will be spread across various practice groups. Our aim is to train you as widely as possible during your two years of articles.

Our Teams

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • General Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Interest
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping
  • Tax

Knowledge, Learning and Development

The training you receive as a Candidate Attorney is only the beginning of your learning and development with us. We offer a number of programs designed to help you enhance your legal and business skills over the course of your career. You'll attend our International Academies, as well as single and multi-day skills programs designed specifically for our lawyers to address topics such as business development, team working and project management - skills necessary to be a top-class lawyer and business person.

Lawyers from different offices attend the academies together, allowing you to develop relationships with colleagues from various locations and practice areas. We also offer shorter skills sessions on topics such as being an outstanding presenter, persuading and influencing for success and managing upwards.

Legal teams provide regular training for lawyers at all levels. Sessions range from Banking and Corporate foundation programs to ongoing updates on legal developments across our practice areas.

Practical Legal Training

We offer an in-house Practical Learning Training program at our Johannesburg office. Our courses are designed to allow Candidate Attorneys the benefit of personal attention. The program’s lecturers are chosen because they are the best in their fields, and the training they provide will ensure that our Candidate Attorneys are suitably prepared for their board exams.

Candidate Attorney Committee

Our recruitment committee is made up of practicing directors in the firm. They are tasked with selecting the best candidates and looking after them in the two-year period of articles. Meet the directors on our committee.

Meet some of our Candidate Attorneys

Click on each Candidate Attorney's photo to find out a bit more about them.

Johannesburg 2018

Amara Shoaib-Iqbal Avivi Hoekstra Azola Futshane Mabuza Ntombenhle Matthew Foster Mbali Msimang Nkululeko Tselane Nomazizi Dhlamini Ntokoza Mbonani Ntokozo Ngubane
Paulette Khumalo Phatu Rambau Relebohile Phoofolo Summervan Haght Tlami Matshego Vivia Spies Xongotelo Chabalala (Xonky)

Durban 2018

Jenine Naidu Karmen Winfred Mbali Mbunda Siyabonga Mathe

Cape Town 2018

Claire Kotze

Johannesburg 2017

Adriaan Louw Alan Bryson Alice Haddon Amina Yuda Edgar Mathebula Fezeka Ntsanwisi Katleho Serobe Lisa Ellefsen Lolly Beja Nicole Goate
Nonkululeko Sibanyoni Raeesa Seedat Raphael Chitambira Refilwe Ross Sabeeha Kathrada Sarah Forshaw Thandeka Diremelo Tshego Rammutla Vishana Makan

Durban 2017

Fezeka Mbatha Hannah Taylor Mandisa Duma Yasmine Allen

Cape Town 2017

Avayaik Gray Isaac Maregele Kaede Wildschut Laura Macfarlane Mayizuke Nciya Nikita Kekana Rukshana Parker Seani Ramabulana

Tanzania 2017

Dianajulieth Mwakasisi