OUR PRACTICE

At Welman and Bloem Incorporated we strive to achieve results that exceed expectations through our dedication to our clients, being accessible, efficient, and responsive. We are oriented toward growth and strive for excellence in the legal services field with the continued support and belief of our clients

We are specialists in General Litigation, Employment Law and in partnering with companies in the correct planning of Human Resources and Labour Relations practices in both commercial and industrial sectors.

Our company is a product of an incorporation with Welman Attorneys in early 2016, with an array of clients including:

  • Corporate Clients like Tshwane University of Technology, Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission and The SA Medical Association
  • Employees and employers
  • Members of the public

We have a level 4 BEE rating, which is currently a minimum requirement with certain corporate clients.

OUR VISION

We strive to be a pre-eminent law firm, by consistently delivering highly skilled, ethical and professional legal representation to our clients, for a reasonable fee. Our entire organization endeavors to exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of service.

OUR CORE VALUES

We strive to be a pre-eminent law firm, by consistently delivering highly skilled, ethical and professional legal representation to our clients, for a reasonable fee. Our entire organization endeavors to exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of service

OUR TEAM

Our Co-Founders, Directors and Management Team are James Welman and Jaques Bloem, two admitted Attorneys with the Right of Appearance in the High Court. Both James and Jaques are personally involved in matters handled by the firm, providing a personal and professional approach to all clients. The remainder of our team is made up of Candidate Attorneys to the Directors, Chris Pio, and Secretary to the Directors, Refilwe Motale. Click on the names below to find out more.

James Welman

James is an admitted Attorney who obtained his LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. His passion for his profession is evident from his dealings with his clients.

With over ten years experience as a labour specialist, James is personally involved in labour matters handled by Welman & Bloem Incorporated. He offers a fully comprehensive, value-add service to clients; dealing with labour related issues ranging from planning to dispute resolution and serving the needs of employers and employees alike.

Whether your matter involves a bargaining council, the CCMA or the Labour Court, James will guide and assist you every step of the way.

Jaques Bloem

Jaques Bloem is an Employment Law and Litigation Lawyer who obtained his BA. Law degree from the University of Pretoria and his LLB degree from UNISA. He further obtained a Certificate in Sports Law and has successfully completed with cum laude, a Certificate in Advanced Labour Law at the University of Pretoria.

Jaques deals mostly with the individual clients of Welman and Bloem Incorporated such as unfair dismissal cases, liquidation and sequestration, contractual, maintenance and divorce matters.

Areas of Expertise

Company law, Medical Malpractice Law, the Firearms Control Act, Sports Law, General Litigation, and Employment Law.

Chris Pio

Chris has registered a five year Article Contract with the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and successfully completed Cum Laude, an Advanced Labour Law Diploma at UNISA. He reports to both Directors and is gaining experience in both Employment Law and General Litigation.

Refilwe Motale

Refilwe Motale is the much-valued face of our business – the person who greets you and ensures your matter is attended to urgently. She maintains an organised and efficient work area as she supports the case load of the two directors and always assists clients with a smile, willing to help out wherever she can.

Ingrid Meyer

Ingrid Meyer is a Credit Law and Litigation Lawyer who obtained her LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney in 2016.

Ingrid specialises in commercial and general litigation, credit law matters, personal injury claims, insurance law and works extensively with the credit bureaus relating to blacklisting clearances and other credit and account disputes.

Areas of Expertise

Credit Law, Commercial litigation, General litigation, Personal Injury and credit bureau queries and consumer disputes

Elmone Van Niekerk

Elmoné has registered a two year article contract with the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and has obtained both her BA and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria.

Elmoné reports to both Directors and is gaining experience in Credit Law, Employment Law and General Litigation.

OUR TEAM

Our Co-Founders, Directors and Management Team are James Welman and Jaques Bloem, two admitted Attorneys with the Right of Appearance in the High Court. Both James and Jaques are personally involved in matters handled by the firm, providing a personal and professional approach to all clients. The remainder of our team is made up of Candidate Attorneys to the Directors, Chris Pio, and Secretary to the Directors, Refilwe Motale. Click on the names below to find out more.

James Welman

James is an admitted Attorney who obtained his LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. His passion for his profession is evident from his dealings with his clients.

With over ten years experience as a labour specialist, James is personally involved in labour matters handled by Welman & Bloem Incorporated. He offers a fully comprehensive, value-add service to clients; dealing with labour related issues ranging from planning to dispute resolution and serving the needs of employers and employees alike.

Whether your matter involves a bargaining council, the CCMA or the Labour Court, James will guide and assist you every step of the way.

Jaques Bloem

Jaques Bloem is an Employment Law and Litigation Lawyer who obtained his BA. Law degree from the University of Pretoria and his LLB degree from UNISA. He further obtained a Certificate in Sports Law from the University of Pretoria.

Jaques deals mostly with the individual clients of Welman and Bloem Incorporated such as unfair dismissal cases, liquidation and sequestration, contractual, maintenance and divorce matters.

Areas of Expertise
The Firearms Control Act, Sports Law, General Litigation and Employment Law.

Chris Pio

Chris has registered a five year Article Contract with the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and successfully completed Cum Laude, an Advanced Labour Law Diploma at UNISA. He reports to both Directors and is gaining experience in both Employment Law and General Litigation.

Refilwe Motale

Refilwe Motale is the much-valued face of our business – the person who greets you and ensures your matter is attended to urgently. She maintains an organised and efficient work area as she supports the case load of the two directors and always assists clients with a smile, willing to help out wherever she can.

Ingrid Meyer

Ingrid Meyer is a Credit Law and Litigation Lawyer who obtained her LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney in 2016.

Ingrid specialises in commercial and general litigation, credit law matters, personal injury claims, insurance law and works extensively with the credit bureaus relating to blacklisting clearances and other credit and account disputes.

Areas of Expertise

Credit Law, Commercial litigation, General litigation, Personal Injury and credit bureau queries and consumer disputes

Elmone Van Niekerk

Elmoné has registered a two year article contract with the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and has obtained both her BA and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria.

Elmoné reports to both Directors and is gaining experience in Credit Law, Employment Law and General Litigation.