Pierre Naude is a litigation lawyer. He is specialises in aviation law, insurance, litigation and dispute resolution.
His practice has strong emphasis on aviation law including aviation insurance. His client base covers a significant proportion of local insurance companies based in the RSA as well as abroad. He is currently involved in a number of matters relating to liability issues pursuant to aircraft accidents in Southern Africa.
He lectures on a regular basis on a variety of aviation subjects, including offering the first semi fulltime aviation course at university level in South Africa (RAU). He has acted as guest speaker for the South African Insurance Association on a variety of aviation matters. He has delivered papers at various seminars including the Second International Aviation Safety Seminar, Namibia and the first IACO Conference in RSA. He has sat on Boards of Enquiry convened by the Division of Civil Aviation and has acted for clients involved in the Helderberg disaster. He has written various articles dealing with a variety of subjects pertaining to aviation law which have been published mostly in “Air News” as well as Cover Magazine. Over the years he has attended various aviation courses both in the RSA and abroad. Some years back served as Commissioner in the Small Claims Court Johannesburg.
Pierre holds a BA and LLB (WITS: 1970) and held a PPL (Private Pilots Licence), 1980. He served as Public Prosecutor for the Department of Justice during 1971. He joined us as an articled clerk in 1972 and was admitted as an attorney in 1974. He was made a partner that same year. At an early stage he became exposed to aviation law and developed interest in this specialised legal field. He is currently a senior litigation lawyer and is based in Sandton. He is also admitted to practise in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.