About Us

Inspiration: Legal Practitioner Attorney 

André du Plessis

André founded DU PLESSIS BOLAND WELLINGTON Attorneys in 1998 in the Boland town of Wellington in the Western Cape and practiced under this name and style till end 2019.

The firm started out as a general practice.  It has soon grown into a well established name in the Western Cape Legal fraternity. Although independent from his practice, but from André's inspiration, his daughter found the firm DU PLESSIS BOLAND BELLVILLE Attorneys / Conveyancers, the footprint of DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.

André  is now in his retirement phase (officially retired as of 31 Dec 2019) and is not involved at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.  He remains our inspiration.

Legal Practitioner Attorney, Conveyancer, 

Solicitor in England & Wales: 

Michélle du Plessis

Michélle is an Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa as well as a registered Solicitor in England and Wales.  She founded DU PLESSIS BOLAND BELLVILLE Attorneys / Conveyancersin 2005 and now DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of FUTURAE Management Solutions GmbH situated in Switzerland.

Michélle holds a BA (Law), a LLB and a MSc in Business Administration with a Major in Business Development and Promotion (From the Lucerne School of Business, Luzern Switzerland).  She has more than 20 years of experience as a fierce and successful litigator, both in criminal and civil law. She has been responsible for successful verdicts in multiple murder cases, national tax fraud cases and high net value divorce cases. Although she specialized in complex, multi jurisdiction international commercial contract law, and international divorce law, she now focuses mainly on the convergence of complex and convoluted legal matters within the digital economy, such as the Blockchain and the Crypto world. She is also a legal expert in fiduciary and trust solutions, immigration, residency and citizenship.

Michélle is registered to practice as an Attorney and Conveyancer by the Legal Practice Council.  She is also a member the of the Crypto Valley situated in Zug Switzerland.  With her legal expertise and sound knowledge of multi jurisdiction contracts, the FUTURAE Group provides her with the unique platform within the world of complex legal and digital Business Solutions, smart contracts and business management advisory services.

Legal Practitioner Attorney: 

Riaan Pool

Riaan is an Attorney at DPB Attorneys/Conveyancers. In 2013 he completed his LLB-degree at the University of Stellenbosch.  After completing his 2-year articles at  DU PLESSIS BOLAND WELLINGTON Attorneys, he was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2016.  

Riaan’s practice areas include general Civil Litigation and matters concerning the National Credit Act. He has been working closely with Debt Counselors and Attorneys working on behalf of Banks and Credit Providers, as well as providing advice to Consumers in Debt Review and related matters. 

As of 1 October 2019, Riaan is practicing law at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.

Legal Practitioner Attorney: 

Tanja Viljoen

Tanja- graduated with the degrees BA LLB at the University of Stellenbosch in 2014 and 2016 respectively and completed her articles at DU PLESSIS BOLAND WELLINGTON Attorneys . 

Tanja was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa on the 3rd of May 2019. She currently practices in the fields of Debt Recovery, Debt Review and general Civil matters. She enjoys staying current and conquering challenges that the practice of law offers on a daily basis.

As of 1 October 2019, Tanja is practicing law at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.

Legal Practitioner Attorney: 

Marlien Beyers Nel

Marlien- is an admitted Attorney.  She completed the degree B.Com (Law) at the University of Pretoria in 1994 and in 1998 she completed her LLB-degree at the University of South Africa.   

After completing her 3- year articles at Haasbroek-Willemse Inc. in the OFS, Marlien was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1998.  She then practiced as a professional assistant at Neumann Van Rooyen Attorneys in the OFS.   

Marlien opened her own law firm under the name and style Beyers-Nel Attorneys in 2001 and practiced as Attorney until 2009, after which she left the legal industry to commence a career in the business world.   After 10 successful years as a business woman, Marlien opted to take up the legal profession again as an Attorney at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.

As of 1 January 2020, Marlien will be practicing law at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.

Candidate Legal Practitioner (Attorney) :   

Franco Meiring

Franco- graduated with a BA (Law) degree, majoring in Politics in 2017. Thereafter he obtained an LLB at the Nelson Mandela University in 2019. As of 1 January 202, he will be employed at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers as a Candidate Legal Practitioner (Attorney).

Franco enjoys pondering over every day problems and conjuring innovative, lasting solutions. He is a hands-on person who finds pleasure in helping others and learning in the process thereof

Debt Counsellor: Wanda du Plessis

Wanda -is a qualified Debt Counsellor.  She has been working as a Para-Legal for the past 35 years.  Her knowledge of the legal system and in depth knowledge of the Debt restructuring industry is in valuable.

Wanda is a qualified conveyancing Para-Legal and supports the firm's attorneys on all matters relating to conveyancing and debt restructuring.

Wanda will serve this firm as an advisor.

Human Capital and Talent Acquisition Strategist: Francois Scholtz

Francois- is a global Business Leader, leading Human Capital Management Executive and Entrepreneur with more than twenty-five years of expertise in the most competitive and dynamic talent markets across the globe, including Wall Street and Silicon Valley. His focus is on evolving transformational leadership teams, creating healthy digital corporate cultures to innovate, and to deploy innovate talent acquisition and management solutions that intersects with the latest megatrends, including cloud and blockchain solutions.

Francois completed his International Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and his undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial Psychology from the University of Johannesburg (formerly R.A.U.) in South Africa. Francois is a recognized global Human Capital Management industry thought leader, and has served as Guest Speaker at various conferences and heads DPB's Talent and Human Capital acquisitions.

Francois  serves this firm as an advisor.

Translations: Wolfgang Holbein

Wolfgang is a Sworn Translator for German and English.  

He is a skilled and reliable translator with the ability to translate written documents from a source language to a target language. 

Wolfgang has experience in German/English document translation and pay great attention to detail with excellent
work ethic.  His knowledge of the vocabulary in both German and English is extensive.

Wolfgang is registered as a Sworn Translator at the Western Cape High Court and the German Consulate. 

Wolfgang serves this firm as an independent translator.