Hanlie Visser (Director)

(B. Juris, LLB, BA, B Hons)

Hanlie obtained her BA Honours degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1981. After completing her studies she joined Military Intelligence. She resigned after securing a post as lecturer at the University of Namibia, Windhoek. In 1998 she completed the B Juris and LLB degree and was appointed by Gerhard Gous Attorneys, Stellenbosch where she completed her articles. At the end of October 2001 she was admitted as an attorney and shortly thereafter as a conveyancer. Her entrepreneurial skills, competence and ambition paved the way in starting her own law firm Hanlie Visser Attorneys. Her main focus is family and marriage law, litigation in both the Regional and High Court and conveyancing. Hanlie is extremely passionate about her work, performs it diligently and has established her as one of the most noted attorneys in the Helderberg area.

With more than 15 years of experience in divorce law she recently established a blog called “divorcetalk.” The blog mainly assists people dealing with divorce issues. It also focus on divorced women coming to terms with their new status of being single again.


Arno Visser (Associate Attorney)

(BAgric, LL.B, LLM in progress)

Arno grew up in Somerset West and matriculated at Somerset West Private School in 2007. In 2013 he completed his Degree in Viticulture & Oenology (Winemaking) at Elsenburg Agricultural College whereafter he attained his LLB (Law) Degree at the University of South Africa in 2018. Currently he is busy completing his Master’s Degree (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law with a focus on the impact that Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Plant Breeders’ Rights have on the South African Wine Industry. Arno was appointed as a Candidate Attorney in July 2014 at Hanlie Visser Attorneys and was admitted as an Attorney in the High Court of South Africa in August 2019. His hobbies include Garagiste Wine Making, Craft Beer Brewing and Golf.

His expertise include:

· Lease Agreements
Divorce Litigation
Maintenance Matters
Company Administration
Liquor Licenses
Wills & Deceased Estates

Lara-Maré Koegelenberg (Candidate Attorney)


Lara-Maré grew up in the small town of Moorreesburg and matriculated at Swartland High School in Malmesbury in 2014.
In 2015 she started her LLB (Law) Degree at the University of South Africa. She was appointed as a Candidate Attorney at Hanlie Visser Attorneys in February 2019 while she aims to finish her degree in 2019 and to be Admitted as an Attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2021.

Her expertise include:

· Lease Agreements
· Divorce Litigation
· Maintenance Matters
· Contracts
· Wills & Deceased Estates




Soanne Ferreira (Candidate Attorney)

(LLB (Pretoria), LLM (Stellenbosch)in progress)

Soanne grew up in Pretoria and matriculated at Menlopark Highschool in 2014.

Soanne started with her LLB at the University of Pretoria in 2015 and obtained her degree in 2018. She started with her LLM at the University of Stellenbosch in 2019 and she aims to finish her degree in July 2020. She was appointed as a Candidate Attorney at Hanlie Visser Attorneys in February 2020; her aim is to be admitted as an Attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2022.


Tersia Van Wyk (Secretary / Receptionist) 

Tersia supported Hanlie Visser Attorneys on a temporary basis when the firm started out small in 2005. She later became a permanent part of the HVA Team in 2013, employed as the firm’s Legal Secretary. Tersia performs her duties diligently and passionately and is widely respected for her loyalty to Hanlie Visser Attorneys over the years.

Franso Calitz (Bookkeeper) 

Franso matriculated at Zwaanswyk High in 1968 and obtained his BA degree in Psychology and History at the University of Stellenbosch in 1972. He taught at Fish Hoek High and Windhoek High School until 1979 when he started his career in the banking sector. Franso joined Hanlie Visser Attorneys as in-house bookkeeper in 2005 and has since played a major role in the administration and management of the firm. Having completed 61 marathons, including 6 Comrades, 6 ironman competitions, WP colours in athletics, triathlons as well as SA colours in ultra-triathlons, Franso is a keen sportsman at heart. He is also a well know writer and has already published three novels as well as numerous short stories.

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