About Us

Qualified Legal Attorneys

As a modern law firm, we specialise in credit law and are well-versed in the complexities of legal issues. At VDL Attorneys, we take the time to listen to our clients and offer personalised guidance every step of the way. Our attorneys are hands-on, appearing personally in matters within our jurisdiction to better understand the nuances of specific courts and provide our clients with a favorable outcome. We also have an extensive correspondent network across South Africa, securing competitive fees and efficient services.

Over 20 Years of Experience

With over two decades experience, VDL Attorneys has established a reputation for providing innovative solutions and exceptional client service. We offer a full range of legal services across various practice areas, including Debt Review, General Litigation, Evictions, contract and family law. Our team of skilled attorneys has the expertise to help our clients navigate complex legal matters and achieve their goals.

Professional And Experienced Credit Law Attorneys

Justin van der Linde

Legal Practitioner

Van Der Linde Attorneys was founded by Justin van der Linde, our director and practising attorney, who holds a LL.B degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg). With over 15 years hands-on experience in litigation, debt review, credit and corporate law, Justin is well-equipped to provide high-quality legal services that meet the highest industry standards while remaining cost-effective.

Justin is passionate about helping businesses protect their brands, intellectual property, and innovative ideas. He takes immense satisfaction in assisting individuals turn their hobbies into thriving businesses by providing them with expert legal guidance.

Shannon Nelmes

Legal Practitioner

Shannon holds a LLB degree from UNISA and has been an admitted attorney for 6 years. Throughout her tenure, she has amassed considerable experience in civil law and litigation matters, encompassing debt review and collection, interdict procurement, eviction handling, drafting contracts and inter-vivos trusts.

In addition to her extensive knowledge in family law and litigation, she has demonstrated an exceptional ability to oversee a diverse range of cases, including but not limited to divorce and Children’s Court proceedings, maintenance disputes, and the establishment of wills and testaments.

Henri Uys

Legal Practitioner

Henri earned his LLB degree from the University of Pretoria in July 2020, and subsequently completed the School for Legal Practice program through Enterprises University of Pretoria. In April 2022, he was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He is also an accredited mediator.

Since August 2020, Henri has gained extensive experience in various legal fields, including debt collection, family law, criminal law, and general civil law. He has also appeared in a variety of courts for a range of matters.

Henri’s passion for justice inspired him to pursue a career in law. He considers it a privilege to make a positive impact in the lives of others through his work, whether it involves assisting in criminal or civil matters.


Veronica Jarvis

Legal Assistant

Veronica is a seasoned Legal Assistant with over 16 years of experience in the field with extensive knowledge in all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence, making Veronica a valuable team member.

Having held various legal and business positions, Veronica has honed her skills and can adapt to the needs of different clients. She pursued further education while working as a Legal Assistant at the National Prosecuting Authority and obtained a Diploma in Business Management from Southern Business School, with Records Management as her major.

Shamiela Samaai

Legal Assistant

In her capacity as a legal assistant, Shamiela has proven to be a valuable asset in handling various administrative tasks, owing to her extensive experience in the field. Her prior position at The Parliament of South Africa has instilled a passion for helping people, which she brings to bear in her current role. In addition, her proficiency in dealing with numerical data has been instrumental in ensuring our accounts are meticulously maintained.