About Us


Established in 2017

The group has since inception been on Rivonia Road.  Its name is, however, more than merely a reference to its location.  It resonates with the legacy of the search for justice and fairness in the Rivonia and Treason Trials, where lawyers like Issy Maisels QC, Sir Sydney Kentridge QC, Rex Welsh QC, Bram Fischer QC, Arthur Chaskalson SC and George Bizos SC ensured that even during their era, the independent Bar fulfilled its important role in society.

It is on the foundations laid by these giants that the group looks to build.  Much like its modern, ecologically responsible and technologically advanced glass high-rise, the Rivonia Group is still young.  It was founded in 2017 by established practitioners to assist in addressing a general shortage of chambers in Sandton.  Many of the group’s members are also mediators and arbitrators, establishing the group as a centre for alternative dispute resolution.

The group’s dedicated reception area is on the 7th floor of its new building at 2 Pybus Road.  The building was purpose-built for advocates.  Chambers are on the 7th and 8th floors, slightly above and removed from the hustle and bustle of street level.  The group shares the ground floor reception, restaurant and modern state of the art arbitration and consultation facilities with Group One, which occupies floors 2 to 6.


The group opened its doors on 1 July 2017.  The group is run by a management team on an informal and inclusive basis so as to ensure that middle and senior juniors are well equipped to run the group into the future.  The group is currently led by Christopher Whitcutt SC.



Transformation is a group imperative.  We recognise that this goal can only be achieved through continuing education and a real transfer of skills and opportunities.  It furthers the Bar’s tradition of excellence in advocacy through inclusivity.  

Our members are involved in advocacy training both domestically and internationally.  Through the transfer of knowledge and skills, the group pursues a transformation imperative that allows everyone the opportunity to fulfil their potential at the Bar and their role in society.

The group continues to provide chambers to talented aspirant advocates from all backgrounds.  The group membership already reflects the diversity of South African society.





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