Dean-Pinto-profileDean Pinto, a previous candidate attorney and later associate at the firm, joined Ashersons at the start of 2015.

He matriculated from Rondebosch Boys High School in 2010. Shortly thereafter, Dean decided to pursue an under-graduate degree in law (LLB), which he obtained from the University of Cape Town in 2014.

Dean has a particular interest in contract law, consumer law, drafting of commercial agreements, and administrative law.

Dean left Ashersons in July 2017 in order to further his career working in banking and finance.

We wish him well for the future!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Articles by Dean Pinto

Dagga – Arrest Risk Remains 1 June 2017 - The judgment in Prince v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others; Rubin v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others; Acton and Others v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others (4153/2012) [2017] ZAWCHC 30 is on SAFLII.…
It’s late for racism – SARS v the CCMA and Others 2016 ZACC 38 11 November 2016 - Mr Jacobus Johannes Kruger (“Kruger”) was employed by the South African Revenue Services (“SARS”) from November 1991 and served as an anti-smuggling officer at the time of his dismissal. On the 27th of July 2007, after an altercation with Mr…
Infringement of your right to privacy under the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 4 August 2016 - Consider the following scenario:- Its 3am in the morning and you have just got your two year old child asleep. You are exhausted. Just before closing your eyes, you hear a loud banging on your front door: it’s the police…
Everything that shines isn’t always gold: property owners must be weary in light of new SCA judgment 16 March 2016 - Imagine finding your dream home: a charming townhouse with sufficient space for you and your family in a quiet neighborhood with a resplendent view of the cityscape. It ticks all of the boxes and you cannot wait to move in…
The Constitutional Court flexes its administrative muscles 25 November 2015 - Broadly speaking, administrative action refers to the exercise of public power or the performance of a public function.  It is well established that the tender process implemented by an organ of state constitutes administrative action. Section 33(1) of the Constitution provides…
Enough is enough: The Supreme Court comes to the aid of the vulnerable women 12 October 2015 - On 2 October 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down judgment in favour of Ms Naidoo (the appellant in the matter), holding the Minister of Police (among others) vicariously liable for the acts of certain members of the…
Employers: Is your zero tolerance policy enforceable? 1 October 2015 - A recent Labour Appeal Court (LAC) judgment demystifies the issues surrounding how far an employer can go to protect itself from employee misconduct with “zero tolerance” policies. The supermarket, the supervisor, and the undeclared deodorant A supermarket chain, attempting to…
In the Wings – New ways to chase Maintenance Defaulters 1 October 2015 - The latest amendments to the Maintenance Act, which was adopted on the 9th of September, will have maintenance defaulters clutching at straws. The amendment is aimed at making it easier to enforce payment of arrear debts. Of particular significance is…