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Our Team

Approachable, Ambitious, Driven

Anina Botha


Anina commenced her articles of clerkship at Ashman Attorneys in 2014. She was admitted as an attorney in 2016 and became a partner of Ashman Attorneys in 2018.

Anina is currently completing her Masters in International Trade Law through the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and KU Leuven in Belgium.


David Williams-Ashman


David founded the firm in 2007 after having been a partner at Irish Ashman Attorneys for approximately 10 years. David has practiced in the field of commercial litigation and contracts for over 25 years.

David is married to Natalie Williams-Ashman and they have two children Andrew and Erin (as well as three dogs).


Mieke Badenhorst

Associate Attorney

Mieke obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Law in 2015 and her LLB degree in 2017 from the University of Stellenbosch. She completed her articles of clerkship in 2019 and was subsequently admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Mieke is in the process of finalising her LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town, where she focused on the interaction between human rights and climate change in the context of litigation. She is fluent in English, Afrikaans and French and has a passion for all things nature-related.

She joined Ashman Attorneys as an associate in 2021.


Sonja Fehrenbacher

Senior Paralegal

Sonja has assisted David as a secretary, bookkeeper and paralegal for over 20 years and is an integral part of Ashman Attorneys. She is the administrative and financial hub of the firm.

Sonja provides valuable assistance in respect of debt collection matters and correspondent work.


Nicolas Diamond


Nicolas joined Ashman Attorneys in 2020 after spending three years acquiring first-hand practical experience in business management and administration. Having started his BCom Law degree at the University of Stellenbsoch in 2015, he is passionate about people, innovation and business development.