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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).

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David Saayman

Associate Attorney

David studied at Stellenbosch University from 2014 and graduated with an LLB in 2017. In 2018 he travelled across Europe and Australasia before commencing his practical training in 2019. He was admitted as an attorney in 2021 and joined Ashman Attorneys as an associate in 2022.


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.