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).


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.


James Buchanan

Candidate Attorney

James completed his LLB at Stellenbosch between 2018 and 2021. He commenced his articles of clerkship at Ashman Attorneys in 2022. He loves surfing, skateboarding, and solving problems.

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Lance van Rooy

Candidate Attorney

Lance obtained his BA Law degree, and subsequent LLB degree from Stellenbosch University. After his studies at Stellenbosch, he travelled and worked overseas for four years.

In 2022, he completed the postgraduate vocational training course and commenced his articles of clerkship at Ashman Attorneys Inc.


Janka Huyser


Janka is the Paralegal and Office Manager. She obtained her Paralegal certificate through UCT and is currently studying LLB through UNISA.

In her free time, she likes to longboard, play golf  and make music. She also has a degree in Theology which she obtained through NWU.



Mieke Badenhorst


Mieke obtained her BA Law degree, and subsequent LLB degree, from the University of Stellenbosch. 

Driven by her passion for environmental conservation and sustainability, she obtained her LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town. Outside of office, her passion is linguistics and she is fluent in English, Afrikaans and French, and with a working knowledge of Spanish. She is also a keen horse-rider and freediver on the weekends.