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Our Team

Ambitious, focused and original.
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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.

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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 20 years.

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

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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.

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Siyanda Buthelezi

Candidate Attorney

Siyanda joined Ashman Attorneys in 2018 as a candidate attorney. Siya obtained his LLB from the University of Stellenbosch in 2017. Siya is very interested in matrimonial law, labour law and commercial litigation.


Ashleigh Saira Farquharson

Associate Attorney

Ashleigh joined Ashman Attorneys as an associate in 2020. Graduating her BALaw and LLB degrees in 2015 and 2016 respectively, she then completed her articles of clerkship in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. In 2019 Ashleigh obtained her Masters degree in Alternative Dispute Resolutioin from the University of Stellenbosch. 


Nicolas Diamond