Cathleen Breedt is an attorney with right of appearance in the High Court.
She specializes in the following fields:
- civil litigation,
- contractual drafting and disputes,
- corporate and commercial law,
- debt collection,
- debt prevention, and
- matters involving the National Credit Act
Cathleen attained her Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Johannesburg in 2009. She commenced service of Articles of Clerkship in 2010 and was admitted as an Attorney in June 2012.
On 15 February 2013, Cathleen was admitted to appear in the High Court by virtue of the Right of Appearance Act 62 of 1995.
Cathleen Breedt joined the Vermeulen Attorneys team in August of 2018 and currently serves as director of the firm.
Cathleen is passionate about assisting businesses in navigating the legal landscape with as little possible interference to their operations and has used her experience as debt collection attorney in formulation of methods in which companies may prevent bad debt rather than just focusing on the collection thereof. She is passionate about using her experience to assist especially small businesses in becoming as feasible and streamlined as possible having regard to the legalities and legal issues it may encounter. When litigation does arise, her experience in this area gives her the edge in driving matters to conclusion in the swiftest possible manner.
A further passion of Cathleen is the National Credit Act and the intricate workings thereof.
Years in active practice
Area of Operations
Corporate law, Contract Law, Collections, Litigation
LLB Degree – University of Johannesburg
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