Mervyn Vermeulen is a practising attorney and a certified family mediator.
Whilst maintaining a busy family law and divorce practice, Mervyn also mediates divorce and family law disputes. He attained his Law Degree (LLB) from Unisa in 2010 where after he served his articles from 2011 – 2013.
Mervyn was admitted as an Attorney in 2013. He founded Vermeulen Attorneys in 2014, and still acts as its Managing Director. He is a member in good standing of the following bodies:
- Legal Practice Council
- ADR International Register
- South African Association of Mediators
- Gauteng Family Law Forum
Mervyn Vermeulen is passionate about innovation in the legal profession and is one of the creators of the LawBox Practice Management Software. He relishes finding ways to create value for clients by using technology. He is also the founder of ADR123 Mediation Specialists, a mediation company. ADR 123 enables persons to have their disputes resolved through mediation with a practising family lawyer. Mervyn is a firm believer in the benefits of mediation in family disputes.
Mervyn specialises in high conflict divorces and custody disputes and has extensive experience acting in these types of matters. He is certified to appear in the High Court, and does so frequently.
Years in active practice
Area of Operations
Family Law, Divorce & Mediation
LLB Degree – Unisa
Certificate Course in Family Mediation
English, Afrikaans, Spanish
I was always informed on the progress of the case with huge support from the “back office” and always felt like I was his only client as I knew that I was in very good hands.
Attention to detail, now, has new meaning as nothing was missed or overlooked as they anticipated just about everything.
- Mr S (former client; full name omitted to protect client’s confidentiality)
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