Mervyn Vermeulen attained his Law Degree (LLB) from the University of South Africa (Unisa) in 2010. In 2011 he commenced serving articles of clerkship, and was admitted to practise as an Attorney by the North Gauteng High Court on 23 April 2013.
On 3 May 2013 he was admitted to appear in the High Court by virtue of the Right of Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995. He has been appearing in the High Courts in Gauteng on a regular basis since this date.
Mervyn founded Vermeulen Attorneys in Roodepoort in 2014, and still practises as such as the director of Vermeulen Attorneys.
Mervyn Vermeulen has accrued a wealth of experience litigating in various forums, including the High Court, Magistrate’s Court, Labour Court and the CCMA.
Why Debt Collection Remains A Necessary Expense : In a company faced with a multitude of financial obligations the added expense of legal fees paid towards recovery of bad debt seems like a double punishment. Having an outstanding debt and paying more money towards collecting it seems like throwing good money after bad. In some circumstances […]
The short answer is YES! (Debt Collection Running To Court) – The collection of debt does not necessarily mean that you have to go all the way to Court, and more importantly, there is more to debt collection than only collecting the debt when it is outstanding. Let us start with methods of collecting other […]
Vetting is a process followed in which as much information as possible is gathered about the debtor being handed over, in order to ensure the maximum potential for a good result to prior to legal action being instituted. The rationale is that, if you know your debtor is the owner of a block of flats […]
South African law dictates that in order for an agreement to be recognized as a valid and binding contract, it must meet certain requirements. These requirements are as follows: There must be consensus between the parties The parties must have intended for the agreement to result in terms which can be enforced The necessary formalities […]
Declaring a director delinquent in terms of the Companies Act. If a director conducts himself or has previously conducted himself, whilst being a director of a company, in a manner which is inappropriate, an application aimed at declaring such director a delinquent, may be brought. This article aims to explain who may bring such application, […]
Having a clear credit record or a good credit score is of utmost importance, but why? And how does one ensure that your credit record is and remains clear in order to ensure that your credit rating or score remains at its maximum? Certain updates to a person’s credit record can adversely affect their credit […]
The change of position for women previously discriminated against in customary marriages Cabinet in July 2019 approved the submissions made on the Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill of 2019 to Parliament. The approval of this Bill is said to be a major win for women who have been discriminated unfairly against in customary marriages […]
Help! I am flagged as being under debt review on the Credit Bureaus. Since promulgation of the National Credit Act. 34 of 2005 (herein after referred to as the “act”), most South Africans have heard of debt review and have a faint idea of what it entails. Some of us have encountered financial difficulty and […]
At the outset of this article “How To Enforce a Maintenance Order”, it should be noted that failure to pay maintenance when the court has ordered payment, is a criminal offence and one may be jailed for failure to pay maintenance. Enforcement of maintenance orders is dealt with by section 26 to section 30 of […]
Gender-based violence (hereinafter “GBV”) is an intense and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting on almost every aspect of life. What is gender-based violence? GBV is broadly defined as “the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role expectations associated with each gender, along with the unequal power […]