Cheadle Thompson & Haysom is a leading South African labour law firm and counts amongst its directors and professional staff some of South Africa’s foremost labour lawyers.

We have played a pioneering role in shaping and developing the South African labour regulatory environment over the last three decades. Over this time our lawyers have advised on key legislative reform processes including the overhaul of the South African labour legislative framework in 1994, and the 2002 amendments to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Current and former directors and lawyers of the firm have and continue to serve as judges of the Labour Courts and contribute widely to labour law literature in both South Africa and abroad.

Our clients include trade unions; national, provincial and local government departments; bargaining councils; NGOs; statutory bodies; specialist government agencies; small business enterprises and multinational corporations.

The firm offers a national and international labour law service with specialist labour lawyers operating from both our offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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Cheadle Thompson & Haysom Inc

Cheadle Thompson & Haysom is a leading South African law firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, providing a diverse range of legal services.

Over more than three decades we have developed a team of specialised, skilled and committed lawyers and broadened our areas of expertise along with a growing client base. Cheadle Thompson & Haysom combines academic and legal expertise with strategic and practical advice. We offer innovative, original and resourceful approaches to complex legal challenges.

“Established player in the South African employment market, particularly well renowned for its specialist expertise in trade union cases and general labour law. Also maintains an impressive level of proficiency in the mining space.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017