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About Patrick Deale
Executive Dispute Resolver, Labour & Employment Lawyer, Commercial Mediator, Arbitrator, Acting Labour Court Judge and Author.
Patrick has worked in law and alternative dispute resolution for 25 years in a wide range of industries and sectors. As a senior legal executive for a listed company, he gained first-hand experience of the issues business managers and employees deal with day-to-day.
Patrick co-founded Tokiso Dispute Settlement (Pty) Ltd in 2000, the largest private dispute resolution agency in the country, where he was full-time CEO for six years. He is a highly skilled and experienced South African labour and employment lawyer, advisor, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator and facilitator. He is a commercial mediator, coach and assessor, accredited by CEDA (UK). He also serves as Acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa.
He is the co-author of the Labour Relations Handbook, published by Juta, and has been a regular host of the Labour Line on Talk Radio 702. Patrick established Deale Attorneys to focus on the opportunity to improve and build successful South African business relationships, in partnership with business clients.
Online Mediation – Patrick’s Added Speciality
Mediation is the time and cost-effective solution to court litigation. Patrick takes these benefits one step-further: establishing an online mediation alternative for commercial disputes. The online format adds novel levels of simplicity, ease, and flexibility to an already accelerated dispute resolution process.
Emotions and personal involvement, especially at executive level, can hinder a climate for constructive problem-solving. Online mediation avoids a face-to-face setting, allowing parties to deal objectively and be more open to mutual solutions.
For online mediation services, get in touch with labour lawyer Patrick Deale.
25 Years of Labour Lawyer Experience in a Wide Range of Industries & Sectors Across South Africa
We’ve conducted and represented employees and employers in the Labour Court, CCMA, Bargaining Council, Disciplinary Enquiries and Arbitrations in 400+ cases over the years.
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Looking for an Expert Labour Lawyer as Your Trusted Legal Partner?
Look no further than Deale Attorneys!
Labour law involves a complex mix of law, social, and economic dynamics. It takes years of experience in the cut and thrust of disputes to learn how to resolve employment problems with the least risk, stress, and costs.
Deale Attorneys is a specialist labour law & commercial mediation firm with offices in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal. Additionally – we are easily accessible through online consultation and online mediation services, offering South Africa-wide access to Deale Attorneys.
We have significant experience in partnering with clients to resolve labour law disputes and comply with legal complexities so they can grow their businesses successfully.
We take a real interest in your business to understand what makes it tick. With small firm operating costs and big firm experience, we can offer our clients a more personal service at reasonable rates.
As specialist labour lawyers in South Africa, we advise and represent business owners, employers, state institutions and senior individuals on a wide range of labour law and commercial dispute resolution issues.
Labour Case Planner: CCMA Arbitrations & Disciplinary Enquiries
If you can’t see the wood for the trees
We offer a convenient online service to help you plan your case for a Disciplinary Enquiry or CCMA Arbitration. We’ve conducted and represented senior executive clients in enquiries and CCMA arbitrations in over 400 cases over the years. We’ll use our employment law and business experience and expertise to help prepare your case so you can present it with confidence and best results.
Your Case Plan will include:
- Your Prospects of Success
- The Strengths & Weaknesses of Your Case
- The Key Legal Issues,
- Evidence & Witness Statements,
- Questions for Cross-Examination
- Guidelines for the Procedure.
Get Your Case Planner Direct from Labour Law Attorney Patrick Deale
Use our labour and employment law experience and expertise to help prepare your case so you can present it with confidence for best results.
Our Latest Resources on Labour Law & Mediation Matters
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Patrick Deale on Radio 702: Rights of Employees Who’ve Been Reinstated After a Disciplinary Hearing then Later Fired
Patrick Deale speaks to Gugu Mhlungu on NightTalk, Radio 702, about the rights of employees who’ve...
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Satisfied Client Feedback
Mr Jared Miller
-Schneider Electric South Africa
"Patrick Deale has assisted us in a number of matters since 2017 and continues to do so.
Mr. Deale is considered a valued partner to Schneider Electric South Africa. Mr. Deale’s services reflect our core values: “customer first”, “dare to disrupt”, “embrace difference”, “learn every day” and “act like owners”. Mr. Deale is conversant with the subjects he practices and delivers work fully aligned with both the mission’s description and our expectations."