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About Us

About Patrick Deale

Executive Dispute Resolver, Commercial Mediator, Labour Arbitrator, Acting 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, labour 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.

Patrick Deale

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. The firm specializes in labour law and commercial mediation services.

Our services include -
• Resolution of Executive & Senior Management Disputes
• Advice on Labour & Commercial Law issues
• Litigation in Labour & High Courts.
• Investigations & Recommendations
• Drafting Contracts of Employment & Commercial Agreements
• Mediation & Arbitration of Labour & Commercial disputes
• Facilitation of Multi-Stakeholder Engagements on Labour, Strategic & Commercial issues

25 Years of Labour Lawyer Experience in a Wide Range of Industries & Sectors Across KZN, Gauteng, and 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.

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."

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An executive’s job is not for sissies! A lot of hard (business) and soft (people) skills plus serious determination, self-confidence, and stamina are needed for success.

Executives and senior managers carry far greater obligations and duties than employees in more junior positions.

Inevitably you are going to have conflicts and disputes, this guide will help you resolve them.

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