About me

Clive Hendricks

Clive Hendricks is named partner and director at Marais Muller Hendricks Incorporated with more than 18 years of litigation experience in the High Court, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court. He analytically guides clients through all phases of litigation which include assessing risk, drafting legal opinions, pleadings, affidavits and negotiation of settlements. Over time he earned a reputation of high regard for his skills as an attorney, intellectual acumen, commitment and work ethic.

Clive is a litigation specialist who brings his personable and knowledgeable approach to a practice that envelops all aspects of employment law, commercial, personal injury, administrative, insolvency and associated areas. He is also a qualified conveyancer proficient with drafting and preparing bonds and transfer documents for execution.

Clive consider it a privilege to have served as an Acting Judge of the Western Cape High Court.

Why Me

There is a common thread among all Clive’s clients. They want efficient, cost-effective solutions and he collaborates with them to provide the level of service—and results—they require. Whether it is through a negotiated settlement or trial, he works tirelessly to obtain excellent results for all of his clients.


Clive is a member of:

Legal Practice Council (LPC) https://lpc.org.za/
Lawyers Worldwide (LAW) https://www.lawyersworldwide.com/
Black Lawyers Association (BLA, EXCO member) http://www.blaonline.org.za/
South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) https://www.lssa.org.za/
Small Claims’ Court, South Africa (Commissioner) https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/small-claims-courts
Master of the High Court (National Panel of Liquidators) https://www.justice.gov.za/master/liqui-list.html
Western Province Cricket (WPCA – disciplinary committee) https://newlandscricket.com/
Cape Town Attorneys’ Association (EXCO member and past President) https://ctaa.capetown/
Western Cape Provincial Sports Confederation (WCPSC – panel attorney) https://wcpsc.co.za/
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency Professionals (INSOL) https://www.insol.org/
South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association https://www.saripa.co.za/

Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)

Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) is a global association of independent law firms that allow members to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets.

Clive Hendricks is part of the LAW network of more than 4000 lawyers operating in more than 50 countries across the globe. Membership in LAW is by invitation only, and candidates for membership undergo a thorough due diligence process.

LAW members are well known and respected in their local and regional markets. They are all successful, independent law firms, each with its own unique attributes and knowledge of its local market. All LAW member firms have substantial experience representing middle market companies and high net worth individuals with cross-border legal needs.

Clive’s Notable Cases and Recognition

Cape Town Attorneys’ Association & Others v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs & Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Case No 5588/20 (Declarator Order)

Cape Town Attorneys’ Association & Others v The Minister of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development & The Chief Registrar of Deeds, Case No 6960/2020 (Declaratory Order)

Sunwest International (Pty) Ltd t/a Grand West Casino and Entertainment World and Another v Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board and Others (2203/18) [April 2020] ZAWCHC 79 (Declaratory Order)

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa SOC Ltd (PRASA) v Sheriff for the District of Goodwood and Others (Stay of Execution)

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa SCO (PRASA) v Commission for Conciliation , Mediation and Arbitration and Others (2020) 41 ILJ 961 (LC) (Labour Court, Review)

Solidarity v Department of Correctional Services – (Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, Constitutional Court, Re: Affirmative Action, Employment Equity)

Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission – (High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal – Re: Appointment of Judges of the High Court)

Popcru v South African Police Service – (Labour Court, Re: Interdict)

Nehawu v Parliament of South Africa – (CCMA Re: Interpretation of Collective Agreement);

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and Others v Sibika and Others [2019] ZALCCT 27 (Opposed Review)

Transport and Omnibus Workers Union obo Brandt v SA Road Passenger Bargaining and Others (Opposed Review)

City of Cape Town v Tom Block – (Re: Public Liability, Damages)

City of Cape Town v  Mtshangela – (Re: Urgent Interdict)

International Assignments and Collaboration:

SEITZ LLC (GERMAN LAW FIRM) https://www.seitzpartner.com/kanzlei
Legal advice, Contracts, Global Retrenchments, Consulting on Company and Employment Law, Transfers as a going concern etc

STAVROPOULOS LC (GREEK LAW FIRM) https://greek-lawyers.com.gr/
Legal advice, Consulting, advising on POA, Notarising etc 

SPHERE-LOGIC (CHINESE LAW FIRM) http://www.sphere-logic.com
Legal advice, POPIA, TMT – Technology, Media and Telecom Work

RIGBY COOKE LAWYERS (AUSTRALIAN LAW FIRM) https://www.rigbycooke.com.au/
Legal advise, Trade Mark Application 

Legal advice, Trade Mark Application and Registration

Legal advice, Consulting, Contracts, restructuring, retrenchments etc.

Pro Bono Contributions:


External Examiner
UCT Law Faculty’s Integrative Assessment Project. Assessment of final year law students. Subjects includes Constitutional law, criminal law, family law, contract law, delict and civil procedure.


Examiner/ Convenor/ Drafting Board Examination Papers
Legal Practitioner Board Examinations. High Court practice and procedure, magistrates court practice and procedure, RAF claims, criminal procedure, administration of deceased estates, wills, succession, ethics, bookkeeping for attorneys.

Commissioner (Bellville District Court)

Exco Member


Clive Hendricks was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Labour Law “Lawyer of the Year” in South Africa. Clive were selected by his peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa.

Clive Hendricks was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in South Africa. Clive were selected by his peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa.


LLB – Baccalaureus Legum Degree, University of Western Cape
LLM – Master of Laws Degree, University of Cape Town
Penology – Dip, University of South Africa
Financial Management – Cert, University of Cape Town