Professional Background

An experienced lawyer in South Africa, Ernest was admitted to the bar in 2007. His areas of practice include insurance law, personal injury law, medical malpractice law, intellectual property law and general contractual matters. Ernest also has extensive trial and motion court experience and has appeared in numerous High Court trials. He has also appeared in the South African Supreme Court of Appeal.

Having only recently relocated to Vancouver, Ernest began his Canadian legal career as a articled student and is now a certified lawyer in B.C.

Ernest’s pro bono work includes tutoring Pupil Advocates in South Africa in court appearance training and divorce action training as well as completing numerous pro bono divorce actions for low-income families himself.

He also formerly sat as the legal observer on the board of the Music Publishers Association of South Africa where he gave intellectual property and competition law advice to the organization.

Education

Ernest holds a LLB and LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa