Our Team

Skilled. Innovative. Passionate.

The KWP Team has over 75 years of experience in Commercial law, Intellectual Property and Real Estate. We thrive on advancement using market leading technology to continually hone our knowledge and skills, ultimately providing market leading customer service and success.

THE TEAM

Stephen Wingate-Pearse

Stephen has over 20 years of experience in commercial, intellectual property, tax, clean technology and property law. His clientele spans from mad-scientists and budding entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations.

He has a passion for technology, building brands and is an avid mountain biker, occasional triathlete and hapless golfer.

Stephen was awarded a Certificate of Merit for outstanding work in Intellectual Property by the University of the Witwatersrand, where he graduated with an LLB in 1996. He articled under Allan Levin, SA’s leading commercial litigation specialist at the time (Euromoney 1996). In 1998, he founded ActiveOnline, SA’s first and largest online event entry and management portal. After selling his shares and travelling extensively, he formed KWP Attorneys in 2003.

Stephen is a founding Trustee and erstwhile pro bono legal advisor to Rhino Revolution Hoedspruit as well as a co-founder of Emerald Energy Africa, an initiative to promote greening and renewable energy throughout South Africa.

Jessica-Ann Lee

Jessica-Ann has keen interest in Commercial law and pro bono work, specifically in the context of the protection of endangered species and community services. She graduated from the University of South Africa with her LLB in 2015 and commenced her articles in her final year of LLB, at a boutique law firm in the Northern Suburbs.

She concurrently completed Practical Legal Training at the Law Society of South Africa where she was awarded top achiever in Legal Philosophy in 2015 and Best Overall Performance for 2016 after receiving further top achiever awards in Wills, Estates and Trusts, Commercial litigation, Professional legal Conduct and Introduction to Practice Management in 2016.

She holds a certificate from the National Institute for Trail Advocacy.

Gray Muchechetere

Gray is a candidate attorney with a keen interest in commercial law particularly in the areas of Tax, Corporate, Contract, Banking and Finance, International Trade law, Competition and Securities Regulation, International Business Transactions and International Monetary Law.

Gray graduated from the University of Fort Hare earning his LLB with cum laude which led to him obtaining a Post Graduate Merit Award to study towards a masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Subsequently, he completed his LLM in Corporate Law with the University of the Witwatersrand. Currently, he is studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also holds a certificate in International Trade regulation from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.

Gray Mucheche

Werner Venter

Werner specialises in litigation, arbitration, family law and criminal law.

His litigation expertise includes all aspects pertaining to divorce and maintenance matters, bail applications, property law and furthermore has a keen interest in commercial law.

He graduated with an LLB from the University of Johannesburg in 2012 and articled at Greyling Orchard Attorneys. He completed the Legal Education and Development Course endorsed by the Law Society’s in 2013 and was subsequently admitted as an Attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2015.

He has a passion for strategic planning that follows the everyday course of litigation and strives to provide competent legal services and zealous representation to all of his clients.

Jessie

Jessie Joseph 

Jessie has a keen interest in practice management, financial administration and commercial law having graduated with an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2015.

In 2017, Jessie completed courses in File Administration, Accounting 1 & 2, Template Management and Bill of Costs.

Moira Wingate-Pearse

Moira manages our Real Estate Department and clients including commercial, industrial & residential property portfolios both locally and Abroad. She has over 50 years experience in Real Estate and was the first female to be elected to the Board of Estate Agents.

Moira prides herself on expediting transfers, related property matters and stops at nothing short of providing the most efficient service in the shortest possible time. As a result, KWP is able to proudly claim that since commencing practice in 2002, we have never received a query from the Deeds Office.

Ephraim Gumbo

With 14 years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping and administration, Ephraim is highly effective in fast-paced work environments. Accurate, assertive and adaptable he exhibits confidentiality, discretion, tact, diplomacy and professionalism when dealing with directors.

With a National Diploma In Accountancy (SAQA evaluated) and a Professional Diploma in Emergency and Disaster Management, Ephraim is a key member of the KWP Team under our financial services.