Specialised. Strategic. Savvy.

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.


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.

Gray Muchechetere

Gray is a specialist in tax and property law and has a keen interest in commercial law particularly in the areas of 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.

Carla – Leigh Rigney

Carla is currently pursuing an LLB degree at the College of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA) 

Her interests lie in Intellectual Property, as well as Family and Matrimonial Law.

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.

Priyanka Budhu

Priyanka graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand attaining her BA with majors in Law and Psychology in 2018 and LLB in 2020.  

She has a keen interest in Intellectual Property, Commercial, Personal Injury, Environmental and Constitutional law.