About Tracey-Leigh Wessels

Family Law Mediator & Attorney

I have been practicing as an attorney in the field of Family Law since 1997. I hold the degrees BA. LLB.  LLM.  M. ChPr (Cum Laude).  I have over the years as a Family Law Practitioner been in the fortunate position to acquire a wide range of legal knowledge, negotiating skills and practical experience in the field of Family Law.  Due to my interest and work in the field of Reproductive law, arising out of research towards a second Master’s degree on surrogacy, I have since 2001 had the privilege and honour to meet and work with  many couples entering into surrogate motherhood arrangements as well as work with some of the leading fertility specialists in the country.

I have been an accredited family law mediator since 1998. Mediation in the late 1990’s and early 2000 was slow and sporadic, due primarily to a lack of understanding of the value of mediation over litigation,  especially in matters pertaining to the family. Changes in our Law and the increasing influence of first world systems on our legal radars has led to growing societal recognition of the advantages of mediation, and mediation is now the predominant focus area of my Practice.

In addition to the above, I have over the years provided legal advice to a number of Non-Governmental Organizations in respect of Family, Gender and Children’s Rights issues. I have been intricately involved in the drafting of constitutions and the setting up of Trusts and Non Profit Companies (NPC) for various Non-Governmental Organizations in the greater Durban area. I have also spoken at various levels and gatherings on Family Law, Women and Children’s Rights and Conflict Resolution.

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9 Ridge Road
La Lucia


27 31 562 9267 (Office)
27 31 572 2489 (Fax)

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