About Tracey-Leigh Wessels



Tracey-Leigh has been practicing as a Family Law Mediator & Attorney since the mid 1990’s. Her Practice is situated in La Lucia, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Tracey-Leigh holds the degrees :  BA. LLB.  LLM.  M. ChPr (Cum Laude) from the University of Kwazulu-Natal.  As a Family Law Attorney & Family, Marriage & Divorce Mediator she has over the years acquired a wide range of legal knowledge and experience in the field of Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Contact, Children’s Rights, Surrogacy and Reproductive Law. 


Tracey-Leigh is an accredited Family Law and Divorce Mediator having received her Mediation accreditation in 1998. Although she became an active Family & Divorce Mediator immediately after accreditation, she recalls Mediation in the late 1990’s and early 2000 as being slow and sporadic with very few people knowing exactly what Mediation was and what a Divorce and Family Mediator was supposed to do.  The slow uptake of Mediation over this time by both the public and the profession was also due to a generalised lack of understanding of the value of mediation for families experiencing separation, divorce and other family traumas. Recent changes to the Law and an increasing societal recognition of the advantages of mediation over litigation has resulted in Tracey-Leigh spending most of her working hours mediating family disputes, divorce disputes, post-divorce and maintenance disputes and marital mediation matters.


Tracey-Leigh believes that it is critical that professionals give back to society and she has over the years provided legal advice to a large number of Non-Governmental Organizations in respect of Family Law, Gender Violence, Conflict Resolution and Children’s Rights issues. In addition to being a well regarded and sought after conference speaker and Family & Divorce Mediation trainer and Tracey-Leigh regularly speaks at meetings on Family Law issues, Women and Children’s Rights issues, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. 


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How to contact us


Tracey-Leigh Wessels & Associates

Durban Family & Divorce Mediator and Attorney

9 Ridge Road
La Lucia


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

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