LOUIS-THE-LAWYER® is the brand of Advocate Louis Nel, created & used to signify the alternative approach Louis has to the law & issues with a legal connotation. This is evidenced by an approach that focuses heavily on pro-activity i.e. ensuring risk identification and management thereof by practices and documentation that is compliant with the law, enforced commercially and hand-in-hand with that, the preference for mediation in the resolving of disputes.
Risk identification and managementis propagated by means of articles, workshops, newsletters & webinars as well as customized in-house training. The mediation process is founded on four principles: (1) Monetary: it is much cheaper than litigation; (2) Time: it is much quicker than litigation both in duration & finding a mutually acceptable outcome; (3) Branding: as it is without prejudice and off the record, no damage is done to the brand; (4) Knowledge & connectivity: as Louis works with 15 tourism bodies across Southern Africa and has 33 years’ experience, he is able to ‘open doors’ to senior management & preside over/facilitate such mediation seamlessly & effectively.
Louis furthermore offers (1) Services & products tailor-made for the industry (2) A discounted fee structure & 24/7/365 service via his Legal Advice Club known as BASTA™ (‘Benchmark’s Advisory Service for SMME & Travel & Tourism Associates’) & (3) His unique ‘Legal Audit’tm product aimed at proactive legal compliance (especially with the CPA & POPI)
Louis also works closely with the various insurance entities and their clients such as Camargue, BKA Brokers, Crawford Dougall, GIB, Marsh, M&F, Multiplan, RBS, SANTAM, Staysure, Status Willis Group.
Where we operate
- South Africa