An issue, which has been shrouded in uncertainty in South African contract law, is when courts may refuse to enforce valid contractual terms on the
Yvonne graduated from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 1987 and joined Garlicke & Bousfield in January 1988. She was admitted as an Attorney in 1990 and was offered a directorship of Garlicke & Bousfield in March 1991 heading up the Estates & Trusts Department.
Her areas of practice include estate planning and administration and trust law, with related tax planning. In her personal capacity and on behalf of Garlicke & Bousfield she acts as a trustee of numerous trusts, curator of persons under legal disability, and executor of deceased estates.
Yvonne serves on the Panel of Examiners of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office of the Legal Practice Council and also lectures to candidate attorneys in preparation for their Professional Examinations. In 2002 she was the South African speaker and representative at the International Bar Association where she shared the podium with speakers from Italy, England, Argentina, Switzerland, Canada and the Channel Islands.
Yvonne currently serves on the Durban and Coast Board of the SPCA as well as on the Board of Trustees of the LHC Foundation, trading as “I Care”, an organization concerned with the plight of street children and their rehabilitation into society.