L A Van Der Westhuizen

Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen Q.C.

Year of Call: 2009

Year of Silk: 2021


B.Sc. University of Cape Town

B.Sc. (Hons) University of Cape Town

M.Sc. University of Cape Town

LL.B University of Cape Town

(Hons) B.Sc. University of South Africa

LL.M University of South Africa

Special interests

Company and commercial

Planning and Environmental

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Since calling to the bar in 2009 she has been instructed in a variety of general commercial matters including company and insolvency matters, contractual disputes and shipping matters.

Laura-Anne has a civil practice with particular emphasis on commercial law, planning and environmental law and public law. She is listed in the Legal 500.  She has been instructed for developers and local authorities in planning disputes, for interested parties in fatal accident and public inquiries, and in relation to judicial reviews. She has appeared in the Court of Session (Inner and Outer House), the Sheriff Court and various tribunals and inquiries. She is a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government and is on the panel of counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.