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Asmita Thakor
Asmita Thakor
Position: Partner
Practice: Dispute Resolution
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5875

Asmita Thakor is a partner in the Pro Bono Practice within the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel.

She is an expert in human rights law. She has extensive experience in matters relating to administrative, constitutional, land reform, employment equity and labour law.

Asmita’s expertise extends to delictual claims and local government matters. She has run several ground-breaking cases relating to women's and children's rights as well as the rule of law and has advised and represented numerous communities in the Gauteng, Limpopo and North-West Provinces on land issues. Asmita has also litigated extensively against the State in administrative law and delictual claims.

She spent a term working for the Legal Resources Centre as a candidate attorney and later as a specialist land lawyer. She has also worked within the local government structures where she served a five-year term as elected councillor.

Asmita has acted as pro bono lawyer for the Wits Law Clinic and as principal and mentor to several candidate attorneys while at the Legal Resources Centre. She has also served as non-executive director of the Rural Housing Land Fund.

Prior to joining Webber Wentzel, Asmita practised as an advocate and was a member of the Johannesburg Bar.

Asmita has BA and LLB degrees as well as an Advanced Administrative Law Certificate, a Certificate in Advanced Constitutional Law and a Certificate in Mining and Prospecting law from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Areas of expertise
  • Administrative law
  • Land reform law
  • Contract
  • Housing
  • Labour law