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Merlita Kennedy is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel and was admitted as an attorney in 2000. She has extensive experience in matters relating to insurance, medical law, professional negligence and professional indemnity, personal injury, material damage, municipal and state liability. Merlita’s expertise extends to commercial dispute resolution and litigation, including general and insurance litigation. She has advised clients across a wide range of industries including a broad range of clients in the health, construction and financial services (insurance) industries. She has written on the topic of dignity and costs and lectures candidate attorneys on the module of personal injury claims (RAF, Public liability, PRASA, unlawful assault and arrest, professional negligence) in preparation for their Attorneys Board Examination. She has BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch University and has completed a Short Course on Introduction to Medical Law University of Pretoria. She has also passed her conveyancing examination. She has been listed in the following journals: ­ Chambers Global 2007 - 2009 as an Up and Coming lawyer (Dispute Resolution). ­ Continental Who's Who 2010, Recognition of Excellence, 2010. ­ listed in the 5th edition of Mail & Guardian Book of South African Women 2009/ 2010 under the category of Advocates and Attorneys.

Practice Areas

  • Complex legal disputes
  • Delictual claims
  • Defamation
  • Road Accident Fund
  • Health Care/Policy
  • Insurance
  • Short term
  • Medical negligence


  • R 3 500 / per hour
  • R 17 500 / per half day
  • R 35 000 / per full day
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