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Anthony Crichton

Anthony Crichton, a highly qualified and experienced professional, who after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with BA and LLB degrees, was admitted as an attorney in 1986 and a notary and conveyancer in 1992. Anthony, who joined the firm as a professional assistant in 1986 after serving articles with Damant, Bostock & Company in Johannesburg, became a partner in A. Livingstone & Company, subsequently Livingstone Crichton, in March 1987. His specialities include matrimonial and family law as well as property law and conveyancing. His area of expertise extends to deceased estate administration, trusts, will and estate planning, contract negotiating and drafting, and commercial litigation in High and Magistrates' Courts. In addition, as a Notary Public, Anthony handles the firm's notarial work.

Anthony was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005.

Lee Astfalck

Lee Astfalck is qualified as both a South African attorney (1999) and as an English solicitor (2004). Lee completed his articles with Livingstone Crichton in 1999 and worked in London for several years with a global commercial insurer. Lee returned to South Africa and rejoined the firm in 2005. He was made a partner in January 2007.

Lee continues to apply his expertise in the field of insurance for the benefit of local insurance companies, underwriting management agencies, brokers and international Lloyd’s of London syndicates. He advises extensively on insurance litigation, claims handling and policy coverage advice in the areas of professional indemnity, directors and officers liability, electronic and computer crime, fidelity and financial institutions, bankers blanket bond, public liability and medical malpractice.

He has drafted and prepared a variety of policy wordings and provided general commercial and risk management advice to insurance companies including opinions on the regulatory and legislative environment of the insurance industry. In addition to his insurance work, Lee also advises extensively on commercial and corporate matters and disputes, including high court litigation, and assists clients on a wide range of general commercial and corporate agreements.

Lee can be contacted at leea@livingstonecrichton.co.za.

Attorneys

Kate Paterson

Kate Paterson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with BA, LLB (both with distinction). She delayed her articles for a year to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM) at Wits Business School, which included an internship at Dimension Data focusing on risk management.

Kate started her articles at Livingstone Crichton with a strong academic basis and knowledge of business and the business environment. In 2009 she was admitted as an attorney and now works as an associate for the firm. She has since obtained a further qualification in competition law.

Kate’s practice areas include matrimonial and family law, estate planning and administration, commercial law and general litigation in the High Court and Magistrate’s Court. In these areas Kate has given advice and had success in matters involving The Hague Convention, defended and undefended divorces and custody disputes, maintenance and domestic violence disputes, labour relations disputes and general advice, commercial and contractual litigation and property- and lease-related matters.

Kate can be contacted at katem@livingstonecrichton.co.za.

Megan King

Megan King attended the University of Johannesburg where she obtained a BA Law (majoring in English and Law) and an LLB. She completed her articles with Livingstone Crichton, gaining experience in most of the firm’s major practice areas. Her main focus was on insurance and litigation, and she worked closely with the senior attorneys as well as senior advocates.

In 2015 Megan was admitted as an attorney and now works as an associate for the firm. Megan’s practice areas include commercial and corporate matters and disputes, general litigation in the High Court and Magistrate’s Court, insurance matters, wills and estate planning, and trusts.

Megan can be contacted at megank@livingstonecrichton.co.za.

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