DTS Announcement: Ignatius Scheepers & Monique van der Merwe joining our team

Ignatius Scheepers and Monique van der Merwe both attorneys joined the DTS team.

Ignatius is in charge of our litigation department with a special interest in Family Law and Monique joined our conveyancing department.

Ignatius Scheepers:


Ignatius Petrus Scheepers was born in Port Elizabeth and matriculated from Andrew Rabie High School in 1993. Thereafter he obtained his B Com degree in 1999. He then decided to pursue a career in the banking industry in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. When he returned to South Africa, he registered as a LLB student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he successfully obtained his LLB degree in 2009.

Ignatius was admitted as an attorney of both the Eastern Cape High Court and the North Gauteng High Court in 2010.

Thereafter he was employed at the NMMU Law Clinic where he assisted members of the public with various legal matters. He then decided to pursue his career in the North West Province as a litigation attorney, specialising in matters relating to the National Credit Act.

In 2012 Ignatius started his own practice in his home town of Port Elizabeth, specialising in family matters and Divorce Law and worked as a sole proprietor until January 2017.

Ignatius now heads up the litigation team at DTS..

Monique van der Merwe:


Monique van der Merwe matriculated from High School DF Malherbe in 2003. She completed her B Com LLB degree in 2008 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

She commenced her legal career as a candidate attorney at Van Rooyen & Efstratiou Attorneys where she was also appointed as a Professional Assistant after completing her articles.  She was admitted as an attorney in 2011. During her employ at Van Rooyen & Efstratiou she gained valuable knowledge in various areas of law such as Debt Collection, Family Law, Administration of Deceased Estates and General Civil Litigation.

During the latter part of 2011 she joined Legal Expenses Insurance SA Ltd (Legalwise) as a Legal Counsellor, where she was promoted to Senior Legal Counsellor.

DTS Attorneys appointed Monique during March 2017 where she will pursue her career in Conveyancing.