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Daniel J. Dippenaar

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Background Information

Employment History

Position, Civil Litigation Department

Blakes Incorporated

Affiliations

Member
Personal Injury Bar Association

Member
ASSOCIATION OF PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Member
Professional Negligence Bar Association

Member
Employment Lawyers Association

Member
PABA

Member
The Trichological Society

Member
the Cape Bar

Web References (184 Total References)


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Before becoming a lawyer Daniel worked as a police detective in various specialist branches. When Daniel was appointed at age 23 as a Lieutenant he became one of the youngest commissioned police detective officers in South Africa.
He continued to head a number of criminal investigation departments; his last position that of a Captain and Branch Commander of the Johannesburg North Vehicle Theft Unit responsible for investigating insurance fraud, hi-jacking of vehicles and organised crime syndicates.
During this 13-year period Daniel also qualified as a fingerprint expert, crime scene photographer and plans draftsman trained in the gathering of evidence for forensic examination. He was a key expert witness in several high profile prosecutions involving fraud and theft charges against government officials and senior police officers.
The importance of forensic evidence gathered at a crime scene has been the subject matter of one such case in which Daniel gave evidence (Judgment, February 20, 1984) reported many years later in S v Van As 1991 (2) SACR 74 (W).
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Daniel later served under a two-year attorneys' articles-contract in the civil litigation department of Blakes Incorporated, Johannesburg. He was admitted to practice as an attorney on 2nd August 1994.
Becoming a Barrister
Daniel focused his first five years at the Bar on insolvency, competition and corporate law.
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Daniel was asked to provide his legal services for free.
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Presented with Daniel's written advice on liability they were brought back on board. In spite of a real risk of losing the case altogether and contributory negligence always looming in the background, a settlement of £75,000 was secured.
Keely Morgan v Marks & Spencer IUC51166 - Liability eventually being conceded, the claimant's damages resultant from a frozen shoulder and fracture dislocation of the elbow settled for £98,000.
Ventisislav Petrov Bankov v Mr Ian McCowen - Daniel acted for the claimant-pedestrian who was run over by the defendant's car at a controlled pedestrian crossing.
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Daniel cross-examined three martial arts experts who attempted to show that the claimant (student) by resisting the instructor's arm-lock technique was in reality the author of his own misfortune. The court found that instructors such as Agoncillo have a duty of care to prevent injury to a novice taking part in potentially harmful activities.
June Happe v London Borough of Islington 1UC60776 - A particularly difficult highway trip and fall case in which the claimant was unable to point out the offending coble stone. Evidence of general and systemic lack of maintenance swayed the balance of probabilities in her favour.
Yohnas Mulugetha v Ministry of Defence - In a case of alleged police brutality a settlement was reached after Daniel advised on the possibility of a claim for exemplary or aggravated damages. A confidential settlement was reached.
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In this case Daniel argued for relief from sanctions (which was granted) following the late filing (6 weeks) of one of the claimant's expert reports.
Real comments from real people
At the end of the hearing of in Rail Commuter Action Group and Others v Transnet Ltd T/A Metrorail and Others (No 1), Advocate Henri Viljoen SC, by then the lead silk in the case, took the unusual step to thank Daniel, his junior, in open court.
"It is extremely important for South African courts to translate the words of the constitution into a better life for all. Before I sit down, I want to thank all my colleagues at the Cape Bar who helped us. They will remain unnamed except for one, Danie Dippenaar. Dippenaar ran this case from the beginning.
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Daniel was particularly touched by the comments of Leslie van Minnen, Juan's father:
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The work of Daniel and fellow colleagues at the Cape Bar did not go unnoticed. An article written by the then Chairman of the General Bar of South Africa gives a glimpse of the daunting task Daniel had to face:
"By the time the matter reached the Constitutional Court the formal court record ran to well over 7,000 pages. The preparation of the affidavits required perusal by the RCAG's legal representatives of more than 56,000 pages of documents, which had been the subject of informal discovery by the respondents. (This would equate to about 186 lever arch files.) The indefatigable Danie Dippenaar - in a real sense the engine room of the RCAG's legal team, from beginning to end - was personally involved in this process, which consumed hundreds of hours" - Advocate Norman Arendse SC, Tribute to lawyers involved in the Metrorail case, The Advocate (The South African Bar Journal), April 2005.
Commending Daniel to the English Bar, Advocate Henri Viljoen SC, an acting judge on many occasions in various High Court divisions, wrote a reference in which he said:


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Before becoming a lawyer Daniel worked as a police detective in various specialist branches. When Daniel was appointed at age 23 as a Lieutenant he became one of the youngest commissioned police detective officers in South Africa.
He continued to head a number of criminal investigation departments; his last position that of a Captain and Branch Commander of the Johannesburg North Vehicle Theft Unit responsible for investigating insurance fraud, hi-jacking of vehicles and organised crime syndicates.
During this 13-year period Daniel also qualified as a fingerprint expert, crime scene photographer and plans draftsman trained in the gathering of evidence for forensic examination. He was a key expert witness in several high profile prosecutions involving fraud and theft charges against government officials and senior police officers.
The importance of forensic evidence gathered at a crime scene has been the subject matter of one such case in which Daniel gave evidence (Judgment, February 20, 1984) reported many years later in S v Van As 1991 (2) SACR 74 (W).
Daniel later served under a two-year attorneys' articles-contract in the civil litigation department of Blakes Incorporated, Johannesburg. He was admitted to practice as an attorney on 2nd August 1994.


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