Mr Corlett Manaka > Werksmans Attorneys > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Business Crimes & Investigations, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring


Corlett Manaka is a director at Werksmans and a member of the Werksmans Inc. Executive Committee. He is Head of the Litigation Department and also heads up the Dispute Resolution practice group.


Director Corlett Manaka is Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution and a member of the Werksmans Inc. Executive Committee. He advises across the practice areas of Business Crimes & Investigations; Dispute Resolution; and Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring. Corlett specialises in aviation law and litigation; commercial litigation; competition law; regulatory law; local government law; and constitutional and administrative law. He advises on the Provisions of the Public Finance Management Act and the Provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act. Corlett co-founded Nalane Manaka Inc, which merged with Werksmans in 2006.


Corlett is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces ans also serves on the boards of various entities.


Corlett has BProc and LLB degrees from the University of the North and a Certificate in Competition Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

Werksmans Attorneys has an outstanding record in domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration. The firm’s commitment to dispute resolution has resulted in it achieving additional prominence in specific areas such as business crimes and investigations, constitutional and administrative law and tax disputes. It has landed a series of headline engagements in the constitutional and administrative law field. Chairman of the firm David Hertz is widely regarded as one of the premier litigators in South Africa, while Des Williams provides further senior-level gravitas in litigation and international arbitration. Department head Corlett Manaka is well-regarded for constitutional and administrative law, having represented clients in a series of landmark cases.