Meet The Team


Samantha qualified with and LL B in 2010 and a LL M in 2011 (both from the University of the Western Cape). Prior to commencing her articles she was a graduate lecturing assistant in the Department of Private Law at the University of the Western Cape.

Samantha completed her articles at Miller du Toit Cloete Inc and was admitted as an attorney of the Western Cape High Court with right of appearance in 2012. She has a keen interest in and practical understanding of artificial reproductive technologies (“ART)” and the ever evolving legal conundrums that flow therefrom. Her experience in this regard includes but is not limited to the drafting and implementation of South African and cross-border surrogacy agreements.

She remains an ardent researcher and in addition to having written and presented papers at our annual conference, she has also co-written and presented a paper with Zenobia du Toit on Co-Habitation/Domestic Partnerships in South Africa for the International Academy of Family Lawyers Annual Conference (New-Delhi, India 2016) and with Advocate Julia Anderssen of the Cape Bar on Contact and Care in South Africa which they presented at a training workshop attended by Regional Court Magistrates in 2012.

Her paper titled “A synopsis of surrogacy agreements in South Africa” was published in the 2015 International Association of Family Lawyers Annual and her paper short titled”The importance of the genetic link” was published in the 2015 International Bar Association’s Annual Committee Newspaper.

Samantha is a member of the Family Law Committee of the International Bar Association.