Adela Petersen
Cape Town
Telephone: +27 21 405 7337
Mobile: +27 71 624 1598


Adela was admitted as an attorney in 1999 and specialises in all aspects of local government, administrative and constitutional law, and has significant experience in employment law. In particular, her areas of expertise incorporate:

• Administrative and constitutional law;
• Procurement and supply chain management;
• Employment law/labour law;
• Environmental law;
• Planning;
• Housing;
• Forensic Investigations;
• Drafting of By-laws;
• Drafting of Policies;
• Drafting reports for Property Management on leases and sales;
• Reviewing, drafting, and vetting of agreements;
• Professional general advisory services;
• Construction Law.

She acts for various municipalities and other organs of state in the biodiversity area, perishable products industry, petroleum industry, and gambling industry. She also acts for higher education institutions.


BA (University of Cape Town) (1993)
LLB (University of Cape Town) (1996)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners