Douglas commenced his career as a Magistrates Court litigator but soon became involved in property and land law, where he provided specialist services in a multitude of property and related disciplines, moving well beyond the traditional realm of conveyancing, and providing services in land development, rezoning, town and city planning, consolidation and subdivisions etc.
Douglas however branched out his specialization and provided labour services to client as well, acting as a part-time Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (Free State).
Douglas is one of the founding members of Phatshoane Henney Inc. a Black Empowered law firm, where Douglas holds the position of Director of the Property Department.
Douglas acts as a preferred service provider to large organizations such as ESKOM, ABSA, Glenrand and others, providing property related services.
Douglas also lectured as a part-time instructor to Candidate Attorneys in Road Accident Fund claims at the Free State School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa providing training for Candidate attorneys in preparation for their Attorneys Admissions examination.
Douglas has acted extensively as Legal Advisor to a number of government projects for provincial and national government departments, which include 9 Public Private Partnership infrastructure development projects in a number of sectors, land, legal and procurement reviews, empowerment advice and other advisory services.
He is also a member of the Free State Law Society’s examination panel for Notarial Practice and member of the Master of the High Court’s panel for Liquidators / Trustees, specializing in the management of insolvent estates and judicial management of companies in liquidation, interrogations in terms of the Insolvency Act, Companies Act and Closed Corporations Act, administration of estates in the agricultural sector.Hide Douglas's Details