Andrew Snider
Andrew Snider
Telephone: 011 290 4000
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Email: asnider@counsel.co.za

Andrew Snider

Andrew joined the bar in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.  He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.  He was formerly employed at Werksmans Attorneys.

Andrew’s practice is predominantly in the field of labour and employment law including the law of restraints of trade.  He also has commercial and civil litigation experience.

He appears predominantly in labour tribunals including the Labour Court, the Labour Appeal Court, the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration and various Bargaining Council dispute resolution bodies.  In addition he is briefed in private arbitrations and internal disciplinary enquiries.

He has acted on behalf of many major corporate entities, as well as on behalf of individuals and trade unions.  He deals with both collective and individual labour law matters.

Andrew has held appointments as an Acting Judge on the Labour Court Bench.

Some of the more prominent / reported cases in which he has appeared include –

  • SA Tourism v Monare & others (2014) 35 ILJ 2280 (LC)
  • National Union of Mineworkers & another v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration & others (2013) 34 ILJ 945 (LC)
  • National Employers Association of SA & others v Minister of Labour & others (2013) 34 ILJ 1556 (LC)
  • Pikitup (SOC) Ltd v SA Municipal Workers Union on behalf of Members & others (2014) 35 ILJ 983 (LAC)
  • Cossa v Western Platinum Mines Ltd and Others [2010] ZALAC 41
  • UASA – The Union & others v Lonmin Platinum Comprising Lonmin Platinum Ltd & Eastern Platinum Ltd (2012) 33 ILJ 1491 (LC)
  • Johnson Matthey (Pty) Ltd v National Union of Metalworkers of SA & others (2012) 33 ILJ 2420 (LC)
  • Strauss v Investec Group Ltd (2004) 25 ILJ 576 (LC)
  • Mould v Roopa NO & others (2002) 23 ILJ 2076 (LC)

Andrew is also an accredited advocacy trainer and has been involved in advocacy training since its inception at the Johannesburg Bar.