Adrian D’Oliveira


Adrian joined the bar in 2006.

He holds three degrees in law and languages cum laude (BA, LLB and BAHons) from the University of Pretoria. He also obtained a masters degree in International Human Rights and Constitutional Law summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA as a Fulbright Scholar.

In 2002-2003 he was legal researcher to Keir Starmer QC and Richard Hermer in London where he was involved in human rights and constitutional litigation before the Privy Council and UK Court of Appeal.

Adrian has an established dual practice in commerical litigation, on the one hand, and public law, on the other. He has particular interest and experience in administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, contract, company law, insolvency, and forensic law.

He has appeared in the High Courts in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Mahikeng, and Pietermaritzburg, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court on behalf of organs of state, non-governmental organizations, public and private juristic corporate entities and individuals.

Some of the more prominent or reported cases in which he has appeared include:

National Treasury and Another v Opposition to Urban Tolling and Others 2012 (6) SA 223 (CC)
Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance v South African National Roads Agency Limited and Others [2013] 4 All SA 639 (SCA)
Mwenzi Service Station CC v Rustenburg Local Municipality [2015] 1 All SA 315 (SCA)

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011 290-4000
Mobile: 072 697-6796