Gavin Rome SC

Date of Call: 1996
Silk: 2016

Prior to joining the Bar, Gavin had several years of commercial litigation experience in the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Ontario.

Gavin served as a member of the Bar Council of the Johannesburg Society Advocates from 2013 to 2016. Since then, he has acted as a Judge of the High Court on several occasions and has delivered a reported judgment on the doctrine of precedent and aspects of insolvency practice reported in the SALR at 2017 (6) 491 (GJ).

Gavin’s practice centres on commercial litigation, including insolvency and business rescue matters, contractual disputes, unlawful competition and shareholders’ oppression matters.

Gavin appeared in the following notable reported matters:

  • Off-Beat Holiday Club and another v Sanbonani Holiday Spa Shareblock Ltd and others 2017 (5) SA 9 (CC)
  • Giddey NO v J C Barnard and Partners 2007 (5) SA 525 (CC)
  • Sackstein NO v Proudfoot SA (Pty) Ltd 2006 (6) SA 358 (SCA)
  • Chetty v Italtile Ceramics Ltd 2013 (3) SA 374 (SCA)
  • EP Property Projects (Pty) Ltd v Registrar of Deeds, Cape Town and another and four related applications 2014 (1) SA 141 (WCC).

He contributed the following publications:

  • South African Chapter in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • ‘O Son of Man, Can these bones live?: The need to resurrect the Commercial Court’ Advocate (Dec 2018) pp 52-56.
  • ‘Corruption: a tale of two countries’ Jewish Report (Mar 2019)

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011 290-4000
Mobile: 083 325-4217