Kevin Iles

Date of Call: 2012

Kevin is a general commercial litigator with particular experience in intellectual property. He also practices in the areas of insurance, banking, insolvency, company law, contract, delict, pension funds litigation, administrative law, franchising and consumer protection, insurance and medical negligence.

Kevin has experience as a mediator, arbitrator and has conducted section 417 enquiries under the Insolvency Act. He has recently assisted the curator of VBS Mutual Bank in its recoveries processes, has acted for a number of years on behalf of several of South Africa’s large retail banks and has experience in class action litigation.

Kevin holds BSc(Hons) and LLB degrees from UCT and an LLM from Duke University. He was a clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and a researcher at the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape. He completed articles and practised as an attorney at Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg from 2005 – 2012. 

Kevin has appeared in the following reported matters:

  • Intongo Property Investment (Pty) Ltd and Another v Groenewald and Others 2022 (2) SA 543 (WCC)
  • Groundprobe (Pty) Ltd and Another v Reutech Mining (Pty) Ltd and Others 2021 (3) SA 473 (SCA)
  • Quad Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd v The Sugarless Company (Pty) Ltd and Another 2020 (6) SA 90 (SCA)
  • Discovery Ltd and Others v Liberty Group [2020] 2 All SA 819 (GJ)
  • Beyond Platinum (Pty) Ltd v Ellies Electronics (Pty) Ltd [2020] HIPR 157 (SCA)
  • Bowman Gilfillan Inc and Another: In re: Minister of Transport and Others [2018] 3 All SA 484 (GP)
  • Municipal Employees Pension Fund v Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (Superannuation) and Others 2018 (2) BCLR 157 (CC)
  • Smith v Kit Kat Group (Pty) Ltd (2017) 38 ILJ 483 (LC)
  • Trustco Group International (Pty) Ltd v Vodacom (Pty) Ltd and Another 2017 (5) SA 283 (SCA)
  • Orica Mining Services v Elbroc Mining Products (Pty) Ltd [2017] 2 All SA 796 (SCA)
  • Nkala and Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and Others 2016 (5) SA 240 (GJ)
  • Wallejee and Another v FCSA Organisation Service (Pty) Ltd and Another (2015) 36 ILJ 1943 (LC)
  • SACCAWU obo Makhubela v DBSA; Radebe v DBSA (2014) 35 ILJ 778 (LC)
  • Netcare Hospitals (Pty) Ltd v KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd and Another [2014] 4 All SA 241 (GJ)
  • CK3 LLC v Sun Mark Ltd and Another 2014 BIP 283
  • Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance and Others v The South African National Roads Agency Ltd and Others [2013] 4 All SA 639 (SCA)

 Kevin has written the following legal subject matter:

  • Chapter contributor to Van Blerk Precedents for Applications in Civil Proceedings Juta 2018
  • “Insurance law and HIV” in Motsepe (ed) HIV and the Law in South Africa – A practitioner’s guide 2016 Lexis Nexis
  • Updated the “Property” and “Access to Courts” chapters in Currie & De Waal’s Bill of Rights Handbook 2013 Juta
  • Brümmer‟s false election (2010) 26(1) SAJHR 164
  • Environmental Over-reaction: The Implications of the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety for the African environment and African development” (2007) 14 SAJELP 159
  • A fresh look at limitations: Unpacking section 36 (2007) 23 SAJHR68
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Experimental Use Exemptions in Patent Law on Incentives to Innovate 2005 (4) North-Western Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property 61
  • Limiting socio-economic rights: Beyond the internal limitations clauses (2004) 4 SAJHR 448


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