Raquel Carvalheira


Raquel was called to the Johannesburg Bar in 2012 and joined Group One in 2017. Raquel graduated from Wits University with a BA LL.B degree in 2007 and subsequently her LL.M by dissertation in Labour Law in 2011. Raquel has taught various law subjects over the years at the University of the Witwatersrand including Mercantile law, Family Law, Succession and Roman Law.

Raquel has a particular interest in Commercial Law, Contract Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wills and Estates matters, Property Law, Insurance Law, Eviction matters, Insolvency Law and related fields.

Raquel has appeared in the High Court, the Labour Court, and Magistrates Court. She has acted on behalf of banks, mining houses, law firms, insurers and a range of individual and corporate clients.

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

  • Nedbank Ltd v Thompson and another 2014 (5) SA 392 (GJ)
  • Ninval Properties (Pty) Limited v Minnaar and three similar cases [2014] JOL 32400 (GSJ)
  • Nkala and others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and others (Treatment Action Campaign NPC and another as amici curiae) [2016] 3 All SA 233 (GJ)
  • ABSA Bank Ltd v Njolomba and another and related
    matters [2018] 2 All SA 328 (GJ)

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011 290-4000
Mobile: 082 407-4241
Email: raquelc@law.co.za