Liesl Williams

Head of Public Interest Law, South Africa
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8964
Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8964
Liesl Williams

Liesl Williams

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Biography

Liesl is a commercial lawyer and the co-head of the Social Impact team with Candice Pillay. In this role, she is responsible for the firm's pro bono and social investment programmes.

After obtaining her Bcomm and LLB degrees at Rhodes University, Liesl completed her articles at the Norton Rose Fulbright, as well as two years of post-articles service, before leaving to take up a position at Cell C where she spent four and a half years gaining valuable telecoms experience.

NGO law and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment are Liesl's primary focus areas in her practice. In addition, Liesl manages the internal team that delivers the firm's BEE scorecard.

Liesl is a member of the TrustLaw Pro Bono Advisory Council. TrustLaw is the global pro bono programme of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and a member of the Law Society of South Africa's pro bono committee.


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Knowledge

Human rights: Global ESG portal

Publication | May 18, 2020

National Wills week

Publication | September 20, 2019

National Wills week

Video | September 18, 2019