Deniro Pillay

Director
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

Durban
South Africa
T:+27 31 582 5612
Durban
South Africa
T:+27 31 582 5612
Deniro Pillay

Deniro Pillay

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Biography

Deniro is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in Durban.

Deniro's areas of focus are

  • Professional indemnity litigation – he acts for doctors, lawyers, auditors and accountants, insurance brokers, engineers and quantity surveyors and their professional indemnity insurers;
  • Medical law and malpractice litigation – he acts for private hospital groups in South Africa and their public liability insurers, as well as the National Department of Health, South Africa and three of its provincial departments;
  • Administrative law – he acts for various corporate clients in respect of tender reviews against government departments and parastatals.

He regularly presents seminars and training workshops for clients, with a particular focus on professional indemnity and public liability insurance in the medical and construction sectors.

Deniro obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 2006 and Master of Laws (LLM-Business Law) degree in 2008 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

He is an admitted attorney, conveyancer and notary public of the High Court of South Africa.


Professional experience

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2006, LLB - University of KwaZulu Natal

2008, LLM - University of KwaZulu Natal

  • Attorney qualified in the Republic of South Africa 2010
  • Notary Public and Conveyancer 2010
  • Deniro is acting on behalf of several private hospital groups and their public liability insurers in respect of defending medical negligence claims which exceed ZAR1 billion in total value.
  • Deniro is one of the lead lawyers of the NRFSA team acting on behalf of a provincial Department of Health in South Africa in respect of defending medical negligence claims which exceed ZAR5 billion in total value.
  • Deniro is the lead lawyer of the NRFSA team acting on behalf of two provincial Departments of Health in South Africa in respect of defending medical negligence claims which exceed ZAR2 billion in total value.
  • Deniro is acting on behalf of a leading civil and structural engineering firm and its professional indemnity insurer in respect of defending a ZAR20.9 million professional negligence claim.
  • Deniro is acting on behalf of an auditing firm and its professional indemnity insurer in respect of defending a ZAR12 million professional negligence claim.
  • Deniro is acting on behalf of several medical specialist and their professional indemnity insurers in respect of HPCSA complaints and disciplinary inquiries.
  • Deniro is acting on behalf of several auditors and their professional indemnity insurers in respect of IRBA complaints.

October 2018 - Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot and NRF Health Law Pulse: "Covering doctors have an immediate legal duty of care to patients" https://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/author/deniropillay/

 

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