Conlon & Associates Company Profile
Our mission at Conlon and Associates is to provide the East London community, as well as correspondent firms, with quality legal services as well as general legal guidance. Borne out of a desire to attract and maintain clients, and to support the community, we boast a range of specialised legal services to suit the needs of the public at large.
Laila Conlon BComm LLB – Director
Laila studied at the universities of Fort Hare and Rhodes. In 2004 she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BComm) wherein she majored in Law and Economics. Subsequent thereto and in 2007, Laila Conlon completed her postgraduate law degree and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).
During her years of study, Laila Conlon worked both in a local law firm, as a candidate attorney, and thereafter in the legal department of the local council, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. Subsequent to obtaining her law degree, she proceeded to complete her articles with one of East London’s longest standing firms, Gravett Schoeman Incorporated, and remained in their employ until 2011. After being admitted to practice as an Attorney, she received her Right of Appearance in the High Court in 2010.
Apart from her educational achievements, Laila has been voted as one of the Top 100 Women in Business in East London, by the Border Kei Chamber of Business, and was a finalist in the 2015 Business Woman’s Association Achiever Awards in the category of Emerging Entrepreneur.
Arisha studied at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) in 2010.
After finalising her studies, Arisha completed her articles and practiced as a Professional Assistant at Neville Borman & Botha Attorneys, a firm established in 1961. Thereafter Arisha practiced and managed the firm Nolte Smit Incorporated in Grahamstown from January 2014 to January 2016. During this time, Arisha undertook and handled various matters on behalf of the Standard Bank of South Africa, the Road Accident Fund, as well as on behalf of the Office of the State Attorney.
After being admitted to practice as an Attorney, she received her Right of Appearance in the High Court in 2013.
Andre Du Plessis BA LLB – Associate
Andre completed his studies at Stellenbosch University in 1992 when he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees.
Andre worked in partnership with a number of prestigious firms after relocating to the Eastern Cape, before finally opening his own boutique law firm specialising in conveyancing matters.
Andre is an admitted Attorney and Conveyancer of the Cape High Court, Bhisho High Court, and Eastern Cape High Court.
Tarryn Young LLB – Associate
Tarryn studied at the University of Fort Hare in East London and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) in May 2010.
After finalising her studies, Tarryn completed her articles at Gravett Schoeman Incorporated, where she was employed until January 2012.
Tarryn heads up our Wills and Administration of Estate Department, as well as our Property Sales Division (see more at ConlonProp)