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Louis Rood is a Consultant of Fairbridges Wertheim Becker in the Litigation Department. He holds the degrees of BA LLB from the University of Cape Town and was admitted as an attorney in 1975 and a partner of the firm in 1981. He served as Chair of the firm from 2005 to 2015.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation including intellectual property disputes, land use claims, damages actions, credit law and insurance in the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrates Court.
Over 40 of his articles have been published in various law journals, and he has appeared in panel discussions on national radio and television. More than 30 of his book reviews of legal works have been published. He was general editor of the firm’s Law Letter for 27 years.
Louis is Chairman of the Library Committee of the Cape Law Society. In 2012 he received an Award in Recognition of a Lifetime Contribution to the Profession from the Cape Law Society.
He has served as a board member for 13 years of the international network of independent law firms, TerraLex, and as its Regional Vice-Chair for Africa & Middle-East. He is one of only two recipients of the TerraLex Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2013 was named TerraLex Lawyer of the Year.