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Adila Adam and Ruben Pillay, friends and colleagues, are partners with strong interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a passion for the Law. This philosophy has been carried over into the practice where loyalty and long-term relationships with clients are promoted.

Ms. Adila Adam
Mr. Ruben Pillay

Adila Adam Schooled at Springs Secondary School situated in Springs, Mpumalanga from 1991-1994.

Tertiary Education

University of South Africa - a Bachelor of Laws with a Cum laude, the award for the best final Year Law student and a gold medal from the Gauteng Law Society 2006/2007;
Academy of Learning - a Computer and Bookkeeping Diploma with Distinction.

Adila Adam completed her articles of clerkship with Naidoo and Company Inc situated in Durban. She attended the School for Legal Practice, endorsed by the Law Society of South Africa, in 2007, receiving awards as the highest achiever for:

Commercial Contracts
Professional Conduct
Drafting of Contracts
Distinctions and top achiever in every course offered by the School
Top student award for the course Professional Conduct for obtaining a 100%
Most outstanding student in the course Legal Practice (University of South Africa)

Work experience includes:

Commercial Litigation
Legal and litigation consultant - Liquidations
Administration of Deceased Estates
Drafting of contracts and wills
Debt Collections
Matrimonial matters
Civil Litigation
Registration of Trust and Companies

Adila Adam is admitted and a practising attorney on the roll of attorneys with the Law Society of KwaZulu-Natal with the right of appearance in the High Court.


Matriculated in 1992 from Gandhi Desai Secondary in Durban.

Tertiary Education

Completed a Bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Natal Durban in 1996 with majors in Business Economics and Business Administration.
Completed a Bachelor of Law degree from UNISA and attended the school of Practical Legal Training where he received several awards which included the awards for the highest marks in Constitutional Litigation, Forms of Business Enterprise as well as receiving the Outstanding Performance Award.

Mr Pillay started his corporate career at J.P.Morgan Securities in the Finance and Middle Office departments at their Johannesburg offices during their re-entry into the South African Market.

He then moved into the food, hospitality and gaming industry as a franchisee and later as a franchisor and has spent the last 15 years actively involved in all aspects of this industry.

He is currently a partner at G.A.P Attorneys where he specializes in Labour, Property and Commercial Law with specific emphasis on the food,hospitality, gaming and property sectors.



Tharina Naidoo (Professional Assistant)


Matriculated in 2002 from Merebank Secondary School in Durban.

Tertiary Education:

Tharina completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College) in 2006 with majors in Business Management and Legal Studies. Thereafter she went on to complete a Bachelor of Law degree from University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009 and successfully completed Practical Legal Training where she received an award for Outstanding Performance.

Tharina started her career at Eversheds in Johannesburg as a student serving a vacation period. She then went on to serve articles at a Leon Pillay and Associates in Durban. She was admitted to the roll of attorneys in June 2014.

Tharina joined G.A.P ATTORNEYS in May 2015 as a Professional Assistant and currently assists in Commercial, Property and Trust Registration matters.



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