Meet The Team

JP Louw

J.P. obtained BCom and LLB degrees from North-West University in 2015 and 2017.

He completed his articles in Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney in 2019.

J.P.’s professional interests include commercial law, family law and labour law.

He joined Le Roux Attorneys as a civil litigation associate in 2023, where he specialises in commercial and residential evictions.

J.P. proudly hails from Upington and loves the outdoors.

JP louw

Samantha van Straaten (In Memoriam)

Samantha graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2018 and completed her articles of clerkship at a Cape Town law firm specialising in Personal Injury Law and Medical Malpractice. 

Samantha was admitted as an Attorney in 2021 whereafter she joined the Le Roux Attorneys Inc. team as a Litigation Associate. She practices in civil litigation with a primary focus on commercial and residential evictions and is a qualified notary public. 

Samantha is passionate about law and utilises her natural competitive drive and tenacity to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients.

Samantha passed away in a car accident in February 2023. We honour her legacy

Samantha van Straaten

Willem Le Roux

Willem attended Netscope IT Training college in 2001, where he obtained various qualifications in software development, web development, network architecture and design. After applying these skills at various companies as well as for his own account, he moved to London where his focus shifted to the financial services sector. During this time, he gained experience in structured tax solutions, which included special purpose entities to minimise the tax liability of foreign nationals.

Willem later returned to South Africa and obtained degrees in commerce and law from Stellenbosch University in 2007 and 2009 respectively. At university, he was chairman of the Law Students’ Society, a member of the Law Faculty Council, chairman of the Students’ Representative Council and a member of the University Council. In 2008, Willem had an audience with the Dalai Lama at his residence in India and in 2009 he became an alumnus of the “Brightest Young Minds” initiative.

In 2010 Willem attended the School for Legal Practice and joined the Rose Street Chambers as a candidate attorney in June of the same year. Willem was admitted as an attorney in 2011. In 2012, he started the immigration division at Ashman Attorneys, the firm where he became a partner in 2013.  In 2014, he left Ashman Attorneys to found Le Roux Attorneys Inc.

Ezelle Beukes

Ezelle received her National Diploma in Journalism from the Cape Town Peninsula University of Technology in 2012. She went on to work for one of South Africa’s leading media houses.

After becoming a mom, she decided to make a career change and joined the Le Roux Attorneys team in 2016.

With the skills learnt during her time as a journalist, her hardworking and passionate nature and her people skills, she excels in her position as a Front of House Receptionist. Ezelle also assists the attorneys with various immigration litigation and civic matters.