At Duff & Associates Attorneys and Notaries we pride ourselves on our team’s family-value cost-effective and result-orientated approach to each matter. Our dedicated team strive to ensure that every one of our clients enjoys the best possible legal service across the spectrum of our professional’s various speciality areas, as well as affording us the opportunity to render affordable, quality legal services. We are proud to advise that our team has grown recently, and our complement of professional, administrative and support staff includes:

    • Andrew Duff – Senior Partner
    • Celeste Olckers – Associate Attorney
    • Hazel Nhlapo – Candidate Attorney


Andrew established Andrew Duff Attorneys in September 2010 but has been practising for his own account for 14 years as of 2023.

Andrew completed a B.Com (Law) degree from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) in 2004, whereafter he completed his LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2006.

He started his professional career as a Candidate Attorney at Blake Bester Incorporated. After leaving Blake Bester, he elected to start Andrew Duff Attorneys (“ADA”) and its various iterations have led to Duff & Associates (“D&A”) (as of March 2023), in order to ensure that his personal touch and work ethic was experienced by all clients of the firm, and that this ethos was represented in all arenas.

Andrew has acquired extensive experience and provides specialised legal services in the following areas: commercial drafting, contract and corporate law, commercial and civil litigation, labour law, family and divorce law. He is incredibly proud of his 100%-win record in the Supreme Court of Appeal.


Cell: 082 474 4086



Celeste Completed her LLB Degree in 2019 and joined Duff & Associates Attorneys in 2019 as a Candidate Attorney. Prior to completing her studies Celeste worked as a junior and senior secretary at two firms being Edward Nathan Sonnenberg (“ENS”) and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer. It was during these years as a legal secretary and legal support staff members, that she decided to embark on her LLB degree which she consequently completed with distinction.

Prior to finding employment with Duff & Associates (“D&A”), Celeste provided administrative assistance to underprivileged individuals struggling in our court system. Having now completed her vocational training programme (‘articles”) over the past 2 years, and consequent to her recent admission as a legal practitioner (including admission to the High Court), D&A appointed her as an Associate at the firm.

 Celeste has experienced in the following legal areas:

    • Litigation matters;
    • Debt collection matters
    • Body Corporate debt matters;
    • Liquidation matters;
    • Criminal matters
    • Commercial matters;
    • Family law matters; and
    • Medical negligence matters.

 Celeste is also proud of the extensive correspondent practice that she has managed with Andrew’s assistance during her articles and continually seeks to provide superior legal assistance to colleagues outside of the D&A jurisdiction.


Cell: 073 547 4212


Hazel Nhlapho joined the team at Duff & Associates in August 2020.

She started her career in the legal field in supporting roles at Stemela & Lubbe Attorneys where she worked closely with both directors at the time and acquiring invaluable experience in the litigation field for over 5 years. She went on to work at DLG Legal Services thereafter Malowa Attorneys Incorporated.

She has assisted in litigation matters, collections, debt review, establishment and registration of trusts, Hazel is an all-rounder, highly committed and dedicated to becoming a competent legal professional.


Cell: 072 062 9525

011 463 7477




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