Hercules Wessels

Associate


EDUCATION

BA(LLB), LLB (Stellenbosch)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Environmental Law Association of South Africa (member)
Global Alliance for Rights of Nature (youth ambassador)

Hercules is a qualified attorney and gained commercial and general litigation experience during his articles at BDP Attorneys, a medium sized law firm in Durbanville, after which he made the move to Cullinan & Associates as an associate in February 2019 in order to pursue his passion and promote the interests which environmental law seeks to protect. He is also a member of the Environmental Law Association and a Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature. Hercules is also the Founder of Open Drawer, a legal tech startup which aims to improve access to information in South Africa, information which allows citizens to enforce and protect their Constitutional Rights.

His experience includes providing advice to individual and corporate clients, drafting and responding to appeals against environmental authorisations, undertaking due diligence studies, identifying legal risks, conducting environmental legal compliance audits, drafting legal registers and assisting with litigious regarding environmental-, administrative- law and information law.