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Who we are Riaan

Theo Adriaan (Riaan) van Schalkwyk has a BLC degree as well as a LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. Riaan began his career in Law as a Military Law Officer in the SA Air Force. During this time he also did his Ground School for a Private Pilot’s Licence and obtained a Certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation from the Southern California Safety Institute.

He was involved in various aircraft accident investigations. During this time, he also completed his Law School and successfully passed his admission exams as an attorney. Riaan left the SA Air Force after a career of 16 years. At the time he was the Senior Staff Officer (Deputy Director) for Military Prosecutions within the SA National Defence Force and held the rank of Colonel.

Riaan obtained experience in a wide spectrum of civil litigation before practising for his own account from September 2009. He has built up a good client basis which he nurtures and to whom he renders an excellent service.

Who we are Tanya

Tanya van Schalkwyk has a B Iuris as well as a LLB from the University of South Africa.

Tanya began her career as a clerk in the Military Legal Services division, whilst studying part time. After obtaining her B Iuris degree, she became a Military Law Officer (Prosecutor).

At the end of 2005, she left the SA Air Force and in 2006 attended Law School and wrote her admission exams. In that same year, she commenced articles with Dyason Inc, specialising in personal injury. After admission, she remained with Dyason, eventually leaving them as an Associate Attorney to join Riaan in Van Schalkwyk Attorneys.

Tanya has lectured on a part time basis at the University of Pretoria to final year LLB students on Third Party Compensation.


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Date of entry: June 2011 | Date of latest update: March 02, 2012