Terry Winstanley is a director and national practice head of our Environmental practice. Terry is one of the leading environmental lawyers in South Africa. She has wide experience in environmental law and policy in Southern Africa in a field in which she has worked exclusively for the last 17 years. Her commercial clients are drawn from the energy, petro-chemicals, forestry, pulp and paper, mining and manufacturing sectors. Her government clients include national, provincial and local governments including those of Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Terry was the president of the Environmental Law Association of South Africa until recently and is currently the Chairperson of the Associated Law Societies of South Africa's Committee on Environmental law.
Terry completed her articles in Durban in 1991. She worked in a large corporate law firm in Durban where she co-founded the first dedicated environmental and planning law department in South Africa before establishing a boutique environmental law firm based in Cape Town, through which entity she practiced for 11 years. She joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a director in 2008.
The Legal 500, EMEA series 2009 and 2010 has named Terry as "one of South Africa's foremost environmental disputes specialists". In 2014 Terry was a recommended lawyer in Mining.