Personal Assistants

Anne-mie Crawford
Personal Assistant to Collette Julyan

Anna-Mie has been with Simpsons Attorneys since April 2010.

Her primary duties include: acting as the first point of contact for client correspondence and queries; managing diaries; organising meetings and appointments; and assisting with trial preparations.

She is passionate about her position in the firm and proud to be associated with a dynamic and fast-growing team.


Colleen Rouse
Personal Assistant to Collette Julyan

Colleen joined Simpsons Attorneys on 1 March 2019, brining with her extensive experience as a legal secretary.

Her primary duties include document collation for court and trial preparation; client queries and administration; and attending to medico-legal appointment for clients.

Colleen has a strong work ethic and is a person with integrity.



Sonia Killeen
Personal Assistant to Tamlyn Melville

Sonia has over 18 years’ experience as a legal secretary and personal assistant, specialising in high court litigation and personal injury claims which include Road Accident Fund claims and medical negligence.

She joined Simpsons Attorneys in April 2009 and assists Tamlyn Melville with a myriad of duties in the execution of her tasks.

She enjoys working independently and believes in going the extra mile.


Maryke Keyser
Personal Assistant to Tamlyn Melville

Maryke is an independent, hardworking and energetic individual.

She commenced her career at Simpsons Attorneys during 1999 and assists with litigation for Road Accident Fund claims.

She enjoys working independently, taking full responsibility for her work and enjoys the team-orientated and participative decision-making culture that is Simpsons.


Cecile Visser
Personal Assistant to Tamlyn Melville

Cecile brings 22 years’ legal secretarial/assistant experience, which includes general litigation and personal injury litigation for: claims against the Road Accident Fund; slip and fall cases; as well as medical and professional negligence.

She relocated to Cape Town from Gauteng and joined the Simpson Team in January 2019.

Cecile primary duties include assisting with lodging new claims at the RAF, high court litigation and administration relating to claims.  She believes in always giving her best.


Lizel de la Querra
Personal Assistant to Kimberley Ross

Lizel is a qualified Senior Litigation Secretary, Conveyancing Secretary and Paralegal with more than 15 years’ experience specialising in Road Accident Fund matters.

She joined Simpsons Attorneys in May 2013, and her primary duties include dealing with all aspects of third party claims – from opening the files to the finalisation of the matter.

She is extremely hardworking and always tries to assist her clients as best she can.


Leandri Naudé
Personal Assistant to Christo van der Linde

Leandri has been working in the collections department since 2010. Her duties include running the Correspondent Department and assisting Christo van der Linde in the Litigation Department.

She is hardworking and enjoys assisting her clients.

She thrives in a high-paced milieu that offers new challenging environments.


Samantha Phillips
Personal Assistant to Annerine Smit 

Samantha, a kind, passionate and humble individual, has been with Simpsons Attorneys since November 2014.  She is hardworking and takes pride in her work.

Her primary duties include: acting as the first point of contact; dealing with correspondence and phone calls; daily management; scheduling meetings; communication, and minute-taking.


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