Etienne grew up in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. He obtained both his B. Iuris and LLB degrees from the University of the Free State in 1987 and 1990 respectively.

He started his articles of clerkship in December 1989 with Symington and de Kok and was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer in 1992.

He remained with Symington and de Kok throughout and was appointed as a partner in 1995, which position he held until August 2020, before moving  to Mossel Bay.

He has extensive experience in general conveyancing and bond registrations, commercial contracts, property developments, property transfers through estate agents and liquor licenses.

He is currently utilising his extensive knowledge of the law to head up our firms High Court litigation department.

Etienne is a keen golfer, a passionate traveler, and avid sports lover, but, above all, a dedicated family man to his wife Esmè and sons Ettienne and Wian who are both living abroad.