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Ingrid Lewin


  • Arbitration
  • Disciplinary Enquiry
  • Facilitation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Ingrid was admitted as an attorney in 1987 having completed her articles of clerkship at the Legal Resources Centre. Since 1989 she has specialized and worked exclusively in the field of labour law and the management of industrial relations and disputes.

She has been involved, at the most advanced level (Acting Judge in the Labour Court and Senior Convening Commissioner (Gauteng Province) CCMA), in industrial dispute resolution and prevention.

Through her experience as an independent mediator, arbitrator and trainer as senior commissioner (CCMA as well as various private and public sector bargaining councils) and as a senior panellist for Tokiso, a private dispute resolution agency, she has been exposed to, been engaged in and trained, at the highest level, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, facilitation, conflict resolution, collective bargaining and negotiation skills. She has trained CCMA and bargaining council commissioners and officials, managers, employees, shop stewards and trade union officials on these processes as well as on other aspects of labour law and practice (including, but not limited to, employment equity, how to prepare, participate in and chair disciplinary and performance enquiries, conciliations and arbitrations).

She was the first chairperson of the SA Sports Commission Dispute Resolution Centre. She has held positions of President and Vice President of the South African Society of Labour Law (SASLAW) (Gauteng Province and National Committee respectively) by her peers in recognition of her achievements in the field of labour law and industrial relations.

Ingrid’s awards and judgments have been published in South Africa’s two major labour law journals and her articles have been published in industrial relations publications. She was managing editor and editor of two publications (IMSSA Arbitration Digest and Employment Law) until they were taken over by Butterworths (now Lexis Nexis) and is also a contributor to Contemporary Labour Law).

Ingrid is based in Durban.