ABOUT RN INC.
At RN Incorporated, we have dedicated ourselves to construction, building and engineering law.
We ensured that we possess expert knowledge in the associated fields of insurance, commercial, property and contract law to deliver a bespoke service to our clients.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we have been able to tailor our services to all role players in the built environment from the feasibility phase to project close out and defects liability phase. We deal with projects in most sectors, including Transport, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Commercial & Residential Property, Energy & Oil & Gas.
We are very aware of the prohibitive cost of expert legal advice and as a result, we have purposefully kept the firm as streamlined as possible in order to deliver the best value proposition to our clients.
We have achieved this by compiling an elite team of legal counsel, technical consultants and expert witnesses and by forming strategic alliances with other bespoke legal, financial and building services firms as well as freelance professionals.
We believe in approaching all matters in a practical, cost effective and, as far as possible, non-litigious manner with an elite team of aptly qualified and experienced professionals to find a workable solution that is in the best interest of our clients.
The firm operates as an unlimited liability company and currently has only one director, Roelf Nel.
We have local partner firms in Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Kenya and operate seamlessly in these jurisdictions.
The firm was founded by Roelf Nel.
He obtained his LLB degree Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria in 2002, following which he went on to complete his articles at one of the larger litigation firms in the Western Cape. During 2005 he moved back to Pretoria where he practiced as a professional assistant at a leading Pretoria criminal law firm.
During 2007, he moved to Markram Incorporated where he practiced as an Associate in, what was then, a niche construction and engineering law firm.
Roelf specializes in Construction and Engineering Law. He focuses on equipping individuals and entities to avoid most arbitration and litigation proceedings, to avoid delays and to proactively deal with disputes. All of this is achieved by effectively managing the building contract.
Roelf is regularly involved in arbitration and litigation proceedings acting for both employers and con- tractors.
He also advises professionals on all aspects of service delivery and their contractual and delictual obligations towards all project stakeholders.
Roelf has successfully completed the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) mediation training and is a firm believer of the mediation process he was appointed to the RICS presidents’ panel of Mediators during 2016.
He presents CPD accredited training on the JBCC, FIDIC, NEC and GCC contract suites to professionals in the built environment on behalf of the JBCC, RICS, the Pretoria, Gauteng, Western and Eastern Cape, Free State and KZN Institutes of Architects, the Architects Association of Botswana and to Master Builders South Africa North.
Roelf serves as mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator on the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) president’s list and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and an Associate member of SAICE and the Association of Arbitrators.
He regularly advises employers and contractors on contract placing strategy, which includes the drafting of project specific documents and additions and amendments to standard form building and construction contracts, sub-contracts, guarantees, sureties and professional services agreements.
During his time at Markram Incorporated, he regularly dealt with Professional Indemnity insurers and often advises on both internal and external project risk and the appropriate cover