Heather Irvine

Bowmans (Johannesburg)

Heather was admitted as an attorney in 2002, after working as a researcher for Justice Albie Sachs at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa and completing articles with Brink Cohen Le Roux Inc. Heather joined Deneys Reitz Inc (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) in 2003 where she was ultimately appointed head of the African Competition Law team. Heather joined Falcon & Hume Inc in May 2016. She is an external examiner for the University of the Witwatersrand’s Competition law Undergraduate and Masters programmes.

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Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
Norton Rose Fullbright (Sidney)


432 Bulletin

Heather Irvine, Martin Coleman, Nick McHugh The Mauritius Competition Authority follows the UK Competition Authority’s lead in examining banks’ practices in the payment protection insurance and credit life insurance sector (Bank One / Barclays Bank)


Given burgeoning competition law regimes in Africa, international and local African lenders, as well as retailers extending credit, will have to reconsider their approach to offering credit life insurance with their loans in many African jurisdictions. This is evident from recent judgments by (...)

Heather Irvine, Martin Coleman, Nick McHugh The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa recognises right to class actions in competition cases (Children’s Resource Centre Trust / Pioneer Food)


In South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeal has for the first time recognised in principle the availability of class actions to enforce damages claims resulting from practices prohibited under South Africa’s competition act. The judgment represents a fundamental change, because previously South (...)


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