Abu Bakr Omar

Admission to Society of Advocates: 2019


BA (English), (2009-2011) (University of Johannesburg);   LLB (2012-2013) (University of Johannesburg)

Areas of Practice: Commercial, Contracts, Criminal, Customary, Employment, Insolvency, Labour, Tax

Cel: 072-539-1133 Tel: 011-263-8900


Abu Bakr was called to the Bar in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Johannesburg. Prior to the Bar, Abu Bakr practiced in the tax consultancy division of a multinational financial services firm, as well as an attorney at a boutique law firm in Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

During his time as an attorney, Abu Bakr advised clients on a range of issues, including employment disputes, mining and environmental law disputes, land right disputes, customary and Muslim marriage disputes, and criminal law.

Abu Bakr maintains a general commercial practice, with a preference for labour disputes, judicial reviews (both under PAJA and the Doctrine of Legality), tax-related disputes & insolvency matters.

Abu Bakr has appeared in various divisions of the High Courts including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northern Cape and the Western Cape, the Labour Court, and as junior counsel in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Constitutional Court.

Recent / Major Cases:

-Mohamed and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others (21402/20) [2020] ZAGPPHC 120; [2020] 2 All SA 844 (GP); 2020 (7) BCLR 865 (GP); 2020 (5) SA 553 (GP) (30 April 2020)

-Umcebo Properties (Pty) Limited and Another v Mokwena and Others (5526/19) [2020] ZAMPMHC 31 (22 July 2020)

-President of the RSA and Another v Womens Legal Centre Trust and Others; Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v Faro and Others; and Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v Esau and Others (612/19) [2020] ZASCA 177; [2021] 1 All SA 802 (SCA); 2021 (2) SA 381 (SCA) (18 December 2020)

– The State v Thulsie Brendon & Thulsie Tony-Lee [2021] ZAGPJHC (114/2017)

-Save The Maize Belt Society v Member of the Executive Council of the Mpumalanga Provincial Government responsible for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land, and Environmental Affairs and Others (1029/2019) [2021] ZAMPMBHC 16 (11 May 2021)

– South African National Christian Forum and Others v Minister of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs; Muslim Lawyers Association and Others v South African Police Services and Others; Solidariteit Helpende Hand NPC and Others v Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Freedom of Religion South Africa NPC v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Others [2021] ZAGPJHC 866 (13 December 2021)

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