Michelle Naidoo

Practising Attorney


Michelle’s career in labour law began when she was appointed as an Associate to a Judge of the Labour Court in November 1999. Michelle was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002. She has 18 years’ experience as a practicing Attorney specialising in Employment and Labour Law. Michelle is a seasoned legal representative and Chairperson of disciplinary/appeal and grievance hearings. Before establishing her own law firm, M.N Attorneys, Michelle was a partner at Rocher Attorneys and a Director: Employment & Labour Law for 10 years at the law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa.


BA (Law) University of Natal

LLB University of Natal

Professional Affiliations:

Legal Practice Council (LPC)

South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW)


Business Women of the Year: Regional Achiever Award Finalist, Professional category, awarded by the Business Women’s Association of South Africa (2012)

Acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa (2013)

President of the Kwazulu-Natal chapter of the South African Society for Labour Law (2011 – 2013)

Conference speaker at both SASLAW National Conference and SALGA National Conference (2013)

3-year appointment as Panelist: Investigations and Disciplinary Committee for the Legal Practice Council, KZN (2019)