KAWT is full service law firm with offices in Bryanston, Sandton, with easy access from the N1 Highway. We also work in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ and High Courts.
We are innovative, reliable and efficient, with clients ranging from individuals to large companies listed on international exchanges.
The firm was established out of a desire of its two founding partners (Anya Kurdziel-Audagnotti and Denis Warren–Tangney) to create a pleasant, friendly and yet professional environment for clients, while maintaining affordability.
We place great importance on delivering high-quality legal solutions in the following areas:

• Commercial Litigation
• Commercial Mediation
• Debt Collections
• Drafting of Contracts
• Labour law
• High Court and Magistrates Court Litigation
• Family matters, Divorces and Matrimonial Mediations
• Liquor Licenses
• Correspondent/ Locum work


One of the founding principles of the firm is that we feel that most firms are a little alienated from their clients and their clients’ businesses. We aim to be different. We understand the financial imperatives of running a business and want to assist you in getting to resolution of matters without simply running up costs.

Both Anya & Denis are accredited mediators, and are thus able to offer a simple solution where it may not be practical to sue, in the form of mediation. We will arrange a meeting of the parties involved, and agree a way forward to settlement of the matter. This is not always successful, but is a very tidy way of dealing with matters that should not be litigated in Court due to the quantum of the claim.

In addition to the above, we offer a skilled debt collection service, whereby we are able to take a debt collection matter all the way to trial should it be necessary. We will always seek a costs order to protect our client, which means in effect that our client will recover a portion of their legal fees from the debtor.

Furthermore, when settling a matter once litigation has commenced, we will ensure that your rights are protected, seek to make the settlement an order of Court (as we would with a mediation agreement) and will always seek to clarify the issue of costs; the debtor must pay if he is in default!

We also offer a full contract drafting service. No matter how simplistic the deal may be, if it is business, we honestly believe that you should protect yourself by having a sound agreement in place. We have, over several years, had occasion to act for numerous parties who have not had adequate agreements in place, and ultimately, we are then faced with the situation where the legal costs of defending a poor agreement outweigh the costs of having a sound agreement in place from the start.

Finally, we assist with Matrimonial matters, like a Divorces, Children’s Court matters or Maintenance, where we will strive to get the best possible result for you while guiding you and keeping you informed throughout the whole process to elevate the stress that the matters bring naturally to the fore.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries that you may have and we will endeavor to provide you with a solution most practical and cost efficient.

Meet the team

Anya Kurdziel – Audagnotti

(Director) B Proc; AdvDip Labour Law

Anya is an admitted attorney in the High Court of South Africa. She has completed her BProc as well as an advanced Diploma in Labour Law and is an accredited Court Mediator. After having completed her degree of BProc she was articled under well respected attorneys in the field of Commercial and Civil Litigation as well as Collections.
Anya ran her own practice for a period of 8 years which mainly focused on Debt Collections, Family Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation as well as Labour Law. She trained 5 candidate attorneys during that period, who now are successful and admitted attorneys and legal advisors.
Anya was invited to act as a Magistrate at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court where she gained experience as a Trial Magistrate in various civil litigation issues including motor vehicle accident claims, Childrens’s Court as well as the Domestic Violence and Maintenance Court.

Denis Warren-Tangney

(Director) Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng & Cape) 

B Proc LLB (Postgraduate) (Wits) Postgraduate certificate: Medical Law & Ethics (Edinburgh); Certificate in Governance, Risk & Ethics.

After commencing his articles of clerkship in 1990, a period of employment in the commercial sector as a legal advisor ensued, culminating in an appointment as Assistant General Counsel: Africa for a multi-national company with its head office in New York.
During his career, various articles were written by Denis, most notably an article on the Duties of Trustees, which was published in “Cover” (the Insurance Industry magazine) in 2003.
In 1992/3, he was a part of a group tasked with discussing the soon-to-be Equality Clause of our Constitution.
On invitation of the then minister of finance, Mr. Trevor Manuel, Denis participated in the focus group responsible for the re-drafting of retirement fund legislation.
Denis has extensive experience in the drafting of contracts and delivers presentations to various enterprises on the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, the Protection of Personal Information Act, as well as talks to schools on Social Media, in addition to legislation having an impact on the Commercial Sector.
His areas of practice are Commercial Consulting, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Law, Insurance Law, Employee Benefit/Group Risk Law and Social Media Law, and he has significant experience in the legal aspects of the downstream petroleum and coal mining industries.

Rachel Pillay

(Consultant Attorney) LLB

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa  (Gauteng)

Rachel obtained her LLB degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012.
She completed her articles of clerkship at Thomson Wilks Inc in 2013. During her period of articles, Rachel gained experience in Magistrate and High Court Civil and Commercial Litigation, Debt Collection, Administration of Deceased Estates, and drafting of Contracts.
Rachel was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in January 2014 after which she was employed as a Professional Assistant until she joined KAWT Inc as a Consultant in February 2015.
Rachel’s areas of practice are: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Administration of Deceased Estates, Drafting and Registration of Wills and Trusts, Registration of Companies and all associated documents and Contract Law.

Penny Viljoen

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng)

Penny Viljoen is an Attorney of the High Court, and is currently completing a term on the Bench in Randburg Magistrates’ Court, Criminal division. She has vast experience in criminal law, as well as civil litigation, having worked as a locum/correspondent attorney for several years.

Pravina Rughoo-Nandan

Attorney, Notary and Coveyancer

Pravina Rughoo-Nandan is an Attorney, Notary and Coveyancer, and has vast experience in the fields of civil litigation and commercial law. She is responsible for the conveyancing practice, and has served a term as an Acting Magistrate, where she put her skills in civil litigation to good use.

Caitlin Tangney

LLB (Pretoria)

Candidate Attorney

Caitlin obtained her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2014. During her student career she was involved in Moot Court as well as various Law House initiatives. She is currently serving her articles at Kurdziel-Audagnotti, Warren-Tangney Attorneys and gaining experience in litigation, family law and contract law.

Calvin Viljoen


Candidate Attorney

Calvin obtained his BA Law and LLB Degrees from the University of Johannesburg in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

He is currently serving his articles at Kurdziel-Audagnotti, Warren-Tangney Inc and is gaining experience in various aspects of law, including the law of contract, family law, property law, debt collection and litigation.

Marlize Myburgh

Office Manager

Marlize obtained her Legal Secretary/Paralegal National Diploma at the Roodepoort College in 2005.  After graduating, she gained practical experience working for members of the Bar of Advocates, Weber Attorneys, and joined Anya at AKA Attorneys.

During the time she gained experience in debt collection and general litigation, and is now responsible for the day-to-day running of the front office at KAWT.

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