Pauline Kumlehn Partner

Cape Town


BA (cum laude) (University of KwaZulu-Natal), LLB (UNISA), LLM (UNISA)

Specialisations and Interests

Pauline is a Partner in Shipping & Logistics (including Customs @ Wylie) at Shepstone & Wylie’s Cape Town office. She specializes in maritime law and litigation as well as customs related work.

In relation to maritime law, she practices both “wet” and “dry” work relating to admiralty litigation, including the enforcement of maritime claims in South Africa, judicial sales and matters consequent to casualties (including access to and preservation of evidence).

Litigation experience includes administrative litigation applications relating to state owned entities and other government departments, including the Minister of Transport and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

As part of the firm’s Customs team, her practice has over recent years expanded to providing advice to clients at various levels of the supply chain, including importers, exporters, clearing agents and manufacturers. She has also dealt with various applications such as tariff applications and related disputes submitted to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and, where required, aids clients in progressing litigation against SARS in relation to various disputes.

Pauline is an admitted Conveyancer and holds membership both with the Maritime Law Association of South Africa (MLA) and WISTA (South Africa).