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Ms. Neo Talane

Head of the Labour and Employment Department at the firm’s Johannesburg office.


Ms. Neo Motshegare is the Head of the Labour and Employment department at DM5, bringing over 13 years of extensive experience to her role.

With a broad expertise in Labour and Employment Law, Ms. Motshegare excels in chairing and initiating disciplinary and grievance hearings, conducting thorough investigations into allegations of misconduct, and adeptly representing clients in contentious dismissal claims and navigating, at times, complex litigation at bodies such as the CCMA, various Bargaining Councils and the Labour Court.

Throughout her career, Ms. Motshegare has been a pivotal figure in various legal proceedings, where her insights have been invaluable. She provides strategic guidance on matters ranging from small- to large-scale retrenchments to drafting and negotiating a variety of employment related contracts.

Her expertise extends to providing nuanced counsel on disciplinary management and grievance resolution, where she tackles sensitive issues such as sexual harassment, unfair discrimination, and performance concerns with finesse and diligence.

Ms. Motshegare’s contributions have been instrumental in ensuring her clients receive comprehensive legal support and effective representation in all aspects of Labour and Employment Law.


LLB (University of Pretoria)