Henry van der Westhuizen

Associate: Business Advisory, Commercial & Insolvency
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Henry is an admitted solicitor in Australia and South Africa with experience in excess of 9 years.  He joined the Murfett Legal Team in October 2018 in the commercial and insolvency departments.  Henry was promoted to the position of Associate at the firm in August 2020.

Having worked with financial and banking institutions, government departments, start-up companies, liquidators and bankruptcy trustees, Henry offers extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial, insolvency and business advisory areas of law.

Henry is fluent in Afrikaans and has a keen interest in sport and music. In addition, he is an activist for animal rights and in future wishes to promote animal care and welfare in Western Australia.


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areas of expertise

  • Contract reviews and advice
  • Drafting a wide variety of contracts
  • Commercial matters & advice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) matters
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset protection and structuring
  • Liquidation
  • Voluntary Administration, including the drafting of Deeds of Company Arrangements
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Personal Insolvency Agreements
  • Claims against directors/individuals of insolvent companies
  • Claims by Insolvency Practitioners
  • Restructuring
  • General insolvency advice
  • Negotiations with creditors
  • Securitisation including PPSA/PPSR
  • Wills and estates


  • Admitted Supreme Court of NSW (October 2018)
  • University of Sydney, Law Extension Course (April 2018)
  • Conveyancer – Western Cape High Court, South Africa (February 2013)
  • Notary Public – Western Cape High Court, South Africa (February 2012)
  • Attorney – Western Cape High Court, South Africa (February 2012)
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Stellenbosch (2009)


  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Restructuring & Insolvency Network Western Australia (RINWA) - Committee member