- The Board of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC is pleased to announce that Judge Malcolm Wallis has accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of the Association.
- Judge Wallis was born in Durban and studied at the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) (UKZN) where he obtained the degrees BComm, LLB (cum laude) and PhD. He is an honorary professor of law at UKZN and at the University of the Free State.
- Judge Wallis was admitted as an advocate in 1973 and took silk in 1985. He practised as an advocate until his appointment as a Judge of the High Court. While in practice, Judge Wallis was chairperson of the Natal Bar from 1991 to 1993. He subsequently, from 1994 to 1997, served as chairperson of the General Council of the Bar (GCB). Later, he co-chaired the Barristers Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is an honorary president of the GCB and an honorary member of the Australian Bar Association. Judge Wallis is further an honorary bencher of the Honourable Society of Kings Inns in Dublin.
- As an advocate, Judge Wallis appeared in a vast number of important cases. Many of these cases culminated in reported judgments. They cover wide areas such as commercial law, public law, labour law and maritime law.
- On 1 January 2009, Judge Wallis was appointed as a Judge of the High Court. Six months later, he was invited to act in the Supreme Court of Appeal. Judge Wallis was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeal on 1 June 2011 and sat as a Judge in that Court until his retirement last year. He has authored and co-authored a myriad of significant judgments.
- Judge Wallis is the author of Labour and Employment Law (Butterworths, 1992) and The Associated Ship and South African Admiralty Jurisdiction (Siberlnk, 2010). He is also the author of the section on “Courts and Tribunals” of LAWSA, 2017. He has written several articles in law journals.
P F Rossouw SC
Chair: Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC