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Adrian Pole studied law at the University of Natal (Howard College), where he served on the Students’ Representative Council and Law Students’ Council. After graduation with a BA.LLB, he spent a period working in the human rights non-governmental sector before attending the Law Society’s School for Legal Practice in 1995. Adrian Pole served his articles at Henwood, Britter & Caney, and was admitted as an attorney in 1997. In 1999, he travelled to the United Kingdom, and worked for a period as a foreign qualified lawyer in Canterbury and London.

In 2001, Adrian Pole obtained a Masters Degree in Environment and Development (UNP), which was awarded cum laude and with a Dean’s commendation. Adrian Pole completed a Master of Laws (Environmental Law) degree in 2014. His mini-dissertation critiquing the regulation of sharks internationally and nationally is available here: ‘Sharks on the menu’

Between 2002 and 2004, Adrian Pole practised as an environmental justice attorney at the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in Durban, before joining Rob Menzies & Associates as a Director.

Adrian Pole has been specialising in environmental law since 2001, and established his own practice in 2005. He currently practices out of offices in Assagay, near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Adrian is also a SAATCA registered auditor.