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Plaxedes joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2017 when the Johannesburg Alternative Legal Services (ALT)  practice group was launched. ALT Johannesburg forms part of a market-leading, innovative global team of 350 lawyers, technologists and legal analysts operating across 11 locations.  Plaxedes, a qualified lawyer, practices as a Disputes Manager specialising in managing complex document reviews, on large international and local matters,  She also manages the International Legal Development Programme (ILDP), which offers high-performing legal graduates the opportunity to gain work experience as a Legal Analyst through a structured learning and development programme. During the ILDP recruitment process and in day-to-day interactions, she encourages the team to be mindful of racial, cultural and gender diversity. She was instrumental in establishing the ALT Johannesburg, Social, Diversity, CSR and Mental Health, and Awareness committees. Personally, Plaxedes founded Pink Power, a breast cancer awareness initiative to raise funds for patients who cannot afford treatment.

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