Safiyah Ebrahim Cook is an attorney and insolvency practitioner who obtained her LL B at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2005. In 2006 Safiyah enrolled for an LL M in company law at the University of Witwatersrand, with the subject of her LL M dissertation being “Directors duties: do they extend to stakeholders?”. Safiyah obtained her LL M degree in August 2007.
In March 2008, Safiyah started her career in law as a candidate attorney at Johannesburg attorneys firm Sim & Botsi Attorneys Incorporated. Between June and December 2009 she attended the School for Legal Practice (PLT) full time.
Safiyah joined the firm in June 2010, where she first practiced as a professional assistant, then as an associate and, since July 2017, as director and head of commercial litigation. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court on 15 February 2011.
In 2014, Safiyah read an insolvency course at the law faculty of the University of Pretoria, aimed at persons involved in the administration of insolvent estates, which she passed cum laude. She is, since 2015, an active insolvency practitioner on the National Masters’ List of Insolvency Practitioners and runs the firm’s insolvency practice.