About us

Almost everyone has filed a claim before; few know how much work goes into resolving one.

With our background in law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and technology, we saw a better way: if claimant and defendant could adopt a collaborative attitude, and agree to be governed by a shared protocol on a shared platform, the tedium in the process could be taken away.

So Nuvalaw was born, a business that drives value for everyone involved by embedding innovative thinking in digital tools that help make the work of resolving claims more simple, more efficient, and more fun.

The Nuvalaw vision

The Nuvalaw team

Meet the team that’s reimagining the way claims are resolved

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Willie Pienaar, Chief Executive

Advocate (Barrister in the UK), and legal process expert leading Nuvalaw’s mission to transform claim resolution

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Matthew Jarvis, Managing Director, UK

Former Chief Commercial and Insurance Services Officer and Managing Director of Personal Injury Legal Services at Slater and Gordon

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Hendrik Kotze, Head of Product

Advocate, mediator, and legal expert driving development of Nuvalaw's industry protocols and platform

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Deon Botha, Head of Operations

Technology and operations specialist leading the service development and delivery capability of Nuvalaw

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Alex Pienaar, Legal Counsel

Specialist in commercial, corporate, IP, and IT law

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Jeanne Jordaan, Acting Financial Manager

Chartered Accountant with specialist expertise in corporate finance

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James Clarke, Communications Consultant

Brand and digital product communications specialist honing and spreading the Nuvalaw story at every touchpoint

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Nuvalaw advisors

We’re backed by advisers with years of UK market experience and claims resolution knowledge.

Joubert Steyn, Non-executive Director

Chartered Accountant, startup founder, and former CIO at South Africa’s largest health insurer

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Bernard van Bunnik

CEO, chairman, impact investor and founder in fintech, mobility and real estate; former CEO at several GE Capital businesses

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Leon Vermaak

Head of Innovation at Standard Bank, former CEO at Santam, Sanlam, and Telesure

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Tony Emms

Insurance Claims Advisor, former Chief Claims Officer at Zurich Insurance

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Jurie Erwee

Group CEO at GIB Group and former CEO at Marsh Africa

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Les Wong

Chairman & Head of Europe at The Digital Insurer, former CEO at Chubb insurance.

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Press

9
December
,
2022

Nuvalaw in joint venture with Trust Arbitration wins Gold at the Insurance Times Awards

We've won Gold and Bronze awards at the Insurance Times Awards!

27
May
,
2022

Nuvalaw in join venture with Trust Arbitration wins Gold at the Claims Excellence Awards

Nuvalaw and Trust Arbitration snagged the Claims Achievement Award for our work speeding up the resolution of personal injury claims in the UK