Jatheen’s earliest recollection of what it means to be an advocate was summed up by Joel Joffe in his book The State v Nelson Mandela. He says of Bram Fischer the following- “He had a charm, a great gentleness and a personal sincerity which endeared him to everybody. But he also had the other qualities of outstanding men- a painstaking, conscientious mind; a clear insight; tremendous drive and ability, singleness of purpose; and immense courage and integrity. Bram was the most popular man at the Johannesburg Bar.”
Jatheen obtained a BCom Law degree with specialization in Economics and Public Administration and an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. He was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2015.
He is a general practitioner with particular experience and interest in competition, public interest, labour, administrative, refugee, and commercial matters. Before joining the Johannesburg Bar, Jatheen worked as a Merger Investigator and later as Legal Counsel for the Competition Commission of South Africa.