Etienne, after having completed his articles, started his own legal practice at the beginning of 1997, with two colleagues, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
Jeanni, after having completed her articles, joined Etienne as an associate in his legal practice during 2001 and became a partner during 2006.
Riaan, having relocated to Cape Town during 2003, joined a legal practice in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town as an associate. During 2008 he started his own legal practice in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
During 2009 Etienne and Jeanni joined a firm of attorneys in the Northern Suburbs and were later joined by Riaan during 2010.
During 2014 Etienne, Jeanni and Riaan took the decision to form Kemp Nabal Incorporated, after it became apparent that they were strategically aligned to more dynamically serve their clients' interests with a commitment to exploring solutions of their clients' legal challenges in more innovative and effective ways, in this entity.