Halton Cheadle is an attorney with 38 years experience. His areas of expertise include labour law, constitutional law, administrative law, and municipal law and has experience in the fields of commercial law and sports law.
He also has extensive experience in legislative drafting and has participated in the drafting of the Bill of Rights in the final Constitution, various labour statutes including the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the National Economic Development and Labour Council Act, 1994 and the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996. He has also participated in the drafting of other laws such as the Special Pensions Bill, the Electoral Bill, and the Public Administration Management Bill, 2014. He has also drafted labour laws as part of labour law reform in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Halton has also been involved as author and editor of various books and journal articles on labour and constitutional law.
He has been an acting judge in the High Court and the Labour Court and has experience as an arbitrator.
Halton is the first South African to sit on the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), International Labour Organisation, Geneva.
He is a Professor of Public Law and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town where he is currently on twenty percent part time appointment allowing him to engage actively in private practice.