Editorial

Legal Practice Council Rules finally gazetted

As we draw closer to the full implementation date of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), the final South African Legal Practice Council Rules made under the authority […]

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Is the profession ready for the full implementation of the LPA?

With only a few months left until the full enactment of the of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) and the termination of the National Forum on the […]

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Proxi Smart loses conveyancing battle against the LSSA

In the editorial ‘Conveyancing work encroached upon’ (2016 (Dec) DR 3) Editor, Mapula Sedutla, wrote about the proposed business model by Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Ltd (Proxi Smart). Proxi Smart […]

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Spare a thought for Turkey

 During the National Association of Democratic Lawyers annual general meeting and conference, Gauteng Regional Director of Turquoise Harmony Institute, Atilla Dag, made a presentation on the atrocities being experienced by […]

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Legal education: Will we ever get it right?

While the profession ponders the effects of state capture, how land expropriation without compensation will be implemented and the future of practice under the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 […]

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A new dawn for South Africa

Since the release of the ‘State of Capture’ report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in 2015, the country and the legal profession has watched with interest to see if […]

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Legal Practice Amendment Act gazetted

As we enter the year, the Legal Practice Amendment Act 16 of 2017 (LPAA) has been gazetted (GN 33 GG41389/18-1-2018). Published on 18 January, the amendment Act has brought about […]

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Guest editorial – A united profession is stronger than the sum of its separate groupings

By Walid Brown and David Bekker  We are now on the eve of what may turn out to be a pivotal year for the legal profession. The year 2018 will […]

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Are you a hack away from leaking clients’ confidential information?

The recent biggest data breach in South Africa (SA) highlighted the importance of cyber security. Hackers/crackers are always on the lookout for any vulnerability in network systems and attorneys are […]

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New property owners not liable for historical debt

On 29 August the Constitutional Court (CC) handed down a unanimous judgment, which affirms that new property owners are not responsible for settling municipal debt accumulated by previous owners. In […]

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