Editorial

Legal Practice Act fatigue?

As we usher in the New Year, we should be mindful of the important happenings of the year that was, which will continue to take centre focus in 2017 and […]

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SCA clears practitioners in the Motswai decision

In the January/February 2013 edition of De Rebus, we published an editorial which set out the High Court’s damning judgment in the case of Motswai v Road Accident Fund 2013 […]

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Transformation in our lifetime

By Mapula Thebe – editor What is this beast called transformation? The word transformation, since the advent of democracy, has been used as a catch phrase to define a societal […]

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Where on the profession’s agenda – if at all – are the strategies to deal with challenges faced by female lawyers?

Society in general and the legal profession in particular, are not lacking in strong female role models. Recently, however, serious concern has been raised by the Law Society of South […]

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The devil in the data

The phrase ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’ has often been used to bolster weak arguments. I make this disclaimer upfront for readers who may have this reaction when scanning the […]

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Ethics: A code to navigate the tensions of modern practice

The recent synergy between the profession and the law deans regarding the vital importance of inculcating ethics into future legal practitioners is a welcome one. In fact, some law academics […]

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The Legal Practice Bill: What will change for attorneys?

To many attorneys, the Legal Practice Bill – which at the time of writing was still awaiting assent by the President – has been the subject of political and academic […]

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Public vs attorneys and law societies

Mapula Thebe – Editor In the past few months the legal profession and the way it functions has been in the spotlight and under scrutiny with extensive coverage on mainstream […]

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Effectiveness of attorneys = IT literacy

Mapula Thebe – Editor One of the most interesting sessions held during the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) annual general meeting (AGM) was the panel discussion on developments and trends […]

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Common law contingency fee agreements matter resolved

Mapula Thebe – Editor The much contested issue of common law contingency fee agreements was resolved by the recent Constitutional Court (CC) judgment in De la Guerre v Ronald Bobroff […]

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