Editorial

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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Opportunity to comment on medico-legal claims system

Amidst recent controversial media reports on medico-legal claims, the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) recently released Issue Paper 33, which is the first document to be published during the […]

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Dialogue on the International Arbitration Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has invited interested persons and stakeholders to submit written submissions on the International Arbitration Bill B10 of 2017. Once enacted, the International […]

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Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act gazetted

A number of sections of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017 (the Amendment Act) were gazetted recently. The Amendment Act was signed into law by President Jacob […]

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CHE releases full LLB review

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) has released the full report on the National Review of the Bachelor of Laws programme. The 358 page report, which was circulated by Parliament, […]

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Legal education in crisis?

  The Council for Higher Education (CHE) released its outcomes of the National Review of the LLB qualification in April. The document sites four universities who were issued with a […]

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Future of the LSSA discussed

On 16 March, councillors of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) attended a special council meeting to discuss the role of the organisation post the full enactment of the […]

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