Editorial

Conveyancing examination update: What has the LSSA done so far?

Following the discussions on conveyancing examinations at the recent Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and National Association of Democratic Lawyers annual conferences, the LSSA has made headway in ensuring […]

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Time to change the LLB degree?

The LLB degree and its efficacy to produce suitable candidate legal practitioners has sparked a lot of discussion in the legal profession. The profession has widely expressed concern over the […]

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Have your say on legal costs

In the March editorial ‘Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees’ in 2019 (March) DR 3, I wrote a report on a meeting that […]

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Conveyancing examinations: A source of gatekeeping?

Conveyancing examinations were a hot topic of discussion at both the recently held Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) annual conferences. At issue […]

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Do you have insurance for cybercrime?

The Legal Practitioners’ Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC (LPIIF) – previously named the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC – has since 1 July 2016 excluded insurance cover for cybercrime related claims. […]

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Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a meeting in February to discuss the International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions, which was hosted by […]

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De Rebus: No more free printed copy

As we begin the year with the combined January/February issue of De Rebus, this will, unfortunately, be the last free printed copy made available for practising attorneys and candidate attorneys. […]

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LPA changes: The new normal

2018 was an eventful year, the enactment of more sections of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) that will change the landscape of the legal profession for years […]

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A response to the editor on the implementation of the LPA

In the editorial ‘Is the profession ready for the implementation of the LPA’ 2018 (July) DR 3, reference was made to several tasks (before the full enactment of the Legal […]

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Realistic timelines needed for the full implementation of the LPA

In the September guest editorial (‘Is the profession ready for the full implementation of the LPA’ (2018 (Sept) DR 3)), I expressed the view that if the first Legal Practice […]

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