Editorial

The Legal Practice Bill – a wake-up call for ordinary attorneys

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) will drastically affect the governance, structure and regulation of the legal profession and, with the currently strong political […]

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Balancing act between CAs and principals

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The relationship between candidate attorneys (CAs) and principals is, by nature, open to conflict. The power dynamic between the two groups is unequal and their […]

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Lawyers’ lost scruples highlighted in RAF ruling

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Following the festive season each year, South Africans are reminded of the tragedies that occur on our roads throughout the year, especially during the year-end […]

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Reflection on a year of momentum

By Kim Hawkey – Editor 2012 has been a year of movement for the legal profession. The implementation of the long-awaited Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) is finally in […]

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Urgent action for conflicting judgments

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Conflicting judgments by different divisions of the High Court are not only undesirable, but the result may also infringe on the rights of the public, […]

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SADC Tribunal decision a blow for justice

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The SADC Tribunal was created with the vision of a regional judicial body to strengthen the rule of law in the SADC region, to afford […]

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On par?

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Two recent High Court decisions, when read with the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012), may signify a judicial and a legislative intention to level […]

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Creating well-rounded law graduates

By Kim Hawkey – Editor As debates continue about the fate of the four-year LLB degree (see p 8), it is opportune to consider whether law graduates are being adequately […]

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A helping hand

By Kim Hawkey – Editor When under strain at home or at work, some people find solace in drugs or alcohol, excessive gambling or eating disorders, while others may feel […]

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Prosecutor attacks a threat to democracy

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Last month the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the General Council of the Bar (GCB) spoke out against recent attacks on prosecutors and […]

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