LSSA News

National Forum racing against time to submit recommendations to Minister

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met on 30 June to finalise a number of matters in preparation for its recommendations to Justice Minister Michael […]

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Proxi Smart matter rescheduled to be heard in February 2018

By Barbara Whittle In last month’s edition it was reported that the matter of Proxi Smart Services Pty Ltd v Law Society of South Africa and Others was on the […]

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LSSA takes on Proxi Smart model in Gauteng High Court

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) filed its answering affidavit in the Proxi Smart matter on 7 June. The matter between Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Ltd […]

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LSSA welcomes appointment of Justice Raymond Zondo as Deputy Chief Justice

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomed the appointment of Justice Raymond Zondo as Deputy Chief Justice, as announced by the President on 7 June. ‘Justice […]

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New Co-chairpersons for the LSSA elected

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Cape Town attorney, Walid Brown, and Harrismith attorney, David Bekker, were elected Co-chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at its annual general meeting (AGM) […]

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Examination dates for 2017

Admission examination: 22 August 23 August Conveyancing examination: 6 September Notarial examination: 7 June 11 October Registration for the examinations must be done with the relevant provincial law society. This […]

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National Forum races against time to submit recommendations to minister

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its eighth meeting in Kempton Park on 6 May. Having received a six-month extension from Justice Minister Michael […]

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New conveyancing fees guideline

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa has published the new Conveyancing Fees Guideline. The guideline applies to instructions received as from 1 May. The new guideline includes […]

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Procurement protocols for the legal profession adopted

By Barbara Whittle The Procurement Protocols, as finalised by the Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession, have been adopted by the profession. Procurement protocols Recognising the pernicious […]

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PALU conference to take place in July

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Pan African Lawyers Union will host its annual conference and triennial general assembly at the Elangeni and Maharani Hotel in Durban from 5 to 8 July. […]

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