LSSA News

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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LSSA calls on CHE to consult legal profession on LLB degree issues

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has questioned the decision by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) not to include the legal profession in its review […]

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LSSA urges JSC to scrutinise judicial candidates for racist tendencies

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) once again condemned any form of racism in society and particularly within the judiciary. This comes after the LSSA noted […]

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Submissions by the LSSA

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has submitted comments on the Property Practitioners Bill (B-2016) earlier this year. In its submissions, the LSSA recommended that words […]

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FIC Amendment Act published

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017 (the Amendment Act), was published in GG40821/2-5-2017. Attorneys, as accounting institutions, are required to comply with the new […]

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International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute visit to Geneva

By Lizette Burger The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), Lawyers for Human Rights and the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC)formed part of a delegation that attended the United Nations […]

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Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession reports on progress one year on

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The last day of March marked a year since the establishment of the Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession (the Action Group). The Action […]

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