Practice Management

Compensation orders in criminal proceedings

By John Ndlovu The Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (the CPA), as amended, makes provision for the award of compensation to victims of crime, who have suffered damages because […]

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Termination of contracts with an indefinite term: South African courts’ approach

By Michelle Mudzviti The duration of a contract is often specified by an express provision, or it may be determined from the nature and purpose of the contract. However, there […]

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Bringing advancing technology in litigation – time to explore electronic discovery

By Terry Harrison What exactly is Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery)? Why do we need it? Why should South Africa (SA) change its rules to incorporate it into the legal system? The […]

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Succession planning in law firms: Some points to ponder

By Thomas Harban Succession planning is important for every legal practitioner and in this article the Attorneys Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC (AIIF) will look at succession planning in the context […]

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Who is responsible for accounting records?

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund More often than not, legal practitioners outsource their accounting duties to qualified accountants or bookkeepers. Reasons for the outsourcing will, […]

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Some red flag risk areas to keep a look out for in clients

By Thomas Harban A lot of focus is, correctly, placed on the internal processes that law firms can implement in order to avoid or mitigate risks. The legal services rendered […]

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Are you building a law firm for the future?

By Emmie de Kock The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys’ is a supposed 1879 quotation from Sir William Preece, […]

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Exposed through passing of journal entries?

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund There are various definitions to what journals are, and for the purpose of this article, we will simplify the general […]

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Is work-life balance possible for legal practitioners?

By Emmie de Kock Have you wondered why it is called ‘work-life balance’? A scale only balances if objects with the same weight are placed on both sides. Considering that […]

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Is your firm the type of entity it purports to be?

By Thomas Harban One of the decisions a legal practitioner will make – after deciding to open a practice – is what form the practice will take. They may decide […]

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