Practice Management

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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Do you have a legal practitioner personality?

By Emmie de Kock Have you heard the joke of the legal practitioner who visits his cardiologist for his annual checkup? Waiting anxiously for his results, the cardiologist chuckles and […]

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The ABC of trust audits  

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund The funds in an attorney’s trust account are susceptible to theft, misuse and/or fraudulent activities. Due to these inherent risks, […]

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Large law firms v small law firms

By Emmie de Kock If you are looking for a romantic partner, you usually have a list of criteria with the qualities you want the person to have. Such a […]

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Personal stressors and legal practice: Your firm needs a plan

By Thomas Harban In this column, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (NPC) (AIIF) have sought to raise a number of risk management issues for legal practitioners to consider and have […]

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