Practice Management

Liability of directors of an incorporated law practice

By the Prosecutions Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund There are conflicting views among legal practitioners as to whether the directors of an incorporated legal practice are liable for the […]

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Some important considerations to be taken into account in verifying your mandate

By Thomas Harban When accepting instructions from a client it is important to verify all aspects of the mandate. In case of doubt, it is best to canvass this with […]

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Dear practitioner: Do all the services you provide fall within the ambit of the conduct of the profession?

By Thomas Harban The answer to the question posed in the title of this article may, on the face of it, seem simple and straightforward, but it is hoped that […]

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The value of mentorship in the legal profession

By Michelle Beatson Historically articles in the legal profession were for a period of two years in the very practical environment of a legal practice. A junior legal professional had […]

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Leave no doubts in your client’s mind

By the Risk Management and Prosecutions Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Have you ever sat back and asked yourself if you are an attorney or a service provider or […]

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Open letter to candidates sitting for the notarial examinations

By Examiner, Gauteng As a member of both the drafting panel and panel of examiners for notarial papers, I must admit to being somewhat alarmed and concerned about the standard […]

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Instituting a PI claim on behalf of a client: Some considerations to be taken into account

By Thomas Harban Certain general areas of concern with professional indemnity (PI) claims In our previous practice management articles, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC (the AIIF) have often focussed […]

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Professional indemnity claims and breaches of the professional duties of an attorney: Is there a link?

By Thomas Harban At the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC (the AIIF), notifications are often received from practitioners against whom complaints have been lodged with the respective statutory provincial law […]

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Susceptible to scams?

By the Risk Management Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Running a business opens one to susceptibility to fraudsters who are continuously looking for new ways to make money. Scams […]

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Letters of engagement – documenting the ambit of the instruction given to the attorney

By Thomas Harban In previous articles that have been published by the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC (the AIIF) in the Risk Alert Bulletin and elsewhere, we have set out […]

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