Practice Management

The risks affecting the sustainability and viability of law firms

By Thomas Harban Many legal practitioners indicate that they face a constant struggle to survive economically in practice. There are a multitude of reasons for the challenges faced by these […]

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Employment references: Practical guidelines to avoid delictual liability

By Martie Bloem The high unemployment rate in South Africa (SA) has the inevitable effect of high numbers of job applications in different employment sectors. The fact that there are […]

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Five basic universal principles applicable in the conduct of a candidate attorney

By Francois Terblanche There are many different cultures in South Africa (SA) and one cannot simply choose one culture as being the appropriate ‘one-size-necessarily-fits-all’ culture for the attorneys’ profession. This […]

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Ethics: Time to reassess legal ethics in the changing environment

By Thomas Harban ‘The sad truth is becoming more and more apparent; our profession has seen a steady decline by casting aside established traditions and canons of professional ethics that […]

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The value of continuing personal development of legal practitioners

By Joel Zinhumwe It is imperative to state that personal development is a personal responsibility. It takes an individual to cultivate a seed of self-driven goals and ambitions in order […]

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Apps that help legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Internet is one of the instruments that has taken over the world as technology continues to evolve. Like many other professions, the legal profession and legal […]

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Are you a ‘professional’ legal practitioner?

By Emmie de Kock Do you like family photos that include at least three generations? Is it not interesting to see how different your grandfather is dressed from your father? […]

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The importance of developing internal controls in legal practices

By Thomas Harban The statistics received from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (the Fund) indicate that as at 31 May the Fund had 1 166 contingent claims on record with a […]

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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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