Practice Management

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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Whether to invest in junior attorneys or not?

By Emmie de Kock I once heard the Chief Financial Officer ask the Chief Executive Officer (CEO): ‘What if we invest in our employees and they leave?’ The CEO replied: […]

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Effective governance and controls can give law firms a competitive edge

By Moroke Phajane Third party risk management is currently an important topic for most corporate entities. Most corporate entities are carefully scrutinising their third party suppliers in order to minimise […]

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Managing reputational risk

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Why should legal practitioners be bothered about reputation? Ever heard of the saying ‘what other people think of you is […]

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Are you ready to start your own law firm?

By Emmie de Kock So you are a well-rounded attorney, running your own matters, managing your own support staff and clients. Perhaps you are waiting to be promoted, but it […]

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Until a claim do us part: Does your partnership agreement address the event of a claim against the firm?

By Thomas Harban In the article by the Prosecutions Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund ‘Liability of directors of an incorporated law practice’ (2017 (July) DR 18), a number of […]

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The clock is ticking… time to start applying for Fidelity Fund Certificates

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund It is almost that time of the year when practitioners will start applying for their 2018 Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC) […]

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Are you pursuing a legitimate professional indemnity claim?

By Thomas Harban The respective parties to a professional indemnity (PI) claim (the plaintiff’s attorney, on the one hand, and the defendant (insured attorney), on the other) are opponents in […]

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