Practice Management

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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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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