Practice Management

Why do start-up law firms fail?

By Moroke Phajane Start-up law firms fail as a result of various factors. In 2013, The Mail and Guardian‘s Thought Leader reported that 78 attorneys nationally were struck from the […]

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Are you only a secretary/administration clerk/candidate attorney/paralegal?

By Ann Bertelsmann Who should read this risk/practice management article? Practitioners who delegate or rely on assistants should first read it and then prescribe it as compulsory reading for staff. […]

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Does cyber risk impact the practitioners’ environments?

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund With the evolving use of technology, and the evolving need for use of technology, all players in all industries find […]

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What trouble are other lawyers getting into?

Do you know what your own colleagues and employees are doing? By Ann Bertelsmann There may well be some sense of schadenfreude – that is, if you yield to the […]

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In contravention of legislation … ?

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Section 78(2A) of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 and s 86(4) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 […]

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Technology: A necessary tool

By the prosecutions and the financial forensic units of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund In today’s world, technology is changing so fast that attorneys can never catch up and from a […]

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Effective supervision in your legal practice

By Ann Bertelsmann Who should read this article? Anyone in a legal practice, who is either responsible for supervising staff or who is being supervised. By now it is surely […]

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The value of mentoring candidate attorneys

By the prosecutions and the financial forensic units of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund The purpose of this article is to reinforce the need for mentoring of candidate attorneys. Attorneys, like […]

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Normal practice or unsound and flawed routines

By Zelda Olivier In Margalit v Standard Bank of South Africa and Another 2013 (2) SA 466 (SCA) the court stated that, in a claim against a conveyancer based on […]

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Leading female leadership development

By Jeanne-Mari Retief The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) supports growth in the number of women heading firm management and women in the judiciary. Therefore, Legal Education and Development […]

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