Practice Management

Outsourcing by legal practitioners

By the Financial Forensic Investigations Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Outsourcing of services, products or functions has become prevalent in today’s contemporary business. This practice has proven to be […]

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Who’s got your back?

By Ann Bertelsmann It does not matter whether you are a candidate attorney, associate, single practitioner or a director in one of the larger law firms, you are always vulnerable […]

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How important is practice management?

By Vincent Faris There can be no doubt that the global economic meltdown impacted everyone in one way or another. Law firms too have not escaped the impact. My experience […]

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Find the problem before it finds you

By the Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Allowing events to destroy the vision you have of your firm can be managed and limited, but how? When […]

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The clock is ticking …

By Ann Bertelsmann Why do so many claims become prescribed? It might surprise many readers to know that professional indemnity (PI) claims against legal practitioners in South Africa hardly ever […]

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Bridging finance pitfalls

By the Prosecution and Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Law firms venture into bridging finance, especially for conveyancing matters. What is bridging finance? Bridging finance is […]

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Is your client a ticking bomb?

By Ann Bertelsmann Ms Viljoen (V) owned a boutique in a large shopping mall. She alleged that her landlord had wrongfully evicted her from the premises, causing her to lose […]

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Do you know whose money it was?

By the Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Clients from time to time entrust their money and/or property to practitioners for future payments on their instructions to […]

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While the cat is away…

By Ann Bertelsmann Businessdictionary.com succinctly defines it as ‘monitoring and regulating of processes, or delegated activities, responsibilities, or tasks’ (www.businessdictionary.com, accessed 28-11-2014). In this article, I limit the discussion to […]

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Interest earned on trust current banking accounts: To be paid over monthly

By Andrew Stansfield and Robert Burawundi This article is intended to be a comprehensive reference document. Please retain it as part of the accounting process documents relating to your practice. […]

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