Practice Notes

International law firms and the South African legal job market

By Dale Verster Influx of international law firms Over the past few years there has been a surge of international law firms opening offices in South Africa. Global firms such […]

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The recovery of body corporates’ legal costs

By Albert Reinecke It happens every day: A body corporate (or home owners’ association) institutes action against one of its members for account arrears, and simply levies the attorney’s presented […]

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The Consumer Protection Act: Direct Marketing

By Chantelle Gladwin and Adam Civin Modern day advances in technology allow consumers to be contacted anytime day or night via e-mail, SMS and telephone calls. The Consumer Protection Act […]

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Electronic delivery of communications to taxpayers: Is SARS toeing the line?

By Alan Lewis Many taxpayers would have received an sms informing them that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued an assessment on them, or that it has issued […]

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The meaning of debt for actions against organs of state

By Vhelaphi Peter Muthevhuli In terms of s 1(1) of the Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act 40 of 2002 (the Act) a ‘debt’ means ‘any […]

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Fidelity Fund gets statutory private prosecution powers

By Moshoeshoe Toba The Judicial Matters Amendment Act 42 of 2013 came into effect in January this year. One of the amendments it effected was the insertion of s 46A […]

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Ubuntu in eviction cases

By Michal Johnson In the case of Resnick v Government of the Republic of South Africa and Another 2014 (2) SA 377 (WCC) the Western Cape High Court considered the […]

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What is the status of the former South Gauteng Local Division, formerly the Witwatersrand Local Division?

By Luis Teixeira In terms of s 1 of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013, the ‘High Court’ means the High Court of South Africa, referred to in s […]

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Practice development – moving your merchandise – techniques and tips

By Louis Rood Lawyers sell legal services. However, while lawyers pay due attention to their legal services, they do not think much about the sales process. Legal services do not […]

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Having a hunch – tapping into your senses

By Louis Rood Lawyers like to think that they are guided by logic, reason and facts. But does that process always lead to the truth? It is good to be […]

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