Archive 2013

Employment law update – Section 197 – appointment of new service provider

By Talita Laubscher and Monique Jefferson In Franmann Services (Pty) Ltd v Simba (Pty) Ltd and Another [2012] 12 BLLR 1293 (LC) the applicant, Franmann, sought an order declaring that […]

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The law reports – April 2013

David Matlala BProc (University of the North) LLB (Wits) LLM (UCT) LLM (Harvard) HDip Tax Law (Wits) is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Fort Hare. February […]

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Door closed on common law contingency fees

De la Guerre v Ronald Bobroff & Partners Inc and Others (GNP) (unreported case no 22645/2011, 13-2-2013) (Fabricius J) The South African Association of Personal Injury Lawyers v The Minister […]

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Written submissions on the Legal Practice Bill

By Kim Hawkey In addition to the oral submissions on the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012), the Justice Portfolio Committee received several written submissions on the draft legislation. This […]

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A step closer – Oral hearings on the Legal Practice Bill

By Kim Hawkey On 19 and 20 February the Justice Portfolio Committee (the committee) held public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012), which is set to radically […]

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Nothing plain about plain drafting

By Caryn Gootkin As a profession, one of the stereotypes that plague attorneys is the tendency to wear legalese as a suit of armour. Many believe attorneys use words as […]

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LSSA annual report outlines developments, challenges and achievements in the attorneys’ profession

By Barbara Whittle The annual report of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) for the period April 2012 to March 2013 will be available from mid-April on the LSSA […]

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Attorneys urged to serve as small claims court commissioners

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is concerned at the shortage of commissioners in the small claims courts around the country. Attorneys are, therefore, urged to […]

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LSSA condemns unscrupulous garnishee practices

By Barbara Whittle Last month the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) echoed the concern expressed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his budget speech at the end of February […]

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NADEL AGM highlights law as a tool to achieve democracy

By Mapula Sedutla The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held its annual general meeting in Port Elizabeth from 22 to 23 February. The theme for the AGM was ‘Quo […]

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