Archive 2015

Quarter century celebration for School for Legal Practice

By Mapula Thebe The School for Legal Practice, which forms part of the Legal Education and Development (LEAD) arm of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), celebrated its 25 […]

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Child Law Moot Court competition

By Kevin O’ Reilly The Centre for Child Law held its sixth annual Child Law Moot Court competition on 18 and 19 September. The final round was held at the […]

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Tax indaba 2015

By Ricardo Wyngaard The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was invited to take part in the Tax Indaba 2015. The indaba, has been a result of the collaboration between […]

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Attorneys shine at Pro Bono awards

By Kathleen Kriel ProBono.Org recently held its second annual Pro Bono awards ceremony on 17 September at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg. The event celebrates the valuable role that legal practitioners […]

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National Forum meets for third time to continue Legal Practice Act work

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its third meeting for the year in Centurion on 19 September. In terms of s 105(1) of […]

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LSSA expresses serious concern at reports of irregularities relating to prescribed direct claims by road accident victims

Compiled by Barbara Whittle On 1 October  the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) issued a press release noting its serious concern with media reports relating to the Road Accident […]

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2016 Fidelity Fund certificates to be submitted online

The new 2016 Attorneys Fidelity Fund Certificate Application Form was gazetted on 30 September in GN R898 GG39239/30-9-2015. To assist practitioners, the new application form has been automated and applications will […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe Inc in Johannesburg has four new appointments and one promotion.                   Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg […]

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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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Law and human dignity at odds over assisted suicide

  By Rinie Steinmann Respect for and protection of each individual’s inherent human dignity as envisaged by s 10 of the Constitution is a foundational principle in our law. It […]

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