August 2019

Legal Aid SA has produced some of the best criminal legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In his quest to bring access to justice for all, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, provided legal advice to members of the public […]

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NPA head confident that the organisation will return to be a credible and trusted institution

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, said corrupt prosecutors will be fired from the National Persecuting Authority (NPA). This was said at the sixth annual […]

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Department of Justice budget vote: Urgent attention will be given to transforming office of the State Attorney

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, said ongoing attention is being given to transform the Office of the State Attorney. Mr Lamola spoke at a […]

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People and practices – August 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed This year, Durban-based law firm Livingston Leandy Inc celebrates its 130th anniversary. Current Managing Director, Subashnee Moodley, attributes the firm’s 130 years of excellence to an […]

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LSSA mourns the death of Barbara Whittle

By Nomfundo Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is deeply saddened by the untimely death of its Communication Manager, Barbara Whittle. Ms Whittle lost her battle with cancer […]

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Law Society Conveyancing Task Team report adopted

By Nomfundo Jele The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) House of Constituents (HoC) established a Conveyancing Task Team to review the concerns on the poor pass rate of the […]

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LSSA news update – August 2019

By Nomfundo Jele LSSA to submit proposal amendments to the LPA The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has identified certain anomalies with the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, […]

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Conveyancing examination update: What has the LSSA done so far?

Following the discussions on conveyancing examinations at the recent Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and National Association of Democratic Lawyers annual conferences, the LSSA has made headway in ensuring […]

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Letters to the editor – August 2019

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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Client expectations and the professional duties of a legal practitioner

It is trite that legal practice is a service industry. The clients to whom legal services are provided are important stakeholders for the legal practice. In engaging the services of […]

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