November 2017

Are you a hack away from leaking clients’ confidential information?

The recent biggest data breach in South Africa (SA) highlighted the importance of cyber security. Hackers/crackers are always on the lookout for any vulnerability in network systems and attorneys are […]

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Letters to the Editor – November 2017

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 […]

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ProBono.Org acknowledges legal practitioners who do extra for the less fortunate

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Chairperson of ProBono.Org, Mohamed Randera, said the intention of the organisation is to acknowledge legal practitioners who have done extra to help the less fortunate and to […]

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Slow progress to Legal Practice Act dispensation

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met on Saturday, 14 October for its tenth plenary meeting. It resolved to deliver its recommendations to Justice Minister, […]

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Legal practitioners taught risk management at SAWLA’s exhibition and seminar

  By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Women in Law Association (SAWLA) in partnership with Nedbank, Old Mutual and the Attorneys Development Fund held an exhibition and seminar for female […]

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Child Welfare Tshwane launches Mediation Centre

By Kathleen Kriel Child Welfare Tshwane launched its new Mediation Centre in Pretoria on 27 September. Director of Child Welfare Tshwane, Linda Nell, welcomed guests to the event and gave […]

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Updates from the LSSA

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele No restraint of trade clauses in contracts of articles The Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has resolved that the inclusion of a restraint […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Jason Michael Smith Inc in Johannesburg has four new appointments. Strauss Scher Attorneys in Johannesburg has appointed Nandini Naidoo as a director in the property law […]

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Managing reputational risk

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Why should legal practitioners be bothered about reputation? Ever heard of the saying ‘what other people think of you is […]

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Are you ready to start your own law firm?

By Emmie de Kock So you are a well-rounded attorney, running your own matters, managing your own support staff and clients. Perhaps you are waiting to be promoted, but it […]

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