October 2017

New property owners not liable for historical debt

On 29 August the Constitutional Court (CC) handed down a unanimous judgment, which affirms that new property owners are not responsible for settling municipal debt accumulated by previous owners. In […]

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Society should play a role in women empowerment

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ), held its 13th Annual Conference in Polokwane. The conference themed ‘Wrap the wide arms of the […]

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Past lessons and future challenges discussed at Labour Law Conference

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The 30th annual Labour Law Conference, themed ‘past lessons, future challenges’ was held at Emperors Palace in August. Partner at Bradley Conradie Halton Cheadle, Bradley Conradie, discussed […]

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Advisers must be accurate when giving clients advice on foreign investments

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Oliver Phipps of Lester Aldridge Solicitors in the United Kingdom, said there was no right or wrong answer as to whether a second Will is needed. Mr […]

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Judicial skills training project aimed to equip attorneys with skills required of a judicial officer

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA), Legal Education and Development division, launched its Judicial Skills Training […]

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2017 annual general meetings

The six constituent members of the Law Society of South Africa will have their annual general meetings on the following dates: Province Date Venue KwaZulu-Natal Law Society 20 October Durban […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Clyde & Co in Johannesburg has seven new appointments. Allen & Overy in Johannesburg has two new appointments. Shepstone & Wylie has two new appointments. Van […]

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Until a claim do us part: Does your partnership agreement address the event of a claim against the firm?

By Thomas Harban In the article by the Prosecutions Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund ‘Liability of directors of an incorporated law practice’ (2017 (July) DR 18), a number of […]

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The National Consumer Commission’s planned opt-out registry

By Madeleine Truter Section 11(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA), read together with reg 4(3)(g) of the regulations gazetted in terms of s 120(1) of the […]

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Possible consequences of the ‘failure’ of an adopted business rescue plan

By Zolani Buba The new Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) has introduced a regulatory regime aimed at providing an opportunity for companies struggling financially to obtain a […]

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