Issues

LSSA news update

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Small claims court monetary jurisdiction increase Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, has increased the monetary jurisdiction of the small claims courts (SCC) from R […]

Read more

People and practices – April 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has nine new appointments. Adams & Adams in Pretoria have five promotions as partners. Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe Inc in Johannesburg has four […]

Read more

ADF Task Team takes over investigations and legal proceeding after misappropriation of funds

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Board members of the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) resigned from the board on 1 March at the ADF’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Johannesburg. Former Chairperson […]

Read more

Legal Practitioners must be advocates of alternative dispute resolution

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Companies Tribunal (the Tribunal) in partnership with the Mandela Institute hosted an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Seminar in Johannesburg on 27 February. Part-time member of the […]

Read more

ADF launches a law hub

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF), launched its first law hub on 26 February in Johannesburg. Former Chairperson of the ADF, Nomahlubi Khwinana, said the ADF’s plans to […]

Read more

Legal Aid SA bids farewell to outgoing Chairperson and other outgoing board members

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) held a farewell function for outgoing Chairperson, Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa, […]

Read more

SADC LA sends an observation mission to Zimbabwean courts

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) has established a committee to facilitate a review of cases in Zimbabwe that were set to have been […]

Read more

Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a meeting in February to discuss the International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions, which was hosted by […]

Read more

The limited purview of the Contingency Fees Act

By Terrence Davis This article expounds on the limited purview of the Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997 (the Act). This Act has been used incorrectly by certain legal practitioners […]

Read more

Repetition in order to support a reasonable apprehension of harassment in the Domestic Violence and Protection from Harassment Acts

By Leon Ernest Rousseau The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 and the Protection from Harassment Act 17 of 2011 each essentially, in respect of harassment, require that the conduct […]

Read more
Loading...