September 2018

Is the profession ready for the full implementation of the LPA?

Once the Legal Practice Council (LPC) takes over the regulation of the legal profession later this year – when the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) is fully implemented […]

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Letters to the editor – September 2018

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 […]

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New International Arbitration Act a start of a new era for South Africa

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Werksmans Attorneys hosted a seminar on arbitration in Johannesburg on 14 June. Senior Counsel at the Johannesburg Bar, Patrick Lane said it was the dawn of a […]

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Small and medium sized law firms need to be innovative

By Kgomotso Ramotsho LexisNexis together with the Gauteng Law Council held a Boot Camp for small and medium sized law firms on 20 July at the CSIR Convention Centre in […]

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The rebirth of the BLA’s, African Law Review

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association – Legal Education Centre (BLA-LEC) officially relaunched its African Law Review Journal on 17 July in Johannesburg. Former Judge of the International Criminal […]

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People and practices – September 2018

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Livingston Leandy Inc in Durban has four new appointments. Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg has appointed Candice Gibson as a senior associate. Abrahams & Gross in […]

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The Legal Practice Council elections underway

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, has announced the commencement of the nominations for the election of the South African Legal Practice Council (LPC). […]

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Judicial skills pivotal in the administration of justice

By Barbara Whittle Opening the Judicial Skills workshop in East London in July, the Judge President of the Eastern Cape Division, Selby Mbenenge impressed on participants that judgeship is not […]

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Are you a ‘professional’ legal practitioner?

By Emmie de Kock Do you like family photos that include at least three generations? Is it not interesting to see how different your grandfather is dressed from your father? […]

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The importance of developing internal controls in legal practices

By Thomas Harban The statistics received from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (the Fund) indicate that as at 31 May the Fund had 1 166 contingent claims on record with a […]

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