Legal Practice Council takes office

December 1st, 2018
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By Barbara Whittle

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) took over the regulation of legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) on 1 November. The four former statutory provincial law societies are now regional offices of the LPC. Practitioners and members of the public may approach any of the LPC’s offices nearest to them irrespective of the province they are located. The LPC contact details are as follows:

  • Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West: ProcForum Building, 123 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria.

Tel: (012) 338 5800;

e-mail: directorgp@lpc.org.za

  • Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape: 29th Floor, ABSA Centre, 2 Riebeek Street, Cape Town.

Tel: (021) 443 6700;

e-mail: cls@capelawsoc.law.za

  • KwaZulu-Natal: 200 Hoosen Haffejee Street, Pietermaritzburg.

Tel: (033) 345 1304;

e-mail: pearl@lawsoc.co.za

  • Free State: 139 Zastron Street, Bloemfontein.

Tel: (051) 447 3237;

e-mail: director@fs-law.co.za

Elections for the Provincial Councils of the LPC will be held in January 2019.

Questions and answers on the LPA and LPC

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has answered questions it has received on the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 and the Legal Practice Council (LPC) on its website. See Frequently Asked Questions under the ‘Legal Practice Act’ tab on the LSSA website at www.LSSA.org.za

Readers who may have questions requiring responses, can submit these to one of the regional offices of the LPC at the above contact details. Alternatively, questions can be sent to the LSSA at LSSA@LSSA.org.za and we will endeavour to answer them and also post the questions and answers on our website.

Barbara Whittle, Communication Manager, Law Society of South Africa, barbara@lssa.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (Dec) DR 14.

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