Practice Management

Handling of trust money – dealing with the obligations of a trust account legal practitioner

By Rampela Mokoena The promulgation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (the Act) and the subsequent South African Legal Practice Council Rules (the Rules) made under the authority […]

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Another six basic universal principles applicable to the conduct of a candidate legal practitioner

In a previous article ‘Five basic universal principles applicable in the conduct of a candidate attorney’ 2018 (Nov) DR 20, we looked at the first five universally applicable conduct principles. […]

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The implications of giving informal legal advice

It is not uncommon that, on an informal basis, a legal practitioner would be asked for a view on a legal matter that a particular person is facing with at […]

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Adequate and effective internal controls

By Simthandile Kholelwa Myemane The Rules formulated as per ss 95(1), 95(3) and 109(2) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, and published on 28 July 2018, require of […]

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The risks affecting the sustainability and viability of law firms

By Thomas Harban Many legal practitioners indicate that they face a constant struggle to survive economically in practice. There are a multitude of reasons for the challenges faced by these […]

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Employment references: Practical guidelines to avoid delictual liability

By Martie Bloem The high unemployment rate in South Africa (SA) has the inevitable effect of high numbers of job applications in different employment sectors. The fact that there are […]

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Five basic universal principles applicable in the conduct of a candidate attorney

By Francois Terblanche There are many different cultures in South Africa (SA) and one cannot simply choose one culture as being the appropriate ‘one-size-necessarily-fits-all’ culture for the attorneys’ profession. This […]

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Ethics: Time to reassess legal ethics in the changing environment

By Thomas Harban ‘The sad truth is becoming more and more apparent; our profession has seen a steady decline by casting aside established traditions and canons of professional ethics that […]

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The value of continuing personal development of legal practitioners

By Joel Zinhumwe It is imperative to state that personal development is a personal responsibility. It takes an individual to cultivate a seed of self-driven goals and ambitions in order […]

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Apps that help legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Internet is one of the instruments that has taken over the world as technology continues to evolve. Like many other professions, the legal profession and legal […]

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