Practice Management

Effective supervision in your legal practice

By Ann Bertelsmann Who should read this article? Anyone in a legal practice, who is either responsible for supervising staff or who is being supervised. By now it is surely […]

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The value of mentoring candidate attorneys

By the prosecutions and the financial forensic units of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund The purpose of this article is to reinforce the need for mentoring of candidate attorneys. Attorneys, like […]

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Normal practice or unsound and flawed routines

By Zelda Olivier In Margalit v Standard Bank of South Africa and Another 2013 (2) SA 466 (SCA) the court stated that, in a claim against a conveyancer based on […]

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Leading female leadership development

By Jeanne-Mari Retief The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) supports growth in the number of women heading firm management and women in the judiciary. Therefore, Legal Education and Development […]

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Outsourcing by legal practitioners

By the Financial Forensic Investigations Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Outsourcing of services, products or functions has become prevalent in today’s contemporary business. This practice has proven to be […]

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Who’s got your back?

By Ann Bertelsmann It does not matter whether you are a candidate attorney, associate, single practitioner or a director in one of the larger law firms, you are always vulnerable […]

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How important is practice management?

By Vincent Faris There can be no doubt that the global economic meltdown impacted everyone in one way or another. Law firms too have not escaped the impact. My experience […]

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Find the problem before it finds you

By the Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Allowing events to destroy the vision you have of your firm can be managed and limited, but how? When […]

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The clock is ticking …

By Ann Bertelsmann Why do so many claims become prescribed? It might surprise many readers to know that professional indemnity (PI) claims against legal practitioners in South Africa hardly ever […]

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Bridging finance pitfalls

By the Prosecution and Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Law firms venture into bridging finance, especially for conveyancing matters. What is bridging finance? Bridging finance is […]

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