Practice Management

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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Is your client a ticking bomb?

By Ann Bertelsmann Ms Viljoen (V) owned a boutique in a large shopping mall. She alleged that her landlord had wrongfully evicted her from the premises, causing her to lose […]

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Do you know whose money it was?

By the Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Clients from time to time entrust their money and/or property to practitioners for future payments on their instructions to […]

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While the cat is away…

By Ann Bertelsmann Businessdictionary.com succinctly defines it as ‘monitoring and regulating of processes, or delegated activities, responsibilities, or tasks’ (www.businessdictionary.com, accessed 28-11-2014). In this article, I limit the discussion to […]

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Interest earned on trust current banking accounts: To be paid over monthly

By Andrew Stansfield and Robert Burawundi This article is intended to be a comprehensive reference document. Please retain it as part of the accounting process documents relating to your practice. […]

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How do you make your money?

By the Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund As part of remaining transparent and accountable to their clients, practitioners are required by their rules to account to their […]

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Scam fraudsters: Beware

By Ann Bertelsmann As a professional indemnity insurer to the profession, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund is notified of many and varied instances of fraud perpetrated against attorneys by outsiders […]

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Can you trust your client’s memory? (Or will anyone trust yours?)

By Ann Bertelsmann Looking at many claims reported to the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (AIIF) my answer would be ‘no’ to both the above questions. In fact, most practitioners could […]

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