Practice Notes

Practice Note July 2015

Sectional title: Sale of units prior to Township Proclamation and Erf 441 Robertsville Property CC and Another v New Market Developments (Pty) Ltd 2007 (2) SA 179 (W) By Neels […]

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Interim measures brought about through Attorneys Amendment Act

By Kevin O’Reilly The Attorneys Amendment Act 40 of 2014 was promulgated in GG38821/27-5-2015 in December 2014 and came into operation on 29 May 2015. Its aim is to amend […]

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Civil procedure – time for change

By Terence Matzdorff A few months ago I attended a talk on mediation by Professor Mohamed Paleker, a professor of law at the University of Cape Town. During the talk, […]

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Attorneys as trustees beware!

By Mervin Messias I would like to bring to the attention of attorneys an issue that I consider to be highly relevant in the context of trust law. As far […]

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Revised checklist for leave to appeal to the SCA

By Sechaba Mohapi This contribution is a revision of an earlier contribution in 2012 (Aug) DR 20, made necessary by the subsequent promulgation of the Superior Courts Act 10 of […]

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Is using your wearable technology while driving a traffic offence?

By Russel Luck Google Glass (a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format (http://en.wikipedia.org, accessed 10-3-2015)) and Smart Watches […]

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Changes to the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 and the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987

By Maurice Alexander The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services repealed and confirmed the changes to the amounts in respect of the following sections of the Administration of Estates Act […]

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Section 156 of the Insolvency Act: A third party’s forgotten remedy?

By Nicole Bell The principle of subrogation is well established in South African law and allows an insurance company to litigate under the name of the insured for the recovery […]

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International law firms and the South African legal job market

By Dale Verster Influx of international law firms Over the past few years there has been a surge of international law firms opening offices in South Africa. Global firms such […]

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The recovery of body corporates’ legal costs

By Albert Reinecke It happens every day: A body corporate (or home owners’ association) institutes action against one of its members for account arrears, and simply levies the attorney’s presented […]

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