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Choosing the right expert in a medical negligence case

‘How do you ensure that the opinion of your expert is favourably considered?’ By Maud Letzler As the sun sets on personal injury law as we know it in South […]

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Continuing professional development on its way

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will soon be introducing continuing professional development (CPD) for attorneys. CPD is the ongoing process of knowledge and skills transfer, […]

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Child maintenance after a parent’s death

By Themba Alfred Ndaba Parenthood automatically results in the obligation of a parent to support a child (DSP Cronje and J Heaton South African Family Law 2ed (Durban: LexisNexis 2004) […]

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Impact of the Consumer Protection Act in the health care context

By Pat van den Heever Imagine the following scenario: Patient A presents himself at the rooms of Dr F, a specialist physician. Patient A has been referred to Dr F […]

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The potential of court-based mediation

By Barney Jordaan Following an initiative started by the office of the previous Chief Justice in 2003, the Justice Department is going ahead with the introduction of court-based mediation in […]

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The State Liability Act – clarity on satisfaction of court orders against the state

By Michele van Eck In the case of Nyathi v MEC for Department of Health, Gauteng and Another 2008 (5) SA 94 (CC) s 3 of the State Liability Act […]

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How to create a top law firm website

By Kim Hawkey In an information session at the Cape Law Society annual general meeting at the end of last year, Malcolm Pearson, owner and publisher of online legal technology […]

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Things fall apart in the criminal court room

By Caryl Verrier In my opinion, things appear to have fallen apart in the criminal court room. Criminal trials have become a farce, but one in which the players are […]

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Employment law update – Interpreting a ‘reasonable expectation’

University of Pretoria v CCMA and Others (LAC) (unreported case no JA38/2010, 4-11-11) (Davis JA) By Moksha Naidoo Section 186(1)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 has given […]

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Employment law update – ‘Employees’ and review test for jurisdictional rulings

By Talita Laubscher The case of J & J Freeze Trust v Statutory Council for the Squid and Related Fisheries of SA and Others [2011] 11 BLLR 1068 (LC) raised […]

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