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Legal practice of the future discussed at practice management conference

By Kathleen Kriel The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and Legal Education and Development (LEAD) held its first annual Practice Management Conference on 19 and 20 August at the […]

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The role of law in curbing xenophobia

By Kevin O’ Reilly In August, Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo delivered an address at the South African chapter of the International Association of Women Judges conference at Unisa titled […]

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Transformation discussed at JAA AGM

By Kathleen Kriel The Johannesburg Attorneys Association (JAA) held their 73rd annual general meeting at Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg on 9 September. Guest speakers at the AGM included Wayne […]

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LSSA Council finalises position paper on the powers and functions of Public Protector’s Office

Compiled by Barbara Whittle In February this year the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a colloquium on the powers and functions of the Office of the Public Protector […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Phatshoane Henney Attorneys in Bloemfontein has two new promotions.                     WerthSchröder Inc in Johannesburg has appointed Kimberley […]

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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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Breaking the golden egg – the pitfalls of written admissions in s 37D of the Pension Funds Act

By Zamazulu Nkubungu The protection of pension fund assets against creditors has been a topic of debate in several countries. The ultimate risk faced by pension fund members and pension […]

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Encumbering proceedings for the plaintiffs – recent changes to the summary judgment procedure

By Eugene Dlamini The origins of the summary judgment as a procedural remedy is well entrenched within our current legal system, and can be traced back to 1855 when the […]

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Dispossessed and unimpressed: The mandament van spolie remedy

By Valentine Mhungu Mandament van spolie (spoliation) is an old common law remedy commonly used by a person who has been dispossessed of goods without following due legal procedure. This […]

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