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The legal profession needs a helpline where sexual harassment can be reported

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held a women’s talk session under the theme ‘#TIMESUP – Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession: It’s Time for Change,’ […]

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Titles do not make a good judge

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) hosted the annual Judicial Skills Training Project in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) in White River, […]

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People and practices – August 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed This year, Durban-based law firm Livingston Leandy Inc celebrates its 130th anniversary. Current Managing Director, Subashnee Moodley, attributes the firm’s 130 years of excellence to an […]

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Conveyancing examination update: What has the LSSA done so far?

Following the discussions on conveyancing examinations at the recent Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and National Association of Democratic Lawyers annual conferences, the LSSA has made headway in ensuring […]

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Letters to the editor – August 2019

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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Client expectations and the professional duties of a legal practitioner

It is trite that legal practice is a service industry. The clients to whom legal services are provided are important stakeholders for the legal practice. In engaging the services of […]

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What is the ‘fees to cash conversion’ and why is it important?

Law firms are businesses, and all businesses rely on money to survive. Retail sales executives know all about sales conversion and managers eagerly track the metrics of a cash conversion […]

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Companies Act provides relief for prejudiced minority shareholders

              It is not uncommon for many shareholders to find themselves in an undesirable position. Shareholders may wish to dispose of their shares for […]

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Donations tax – a summary of calculations

            Donations tax is payable on the total value of property disposed of, whether directly or indirectly, by a resident by means of a donation. […]

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A European perspective on modern day piracy – copyright, hyperlinks and the Internet

          The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 (the Berne Convention) is the principal international treaty governing copyright. In the European […]

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