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LPC releases the results of the provincial council elections

  By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has concluded and released the results of the provincial councils’ elections, which took place from 29 January to 15 March. In […]

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People and practices – April 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has nine new appointments. Adams & Adams in Pretoria have five promotions as partners. Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe Inc in Johannesburg has four […]

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Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a meeting in February to discuss the International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions, which was hosted by […]

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The limited purview of the Contingency Fees Act

By Terrence Davis This article expounds on the limited purview of the Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997 (the Act). This Act has been used incorrectly by certain legal practitioners […]

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Repetition in order to support a reasonable apprehension of harassment in the Domestic Violence and Protection from Harassment Acts

By Leon Ernest Rousseau The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 and the Protection from Harassment Act 17 of 2011 each essentially, in respect of harassment, require that the conduct […]

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Technology: Protecting against cybersecurity compromise

By Anthony Pillay In previous articles published in De Rebus, the potential liability of attorneys for business e-mail compromises (2018 (Sept) DR 35) and cyber liability insurance (2019 (Jan/Feb) DR […]

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Adequate and effective internal controls

By Simthandile Kholelwa Myemane The Rules formulated as per ss 95(1), 95(3) and 109(2) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, and published on 28 July 2018, require of […]

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Is the Road Accident Fund’s litigation in urgent need of review?

By Prof Hennie Klopper The Road Accident Fund (RAF) regularly laments its precarious financial position and has consistently blamed legal practitioners for this. One of the RAF expenses that had […]

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Obscurity on the issue of filing security in review applications

  By Vishal Ramruch The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) was amended to include subs (7) and (8) into s 145, with effect from 1 January 2015. These […]

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Is the state obliged to provide Internet access to detainees?

By Daniël Eloff Persons who are detained or arrested have certain rights under the Constitution. One such right is the right of an arrested and/or detained person to consult with […]

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