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Outsourcing by legal practitioners

By the Financial Forensic Investigations Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Outsourcing of services, products or functions has become prevalent in today’s contemporary business. This practice has proven to be […]

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Illicit outflow of capital from South Africa eliminated by statutory duties placed on directors

Kukama v Lobelo and Others (GSJ) (unreported case no 38587/2011, 12-4-2012) (Tshabalala J) By Muhammad Patel In this article a simple illustration is first given of the concepts of semi-privatisation […]

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Launching business rescue applications in liquidation proceedings – (successfully) flogging a dead horse?

Richter v Absa Bank Limited (SCA) (unreported case no 20181/2014, 1-6-2015) (Mhlantla, Leach, Pillay JJA, Fourie and Dambuza AJJA) By Bouwer van Niekerk A potentially far-reaching decision regarding the launching […]

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New legislation

                Legislation published from 1 – 31 July 2015 PROMULGATION OF ACTS Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 5 of […]

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Employment law update

    The right to use sleeping facilities on work premises during a picket or lockout In Rooiport Developments (Pty) Ltd v Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and Others […]

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Recent articles and research

By Meryl Federl Please note that the below abbreviations are to be found in italics at the end of the title of articles and are there to give reference to […]

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Letters to the editor August 2015

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 […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg has two new appointments.               Cox Yeats in Durban has three new promotions.     […]

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Who’s got your back?

By Ann Bertelsmann It does not matter whether you are a candidate attorney, associate, single practitioner or a director in one of the larger law firms, you are always vulnerable […]

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How important is practice management?

By Vincent Faris There can be no doubt that the global economic meltdown impacted everyone in one way or another. Law firms too have not escaped the impact. My experience […]

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