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Full court affirms legal practitioners’ exclusive rights in taxations of bills of costs

JJVR v Taxing Master, High Court of South Africa (Western Cape Division) and Another (Horowitz and  South African Legal Practice Council as intervening parties) [2024] 1 All SA 178 (WCC) […]

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The importance of clarity and precision in trust deeds and wills: Avoiding future disputes through effective drafting

Schoonhoven NO and Others v Schoonhoven and Others [2024] JOL 63272 (KZP) The High Court in KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court, Pietermaritzburg recently dealt with a complex legal matter […]

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Has the plaintiff made a case on a balance of probabilities, for its claim against the defendant?

Sibuyi NO obo MMG v Road Accident Fund (NWM) (unreported case no RAF 68/2022, 27-3-2024) (Mfenyana J) A mother approached the North West Division of High Court in claiming for […]

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New legislation – May 2024

Legislation published from 18 March – 5 April 2024 By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith   Acts Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Act 12 of 2023 The date of commencement: 3 […]

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Employment law update – May 2024 – Section 197 transfer

In Katiso Transport and Logistics CC and Another v Eagle Liner Transport (Pty) Ltd and Others [2024] 3 BLLR 255 (LAC) the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) had to determine whether […]

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Recent articles and research – May 2024

Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta (2024) 45.1 ITJ Insurance and Tax Journal LexisNexis (2024) 39.1 PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal North West University, Faculty of Law […]

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To admit or not: Case comment of Ex Parte Galela

On 1 November 2023, the Legal Practice Council (LPC) celebrated five years of its existence since the coming into effect of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. It was […]

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Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney

On 13 March 2024, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, published the Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney and Senior Counsel honours on eligible legal practitioners. […]

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Letters to the Editor – April 2024

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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A terminated mandate and premature execution: Lessons from the Patel case

Terminated mandates Clients enjoy the freedom to instruct a legal practitioner of their choice. This is recognised in the Code of Conduct for all Legal Practitioners, Candidate Legal Practitioners and […]

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