New banking details for annual fees

January 29th, 2020

By Nomfundo Jele

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) would like to make legal practitioners aware of the new banking details for the payment of their annual fees.

In its notice, the LPC states that the amendment to rs 4.1 and 4.2 was published in GenN720 GG42919/20-12-2019. It states that the LPC ‘has amended the rules made under the authority of sections 95(1), 95(3) and 109(2) by the deletion of rules 4.1 and 4.2 and the substitution thereof with the following rules:

“4.1 Every practising legal practitioner who is admitted and enrolled in terms of section 24(1) of the Act as a legal practitioner shall pay an annual fee to the Council at such time as may from time to time be fixed by the Council. That fee (which is inclusive of value-added tax) shall be –

4.1.1 in the case of a legal practitioner enrolled on the practising roll during the first two years of practise: R 1 725; and

4.1.2 in the case of a legal practitioner enrolled on the practising roll and who has been on the practising roll for more than two years: R 4 025.

4.2 The amount of the annual fee will be the amount applicable to the practitioner concerned on 1 January of the year to which the fee relates, provided that any legal practitioner enrolled on the practising roll after 30 June in any year shall pay only one half of the annual fee for that year.”’

Click here to read the notice and to view the new banking details.

Nomfundo Jele, Acting Communications Manager, Law Society of South Africa,