Posts tagged as Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA)

The old is gone embrace the new

x Bookmark The coming into effect of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) has brought along necessary changes in governing legal practitioners and harmonising the profession. However, the […]

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Exploring statutory requirements for private prosecution under the Criminal Procedure Act

x Bookmark  The type of prosecution permissible when instituting and conducting prosecution for offences under the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) or regulations made thereunder, is determined by […]

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LSSA submissions on legal fees

x Bookmark One of the functions of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), in fulfilling its mandate of representing the attorneys’ profession, is to comment on legislation and policy […]

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Dealing with deceased estates and maintaining their accounting records

x Bookmark Legal practitioners, as part of the services they may provide relate to deceased estates, either in the role as executors, administrators or as agents. In terms of the […]

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Which Act should legal practitioners rely on when applying for admission to practice on or after the commencement of the LPA?

x Bookmark Donaldson v Legal Practice Council (GJ) (unreported case no 15295/2020, 5-11-2020) (Lamont J (Meyer J and Harrison AJ concurring)) In the Donaldson matter, the Gauteng Local Division of […]

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Street law programmes: The benefit of community service for law students is a two-way street

x Bookmark The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), which came into force fully on 1 November 2018, places a strong emphasis on community service. One of its stated […]

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Hard work, low pay: A need for a prescribed minimum wage for candidate legal practitioners

x Bookmark Recently, the Legal Practice Council (LPC) has amended the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) rules providing that it is now a misconduct for a law firm […]

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