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R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger

Life Healthcare Group and Joint Medical Holdings have agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R10 million - the highest fine ever imposed to date for a failure to notify a merger...

16 May 2016

Professional negligence: when your lawyer lets you down

Possibly one of the worst betrayals is when a professional individual paid to look after your interests, neglects their duty in a way that leaves you physically, financially, emotionally or legally compromised...

Issued by Simpsons Attorneys 16 May 2016

Bowman Gilfillan believes in the value of coaching

Coaching has taken off within law firms around the globe, with the Law Gazette reporting that the top 100 law firms are now spending an estimated £4.5 million (R93 million) on coaching annually...

6 May 2016

LexisNexis and Webber Wentzel launch new legal app

LexisNexis has teamed up with African law firm, Webber Wentzel, to develop South Africa's first law firm app of its kind - tailor-made specifically for Webber Wentzel clients in the Technology Media and Telecommunications...

4 May 2016

Criminal sanctions for cartels

As of 1 May 2016, the Competition Amendment Act (2009) comes into effect and one of its provisions makes cartel conduct a criminal offence...

By Albert Aukema 26 Apr 2016

Labour Law Conference to address impact of national minimum wage

The 29th Annual Labour Law Conference, taking place 24-25 August 2016 at Emperors Palace, will discuss factors affecting youth employment, the role of trade unions and the question of the national minimum wage...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 25 Apr 2016

The importance of job cards in municipal billing disputes

Job cards are documents that are generated by people who work for (or who are contracted to work for) municipalities, when testing or installing or removing water and electricity meters...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Jonathan Salant 12 Apr 2016

New advocates given a career boost

Assisting with the development of newly qualified advocates is the mandate of LexisNexis South Africa's annual Advocate Advancement Programme. This year, 52 advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds were sponsored...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Apr 2016

Constitution remains client of pro bono lawyers

Former Constitutional Judge, Justice Yacoob, said that law should be used as a weapon in order to achieve greater good in society...

8 Apr 2016

Primary factors that influence paralegal salaries

If you take a look at the paralegal salaries that different professionals have in different parts of the world, you will notice that the variations can be quite high...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Apr 2016

Treasury to set up Nkandla team

National Treasury is to set up a team as part of efforts to execute the Constitutional Court judgment stating that it should determine a percentage of the costs that President Jacob Zuma should pay for the Nkandla security upgrades...

1 Apr 2016

African round of ELSA Moot Court competition in Grahamstown

The third annual African regional round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulation of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel proceeding, will take place at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from 29 March to 1 April 2016...

15 Mar 2016

Merger between Drake Flemmer and Orsmond, Terence Mathie Attorneys in Eastern Cape

Drake Flemmer and Orsmond (DFO), one of the oldest law firms in East London, being established in 1888, and Terence Mathie Attorneys, founded in 2006 have announced their merger...

8 Mar 2016

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