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Paying attention to mediation clauses in shipping contracts

Parties to a shipping agreement, such as a contract of carriage or charter, should pay very careful attention to the wording of the mediation clause included in the shipping contract, if they agree that they wish to refer any future or existing disputes to mediation...

By Lana Jacobs 1 day ago

Digital to transform court filing system

To increase efficiencies, reduce costs and mitigate against the lost and stolen court documents in the South African legal system, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called for the introduction of an electronic court filing system...

21 Jun 2016

Gauteng attorney's piece on 'Ukuthwala' earns top honours

Johannesburg-based attorney Diana Mabasa's article, Ukuthwala at the intersection of race and gender: 'black girls matter', recently scooped the 2015 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Jun 2016

Webber Wentzel named Private Equity Deals Legal Advisor of the Year

Webber Wentzel walked away with Deals Legal Advisor of the Year 2016 at the 5th Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards, held on 9 June 2016. Webber Wentzel was the only South African law firm to win...

10 Jun 2016

Baker & McKenzie elects new chairman

Global law firm Baker & McKenzie has announced that following a vote of its partnership, Paul Rawlinson has been elected as the next chairman of the firm...

8 Jun 2016

Mthatha legal eagles set to soar through transformation programmes

Eight historically disadvantaged Mthatha legal professionals have been recognised and rewarded with tools to grow their legal practices, while at the same time advancing transformation of the legal sector...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Resolving South Africa's Model Law lag

With the draft International Arbitration Bill soon to be tabled in Parliament, Bizcommunity asked Jackwell Feris and Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Directors in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Dispute Resolution Practice, to give us some more insight as to what this means for the South African legal landscape...

31 May 2016

UJ obtains court order to prevent violence, anarchy

The High Court has granted the University of Johannesburg (UJ) a court order, binding until 31 May 2016, when respondents will have an opportunity to show cause why the interim relief should not be made final...

18 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

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

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...

Issued by LexisNexis 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

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