Legal Trends 2018

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NPC welcomes State Capture Commission

The National Planning Commission, led by its Chairperson Minister Jeff Radebe and Deputy Chairperson Malegapuru Makgoba, has welcomed the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture...

14 Feb 2018

Landmark court ruling on protests is a victory for citizens

In a landmark ruling on 24 January 2018, the Western Cape High Court declared part of the Regulation of Gatherings Act unconstitutional, putting an end to the criminalisation of protests conducted without notice...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 6 Feb 2018

Manhunt underway for escaped awaiting trial prisoners

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for five awaiting trial prisoners, who escaped while being transported from the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court to the Johannesburg Prison...

6 Feb 2018

Police Minister rebuffs corruption plot claims

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed media reports that he orchestrated a plot to defraud Crime Intelligence...

6 Feb 2018

UFS appoints new Dean for Faculty of Law

Prof John Mubangizi has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law by the Council of the University of the Free State (UFS). He assumed office on 1 February 2018...

5 Feb 2018

People's Tribunal takes on economic crime

The People's Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa will open its first hearings at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Saturday, 3 February 2018...

2 Feb 2018

Date set for beginning of KPMG-Gupta hearings

The Ntsebeza inquiry into the conduct of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) members who worked for KPMG SA on Gupta accounts and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) "rogue unit" report will soon start its hearings...

By Genevieve Quintal 1 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps

These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

Deloitte Legal launches new legal management consultancy

Legal Management Consulting (LMC), a new global multidisciplinary offering designed to help chief legal counsel and their in-house legal teams navigate rapid legal industry transformation, was launched by Deloitte Legal yesterday...

30 Jan 2018

Lawyers discuss legal parameters for briefing MPs involved in probing Steinhoff

Parliament's lawyers are engaging with Steinhoff's lawyers on the legal parameters of the briefing that the company will give to members of three parliamentary committees on Wednesday...

By Linda Ensor 30 Jan 2018

Why it's taken so long to prosecute state capture cases in South Africa

The Asset Forfeiture Unit of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that it is probing seven cases related to what has come to be known as "state capture", involving R50bn...

24 Jan 2018

Red flags to watch for in forensic corporate investigations

South Africa experienced a flurry of forensic corporate investigations last year, which aimed to address allegations of misconduct, accounting irregularities and even fraud within companies or government institutions...

24 Jan 2018

Unethical touting and how to avoid becoming a victim

People who are injured in accidents are warned not to fall victim to 'touts' offering legal services for personal injury claims...

18 Jan 2018

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International

Waymo, Uber end trade secrets theft trial with settlement

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Waymo and Uber announced an agreement on Friday, 9 February 2018, in the blockbuster federal lawsuit over allegedly stolen trade secrets from the former Google self-driving car project.

12 Feb 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

24 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

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