Legal Trends 2016

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Allen & Overy expand sub-Saharan practice

The international law firm, Allen & Overy, has officially launched its new, larger Johannesburg office as a key hub for its sub-Saharan operations...

Harvard Law School, UCT collaborate in faculty development initiative

Harvard Law School will collaborate with local business, academic institutions and a law firm to address policy issues in Africa. Its Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) has initiated a faculty development initiative with the University of Cape Town in South Africa...

Appeal Court determines Unisa student entitled to father's pension benefits

The Supreme Court of Appeal has endorsed a ruling by the Pension Funds Adjudicator, confirming that a student registered at Unisa did not forfeit her pension benefit as she was regarded as studying full-time and not part-time...

Arbitrations and business rescue

The Companies Act states that no legal proceeding may be commenced or proceeded with in any forum against a company in business rescue, except with the written consent of the business rescue practitioner. However, the Act does not define the phrase 'legal proceeding'...

By Jonathan Witts-Hewinson and Fiorella Nor

Visa application service provider VFS Global faces High Court challenge

The Department of Home Affairs and its contracted visa application service provider, VFS Global, face a Cape High Court case to challenge the legitimacy of the appointment of VFS...

Validity of electronic contracts

The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2007) establishes the general principle that communications are not to be denied legal validity solely because they were made in electronic form...

By Nastascha van Vuuren

eDiscovery cuts discovery process in litigation

Technology, in the form of eDiscovery, is quickly cutting at the root of the inevitable delays and potential errors made during the discovery process during litigation...


Europlaw Group Incorporated, situated in South Africa and the United Kingdom, has in-house attorneys, lawyers, advocates, auditors, legal advisors, fund managers and accountants that offer a variety of services...

Issued by Europlaw

Concern over amendments to Debt Collectors Act

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has issued an invitation for comment on suggested changes to the Debt Collectors Act, a move that could have a profound impact on the debt collection industry...

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

No 'common law marriage' protecting inheritances in SA

In South Africa, if you are not married or in a civil partnership, a legally recognised union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage, you are not legally entitled to anything of your partner's when he or she dies...

Who should run the courts?

Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

By Nicci Botha

Encouraging women to find new ways to lead in law

The recent summit entitled, 'Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law', evidenced that the old traditional way of practicing law is undergoing an exciting transformation...

By Niki Malherbe

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