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Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges

Judge Nkola Motata has instituted a court challenge to the constitutionality of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Act, a move likely to bring the entire judicial accountability process to a halt once again...

By Franny Rabkin 26 Aug 2016

Lawyers key in fighting corruption

It is not often that a room full of lawyers being briefed on accountability and corruption in their profession respond with broad smiles and rousing applause...

19 Aug 2016

Language war hots up

The fight to keep Afrikaans as a language of instruction at universities is hotting up, with the Higher Education Network vowing to join court cases over the issue as friends of the court...

By Henaaz Jamal 29 Jul 2016

Five funding options for plaintiffs strapped for cash

Oftentimes, prospective plaintiffs will have an airtight case, but they're put in a compromising position that prevents them from being able to follow through with the proceedings...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Jul 2016

Mandatory medical cover discriminates against foreign students

South African universities are demanding medical cover from SADC students before registering them, even when they belong to a medical scheme in their own countries...

26 Jul 2016

Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying: If you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table...

By Sharon Snell 22 Jul 2016

Four common pitfalls to avoid when drafting a will

Your last will and testament is the only valid and legally enforceable instruction left behind to express the wishes and estate division guidelines of a deceased. To ensure that the remaining family members and beneficiaries are not left in a perilous situation and that the wishes of the deceased are honoured, it is essential to avoid common pitfalls at drafting stage...

20 Jul 2016

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 27 Jun 2016

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

Mediation: the art of crossing two bridges at the same time

Mediation is a facilitated negotiation in which a mutually acceptable third party attempts to facilitate the settlement of a dispute. It is a non-adversarial process, aimed at achieving consensus...

By Jonathan Sahli 14 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

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