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Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

Look out for restrictions on your property
Look out for restrictions on your property

Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property...

By Adrian Goslett 15 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What marketing techniques work best for law firms?

As you would expect, there are many marketing strategies that could be used with law firms. However, some will be a lot better than others...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Feb 2017

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Patents and access to medicine

Rights activist group, Fix the patent laws, is taking a stand to get the South African law on medicine patents changed...

By Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2017

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The ins and outs of a usufruct

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner's property for a certain period, usually for the remainder of that person's life...

By Adrian Goslett 1 Feb 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?
Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?

Following Gezani Isaac Masingi's unsuccessful application for the post of Municipal Manager of the Greater Giyani Municipality, Masingi sought to find out why...

By Gavin Stansfield 17 Jan 2017

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"
Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

Ackermans has recently been successful in a precedent setting trade mark dispute against Truworths which was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The trade mark at the centre of the dispute was “THE LOOK”...

By Janine Hollesen 16 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit
Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up...

By Sharon Snell 8 Dec 2016

Business transfers: when is enough not enough?
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

The Constitutional Court in a majority judgment rejected, in no uncertain terms, three important arguments advanced in support of an application for leave to appeal the Labour Appeal Court's decision in Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality v Rural Maintenance...

By Faan Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?
Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?

On 21 October 2016, judgment was handed down by the Pretoria High Court in the matter of BMW South Africa v The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

By Heinrich Louw 21 Nov 2016

No country for racists
No country for racists

May an employee who uttered racist statements be placed back into the same workplace...?

By Johan Botes 9 Nov 2016

Your legal rights if you have an injury at work
Your legal rights if you have an injury at work

There have been many cases of workplace injury victims suffering unnecessarily for extended periods of time, only because they didn't know that they had extensive legal rights at their disposal...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Nov 2016

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act
Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

On 7 October 2016, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act was brought into force, which applies to South Africans living housing schemes, where the use of and responsibility for land and buildings is shared...

By Justine Krige 17 Oct 2016

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit
US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 26 Sep 2016

How to tax cellphones in the workplace
How to tax cellphones in the workplace

The use and ownership of mobile devices and computers in the workplace brings a range of implications for payroll calculations, as well as the employee's take-home pay...

By Rob Cooper 20 Sep 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
How to successfully sell legal technology to lawyers

There are four reasons that legal technology providers have been unable to sustainably market their services to attorneys...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Global Fishing Watch launched

Global Fishing Watch allows anyone with an internet connection to monitor fishing activity anywhere in the world's oceans...

By Sindy Peters 16 Sep 2016

Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim
Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim

In a ground-breaking, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim...

By Sharon Snell 13 Sep 2016

Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards
Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards

The 2016 African Legal Awards were held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday, 9 September 2016...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2016

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight
Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight

We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...

By Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees
U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners...

By Graeme Palmer 22 Aug 2016

How to handle a defaulting tenant
How to handle a defaulting tenant

The current challenging economic circumstances have not only had an effect on those wanting to own property...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Aug 2016

Playing the Trump card
Playing the Trump card

Donald Trump is, to put it lightly, a controversial figure, known for his extreme right wing political views and far from subtle criticism of, and disdain for, various minority groups. Well, Donald has done it again...

By Vicky Stilwell 15 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
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

Insurance could balance the legal scales
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

Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit
Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit

Presently, the European Union Trade Mark includes the UK; however, post-Brexit will see many changes, which may include the UK no longer being covered by it...

By Donvay Wegierski 14 Jul 2016

To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC
To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC

The current situation at the SABC brings into question the rights of employers to issue commands and the duty of employees to obey and carry out such instructions...

By Johan Botes 7 Jul 2016

MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?
MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?

The competition authorities of Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), an important step in the direction of more effective cross border enforcement of competition laws in SADC...

By Pieter Steyn 5 Jul 2016

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