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Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

By Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law
#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century...

By Tom Jackson 22 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards
#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards

This Women's Month, Pranitha Ramdial talks to us about the challenges women in the legal industry (and the working world, in general) face, and reminds us to keep fighting to make a difference...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Bringing diversity to the legal sector
#WomensMonth: Bringing diversity to the legal sector

This Women's Month, Kathleen Wong talks to us about her experience in the international legal industry, her observations on diversity and how we can empower women in the sector...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Business mistakes too many law firms make

Being a really good attorney does not mean that you are a highly talented businessman or entrepreneur. This is something that is really important to understand since there is a pretty large number of law firms that end up bankrupt...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box
#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box

Although every attorney is obligated to provide 24 hours of free legal work per year, some firms take a special interest in the pro bono services they offer and go so far as to establish a dedicated department, headed up by a team of specialists. Webber Wentzel is one such firm...

By Shan Radcliffe 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people
#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people

Odette Geldenhuys has dedicated her career to assisting those less fortunate, fighting for the rights of those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to have their voices heard...

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Jul 2017

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind...

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How are law firms making money as businesses?

Countless law firms ended up bankrupt because of various different problems. In most cases there are not enough clients to make the firm profitable...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...
Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...

When I saw the headlines on Friday stating the Western Cape High Court had declared the use of marijuana at home legal, I believed someone had shot off an early April Fool's joke...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How self-marketing influences success in law practices

What sets most lawyers apart from each other is not necessarily their ability to use their knowledge of the law to win cases for their clients, but the quality or lack of it when it comes to self-marketing...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers
#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Mar 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

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

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

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

Criminal sanctions for cartels
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

Boris Dzhingarov
Primary factors that influence paralegal salaries

If you take a look at the paralegal salaries that different professionals have in different parts of the world, you will notice that the variations can be quite high...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Apr 2016

Who should run the courts?
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 2 Nov 2015

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules
Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

By Rob Cooper 17 Jul 2015

Five must-haves to ensure legal compliance

With regular legislative updates, as well as the financial implications of non-compliance, it is increasingly important for companies to implement a solid compliance management system throughout the organisation...

By Greg Brown 25 Jun 2015

Blade Nzimande wants stronger action to be taken to curb what he views as racist comments and hate speech on online media. (Image: GCIS)
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

By Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015

Natasha Wright
Bye-bye birdie - new food law challenges

The topic of advertising of unhealthy foodstuffs to children, and its contribution to obesity and disease amongst the target audience, has been an ongoing debate for years...

By Natasha Wright 11 Sep 2014

Anton Harber
Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

Craig Williamson, who sent the bomb that killed activist Ruth First in Maputo in 1982, walks free... Pallo Jordan, who lied about having a doctorate, has withdrawn from public life...

By Anton Harber 29 Aug 2014

Anton Harber
Pistorius trial tells us a lot about our society

We have seen one style of cross-examination at the Oscar Pistorius trial: the pit-bull approach. It is tough and brutal...

By Anton Harber 25 Apr 2014

Françoise Henderson
A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014

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