Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions[Jonathan Ripley-Evans] The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to protect business assets from a divorce - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Statistics even go up to 60% when referring to following marriages. Divorces are really difficult to deal with but if you have a business, everything becomes even more complicated...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to trademark your business secrets (and why you should) - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] As a prospective entrepreneur, should you spend the time and effort to trademark your brand? Or do you hope that nobody mimics your company and potentially confuses your consumers?...

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

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How self-marketing influences success in law practices - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Nicolene Schoeman-Louw
How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?

How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?[Nicolene Schoeman-Louw] The new BEE Codes of Good Practice came into operation a couple of years ago, replacing the existing codes and allowing more leniency for some levels of business...

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

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers[Shan Radcliffe] Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

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Johan Botes
Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?[Johan Botes] Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far...

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Boris Dzhingarov
What marketing techniques work best for law firms? - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Justine Krige
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?[Justine Krige] 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...

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

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

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"[Janine Hollesen] 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”...

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Faan Coetzee
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

Business transfers: when is enough not enough?[Faan Coetzee] 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...

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Heinrich Louw
Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?

Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?[Heinrich Louw] 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)...

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Johan Botes
No country for racists

No country for racists[Johan Botes] May an employee who uttered racist statements be placed back into the same workplace...?

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Boris Dzhingarov
Your legal rights if you have an injury at work - Monetary Library

Your legal rights if you have an injury at work[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Justine Krige
Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act[Justine Krige] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to successfully sell legal technology to lawyers - Monetary Library

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

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Shan Radcliffe
Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards

Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards[Shan Radcliffe] The 2016 African Legal Awards were held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday, 9 September 2016...

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Vicky Stilwell
Playing the Trump card

Playing the Trump card[Vicky Stilwell] 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...

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