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Tumi Mokwena's law firm facing liquidation application

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law #Litigation
Lawyer Tumi Mokwena, who has acted for EFF leader Julius Malema, faces an application for the liquidation of his law firm, says a News24 report. The application was brought by businessman Sithembiso Bethuel Bosch, who is also a former ally of Malema.

Chief Justice asks police to unmask 'fake news' forces

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 September 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Confronting the issue of fake news attacks on judges who have found against the EFF and the Public Protector on social media, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng urged those with evidence of captured or corrupt judges to provide concrete proof and stop hiding behind fictional identities, notes Legalbrief.

Our judges must be left alone

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
While accepting that the judiciary is not, and should not, be beyond criticism, former DA Chief Whip Douglas Gibson believes that those who value and support the Constitution must be increasingly concerned at the level of attacks on the judiciary.

Warning about judge's fake Twitter account

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
A Twitter handle purporting to be that of Judge Sulet Potterill of the Gauteng High Court, is fake, the Office of the Chief Justice has warned.

GCB condemns Malema attacks on judiciary

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 19 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The General Council of the Bar (GCB) has condemned personal attacks that EFF leader Julius Malema made against the judiciary during his Women's Day address.

LSSA welcomes ConCourt dismissal of conveyancing issue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Law Society (LSSA) has welcomed the dismissal by the Constitutional Court of the application for leave to appeal in the matter of Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Limited v the Law Society of SA and Others. The matter was dismissed with costs.

LSSA welcomes ConCourt dismissal of conveyancing issue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Law Society (LSSA) has welcomed the dismissal by the Constitutional Court of the application for leave to appeal in the matter of Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Limited v the Law Society of SA and Others. The matter was dismissed with costs.

Law firm gets thumbs up to pursue Transnet probes

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Transnet has welcomed a ruling by the High Court confirming that Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi (MNS) Attorneys has the authority to act on its behalf in pursuing those allegedly involved in state capture.

Another ruling broadening access to justice

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice #Litigation
In a recent ruling which broadens access to justice for the wider population, a third High Court has told banks they are abusing the legal process by bypassing Magistrate's Courts and taking bad-debt cases straight to a judge.

'Exorbitant' legal fees come under scrutiny

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
The ‘clearly high’ legal costs in the country have come under scrutiny of a commission investigating ways to broaden access to justice. The Star reports commissioners of the SA Law Reform Commission (SALRC) have started criss-crossing the country to hear from communities on how lawyers’ fees blocked citizens from accessing the courts.

Debt write-off solution proposed on e-tolls

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 18 July 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Motor Vehicles
The company that manages e-tolls on behalf of Sanral believes writing off the debt will bring delinquent Gauteng road users on board, according to a Centurion Rekord report.

CPA overhaul to benefit victims and witnesses

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
The Criminal Procedure Act is to be overhauled to ensure it is attuned to the country's constitutional democracy, Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola indicated during his budget vote speech in Parliament yesterday.

LSSA tackles conveyancing issues

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The Law Society (LSSA) has noted some concerns that the conveyancing landscape remains untransformed and that gatekeeping is an issue. It was commenting, in a media release, on a conveyancing task team’s review – set up by the LSSA’s House of Constituents – of the poor pass rate of the conveyancing admission examinations.

Lamola urges banks to use black lawyers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
New Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola believes banks and other JSE-listed companies should employ black lawyers to represent them in commercial matters, as transformation of the legal profession cannot only be left in the hands of the state.

'No win, no fee' article earns lawyer top award

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
No win, no fee – the so-called contingency fee arrangement – is often a contentious issue, but this subject saw leading Pretoria lawyer Gert Nel scooping a legal award. A Pretoria News report says Nel, of Gert Nel Inc, won the 2018 LexisNexis prize for the best article by a practising attorney published in De Rebus.

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