Legal Articles and Guides
Fresh Start Law Centre's claims on its website that the process of removing an old criminal record takes ‘12 weeks or less’ and that ‘we remove criminal records faster than any other company in SA’ has been condemned as dishonest and misleading by the Advertising Regulatory Board.
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been given the go-ahead to inspect the accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena following complaints of misconduct.
Eastern Cape taxpayers forked out more than R324m to the State Attorney’s Office in the last five years to defend the Department of Health against medico-legal claims.
Only two officials have been dismissed and 10 suspended for opening accounts with the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank against the National Treasury’s instructions.
Lawyers ripping off their clients to the tune of millions in contingency fees will be up against the new rules promulgated by the Legal Practice Council (LPC).
Attorney Grace Gichanga has come up with, a chatbot, Pro Se Legal, that will dispense practical legal advice to ordinary South Africans via social media platforms.
The businessman accused of calling Judge Nkola Motata the K-word, plans to sue him for this ‘false accusation’, says Rapport.
Two attorneys who were ordered to compensate a client R1.7m plus interest after all parties became the victims of cybercrime plan to appeal the judgment.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has harsh words for a judge whom she believes may be appointed to hear a case that has the potential to weaken her hand in her SARS ‘rogue unit’ report against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, notes Legalbrief.
A Pretoria law firm is to launch an application at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to overturn a practice directive that it believes is contributing to a mounting backlog of cases and the risk of enormous administrative costs, reports TimesLIVE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.