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Law firm condemned for misleading claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
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.

Go-ahead given to inspect attorney's accounts

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law #Litigation
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 pays R324m on claims over five years

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

Dlamini-Zuma sets out VBS 'casualties'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 28 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
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.

LPC tightens contingency fee rules to end rip-offs

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
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's chatbot will aid access to law

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
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.

Motata to be sued over 'false K-word' claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The businessman accused of calling Judge Nkola Motata the K-word, plans to sue him for this ‘false accusation’, says Rapport.

Attorneys duped by e-mail to appeal judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 07 October 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
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.

Mkhwebane raises concern over Gordhan judge

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 September 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

Law firm to challenge 'trial readiness certificates'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 September 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

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.

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