Pretoria attorneys found negligent after they paid R1.7m into a fake account

2019-10-08 05:00

A Pretoria law firm has appealed a high court decision that it still owes a client R1.7m even though it had already paid the money into what later appeared to be a fraudulent account.

Over 70% of working South Africans don't have a will - here's how to get yours for free

2019-09-15 08:38

During National Wills Week, many law firms are willing to draw up basic wills for free.

Dismissal of directors: SA law needs clarity on the role of courts

2019-08-13 19:01

Every now and then directors are unfairly removed from office by a hostile board. When this occurs, they face numerous challenges. One of them is that the legal remedies open to them are unclear, says Rehana Cassim.

High court ruling affirms Gordhan's rights, says legal team

2019-07-29 18:55

The legal team adds that Gordhan doubts the Public Protector's "competence, integrity, legal literacy and Constitutional grasp of her powers, duties and functions".

Cyber criminals targetting legal professionals

2019-07-04 09:09

Hack attacks, ransom threats and theft of money through fraudulent transactions are all becoming a stark reality for legal professionals, warns a legal risk advisor.

Seth Nthai wins application to be re-admitted as an advocate

2019-05-25 08:20

Lawyer Seth Nthai was struck off the roll of advocates in 2013.

Tempted by that online will, divorce settlement or lease template? Read this first

2019-04-28 19:00

Many people have searched online for templates, for instance for a will, rental agreement, retainer, divorce settlement agreement or employment contract. But they should proceed with caution, experts warn.

At war with your neighbours? Try mediation

2019-03-10 17:44

Sooner or later, many of us deal with the yapping dog, the leak, the loud music, or the lawnmower at the crack of dawn - but how you handle it can either increase the risk of future feuds and higher costs, or minimise costs and tensions, says a legal expert.

Kodwa rape allegations: When was it right to name him?

2019-02-25 06:15

There has been much debate over whether it was right for some media houses to name Zizi Kodwa before he had pleaded to the charge in court. But a lawyer has pointed out that there is no criminal process pending at the moment.

It can be hard to explain why blackmail is wrong

2019-02-11 06:00

From a legal perspective, blackmail is a funny crime, says Stephen Carter.

 

EXPLAINER: Why you should care that parts of RICA are unlawful

2019-09-18 17:35

Legal experts unpack the latest high court ruling which declared parts of RICA unconstitutional.

Old Mutual board is united, says chair Trevor Manuel as Peter Moyo battle rages on – report

2019-08-25 16:53

Old Mutual board chairperson Trevor Manuel says the board is united, contrary to the 'two bulls in a kraal' narrative created by Peter Moyo, Business Maverick reports.

Tactics used by tenants from hell - and how to deal with them

2019-07-30 07:00

Sooner or later, a landlord will likely face the scenario every property owner dreads -namely, the tenant from hell, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Old Mutual: Ex-CEO Moyo is using diversion tactics, targeting Manuel

2019-07-05 14:50

Old Mutual's former CEO Peter Moyo and his legal team 'appear to be following a deliberate strategy of attempting to divert attention from Mr Moyo's own actions', the company has said in a statement.

Dutch law firm starts legal action against Steinhoff

2019-07-02 17:54

Dutch law firm BarentsKrans has started legal proceedings against Steinhoff, the group says in an update to shareholders.

How to evict a commercial tenant

2019-05-04 15:05

Legislation introduced in the last few years gives residential tenants a host of rights - and landowners or landlords must follow very strict procedures to evict tenants, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Airbnb supports 'clear and progressive rules' for SA home sharing industry

2019-04-16 16:24

Commenting on SA's proposed Tourism Amendment Bill, Airbnb tells Fin24 it supports "clear and progressive rules for the sustainable growth of home sharing".

SARS is eyeing suspect pastors, says tax boss

2019-02-28 15:04

SARS is clamping down on growing tax non-compliance among churches.

Child support - what the law says

2019-02-16 13:57

All parents carry the responsibility to financially support their children, with very rare exceptions, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Debate rages on about law change that will make it illegal to charge for adoption services

2019-02-09 22:27

Organisations are concerned the number of adoptions will decline.

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