Month: April 2017

April 24, 2017

Who covers your costs when your legal representation is inadequate?

As a matter of common sense, people who approach courts for relief are entitled to legal representation. It follows that they are entitled to expect that every effort will be undertaken by their chosen legal representative to ensure that their cases are properly prepared and presented to courts. Thus, every legal representative owes the duty […]

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April 21, 2017

Ending the week on a high note

On 31 March 2017 Judge Davis, in the matter of Prince v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others; Rubin v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others; Acton and Others v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others (4153/2012) [2017] ZAWCHC 30 (31 March 2017) handed down an extremely controversial judgment legalising the […]

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April 12, 2017

In a car crash? Here’s what to do

With the Easter weekend fast approaching the country’s roads will be full of holiday-makers, eager to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This time of year inevitably leads to an increase in car accidents, the effects of which can be numerous and varied. So the question is, what does the law require a […]

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April 4, 2017

Should maintenance cover private school fees?

Paying maintenance can often be a thorny topic between couples going through a divorce or separation. Often, the person primarily responsible for paying maintenance will try escape their liability by advancing the argument that the children should be moved from a private learning institution to a government learning institution. In this blog, I will briefly […]

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