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May 27, 2013

UNFAIR DISMISSAL AND CCMA HEARINGS – CAN YOUR LAWYER REPRESENT YOU?

Although CCMA rules generally allow you to have legal representation in arbitrations, there is one important – and common – exception.Where the dispute is about the […]
May 27, 2013

LENDING TO A FRIEND: THE R7 MILLION, THE LAW AND THE RISKS

“Be careful about lending a friend money. It may damage her memory” (Anonymous)Of the many potential pitfalls inherent in making loans to friends, one of the […]
May 27, 2013

YOUR SECTIONAL TITLE LEVIES – ARE THEY VALID?

A recent High Court case, in which a body corporate failed in its attempt to sequestrate the deceased estate of a section owner, shows once again […]
May 27, 2013

UNDUE INFLUENCE BY ESTATE AGENTS IS UNPROFESSIONAL

Estate Agents have an interest in good conveyancing after they have concluded a sale of a Seller’s property. However, they have no business in influencing a […]
May 27, 2013

COMPANY DEREGISTRATION: NEW PROCEDURES

CIPC (the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) has published new procedures for deregistration of companies and close corporations. You can apply to voluntarily deregister your corporate […]
May 27, 2013

BARRIERS TO RESOLVING DISPUTES THROUGH NEGOTIATION

In the opening chapter of Barriers to Conflict Resolution, Robert H. Mnookin ascribes the inability of parties to reach optimal agreements through negotiation, to the existence […]
May 27, 2013

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS WITH TRUSTS – A RISK TO REMEMBER!

Don’t sell property to, nor buy property from, a trust – until, that is, you have written proof that the person representing the trust is properly […]
May 27, 2013

BRAVE NEW WORLD: VIRTUAL BOARDROOMS IN CYBERSPACE

“O Wonder! .….O Brave New World” (Shakespeare) One of the innovations brought in by our “new” Companies Act is that company meetings may now be held […]
May 27, 2013

LITIGATION, MEDIATION & ETHICS

“So, tell me one thing, why would a litigation attorney refer a matter to mediation?” asks William, a senior commercial attorney in Cape Town. I hesitate […]
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