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July 2, 2014

STAFF NEWS: MARYKA VERMAAK – PROFILE

Maryka was recently appointed as a director of Chris Fick and Associates Inc. She specialises in property law, conveyancing, notarial servitudes and general notarial practice. Over […]
June 10, 2014

THE POPI’S PROGRESS: SLOW, BUT THE CLOCK TICKS ON

POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act) is now partially in effect, but only to the extent that the way is now cleared for the appointment […]
June 10, 2014

HOUSES, COHABITATION, CO-OWNERSHIP, AND THE DANGER OF DISPUTE

“Communio est mater rixarum” (Roman law maxim meaning “Co-ownership is the mother of disputes”) A recent High Court case highlights once again the dangers of cohabiting […]
June 10, 2014

ACCELERATION CLAUSES: BORROWERS (AND LENDERS) BEWARE!

An “acceleration clause” in a loan agreement (where the loan is repayable in instalments) provides that if the borrower fails to pay any one instalment, the […]
June 10, 2014

Mediation News

John O’Leary’s new book: Mediation in Family and Divorce Disputes. This book is a practical guide with tips for both mediators and parties to a mediation, […]
May 12, 2014

THE PISTORIUS TRIAL: WHAT MUST THE STATE PROVE? AND WHAT IS “DOLUS”?

“For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak” (Shakespeare, Hamlet). The human tragedy underlying this high profile case, and the media frenzy accompanying the trial, […]
May 12, 2014

HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS: CAN YOU BAN A HOME BUSINESS?

“…there is nothing contained in our law which prevents a property owner from agreeing to a limitation of its rights…” (Extract from judgment, below) All Home […]
May 12, 2014

PERSONNEL NEWS: MC COETZER

MC Coetzer is our chief litigation attorney, also specialising in commercial contracts and mediation. MC started with us at Chris Fick and Associates in 2006. He […]
April 1, 2014

YOUR CAR: WASHED, WAXED AND STOLEN. CAN YOU SUE?

You leave your precious car for a wax and polish at a car wash, and a thief steals it. Can you sue the car wash for […]
April 1, 2014

RATES CLEARANCE: A NEW RISK FOR BUYERS?

Property buyers need to be aware of, and protect themselves against, a possible new risk. In a nutshell, you cannot take transfer of a property until […]
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