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May 28, 2013

DEBT COLLECTION ALERT! NEW NOTICE DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS

Credit Providers: Before you can sue on any credit agreement, you must “deliver” to the consumer a National Credit Act notice of default. There are several […]
May 28, 2013

PROPERTY OWNERS: ARE “OWN RISK” DISCLAIMERS STILL VALID?

Property owners: If you own a property – particularly one “designed for use by the public” (think guest houses, B&Bs, hotels, shopping malls, etc) make sure […]
May 28, 2013

YOUR SALE AGREEMENT

A purchaser or seller’s failure to comply with the many formal requirements relating to agreements for the sale of immovable property will render such agreements invalid! […]
May 28, 2013

PAYING IN ADVANCE: THE PERILS

Be very careful indeed when a supplier requires you to make an advance payment, in part or full, for goods or services yet to be supplied. […]
May 28, 2013

PREGNANT, UNMARRIED – AND DISMISSED

“There are 368 000 women between the ages of 15 and 21 with a baby under the age of two. 88% of them are single. (AMPS […]
May 28, 2013

DIRECTOR OR EMPLOYEE? APPLY THE “REALITY TEST”

Are directors employees? The question is an important one because our labour laws, particularly the Labour Relations Act, provide substantial protection only for “employees”. Now our […]
May 28, 2013

TRUSTS – A HEALTH WARNING

Trusts can be extremely useful tools in estate and tax planning (and for protection of your assets from life’s misadventures), but they come with a health […]
May 28, 2013

ACT NOW OR FOREVER LOSE THY PROPERTY TAX BREAK

Your home, and the tax break If you hold a residential property in the name of a company, CC or trust read on. You have a […]
May 28, 2013

CHILD MAINTENANCE – WHO IS LIABLE (AND WHO ISN’T)?

When you need financial help to support your child, who can be forced to contribute?A recent High Court judgment, which has received extensive media attention because […]
May 28, 2013

4 YEAR BATTLE RESOLVED IN 1 DAY

Earlier this year I was instructed to attempt to mediate a long running litigation matter. This was my first opportunity to mediate in a dispute where […]
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