Can I shoot an intruder in my home?

2019-03-20T10:36:35+02:00Mar 20th, 2019|

Crime is a reality in most countries and South Africa is well known to have some of the worst. There is a lot of confusion surrounding the use of deadly force if there is an intruder on your property. In this article we will discuss when you are allowed to use deadly force during a home invasion.  The general rule to remember is that a court of law will have to find your actions as having been reasonable.  Was [...]

How to become a lawyer.

2019-02-03T14:08:25+02:00Feb 3rd, 2019|

If you have an interest in becoming a lawyer but you don’t know how, this is the article for you. The most important step is to make sure you have a matric certificate with the correct subjects and adequate grading allowing university admission. You can then apply at a university as a full time student, alternatively, complete your studies by enrolling for the degree by correspondence . To get a bachelor of law (LLB) degree it will take 4 years of full [...]

When used car sales go bad

2019-01-22T22:53:32+02:00Jan 22nd, 2019|

The majority of South Africans will change vehicles several times throughout their life, be it out of necessity or personal choice. What happens when this vehicle you purchase is faulty? When purchasing a brand new vehicle from a dealership the warranty/motor plan will still be in place and, as such, it is far less likely that you will encounter problems so, for this article, we will be focusing on used vehicles. When you’re purchasing a used vehicle from a pre owned car dealership [...]

Can you get arrested for unpaid traffic fines?

2018-12-19T22:33:06+02:00Dec 19th, 2018|

During the festive season there is always an increase in police activity, namely roadblocks. In this article we will discuss on what basis you could be arrested for unpaid traffic fines. To start off, it’s important to know the difference between the kind of fines you get. If you commit a traffic violation for which a police officer pulls you over and hands you a fine this is completely different to receiving a fine in the mail. Two situations [...]

FREE Will – National Wills Week 2018

2018-09-12T09:06:26+02:00Sep 6th, 2018|

NATIONAL WILLS WEEK 17-21 September 2018 Why should an attorney draft your will? A will should be a bespoke and tailor made document to suit your particular situation. An attorney is learned in the law and requirements pertaining to the drafting of a will as well as the winding up of an estate, accordingly they are able to advise you of the best way in which to structure your will [...]

How does a RAF claim work?

2018-11-16T17:18:47+02:00Aug 31st, 2018|

In the past we published an article on why it’s advisable to claim through an attorney as opposed to approaching the RAF directly. If you missed that article you can read about it here. The first step is knowing whether or not you have a valid claim. There are various criteria set out by the RAF Act which need to be met before instituting a claim, for example: Who was to blame for the accident? [...]

Getting Married? Don’t Forget The Paperwork!

2018-05-16T09:02:06+02:00May 16th, 2018|

Many couples are not aware that they have a choice as to how they may be married. And it entails more than the venue and Minister! Couples can chose the best option for them from the below three regimes: IN COMMUNITY OF PROPERTY In South Africa the standard/default form of marriage is in Community of Property. This means that two estates are joined and each spouse owns an undivided half share. Each party has the [...]

How to plan for a stress free sale

2018-05-02T09:41:26+02:00May 2nd, 2018|

Most property transactions progress from sale to registration without a hitch. A smooth and uncomplicated transaction, with all parties walking away happy, is a Conveyancer’s dream! For the most part, situations which arise between Seller and Purchaser are easily resolved. By managing expectations of both parties and by applying the law, the ‘issues’ may be quickly finalised. However, there are the few gremlins that arise, causing havoc and a complete stall in the entire transaction. [...]

Seller’s choice – Why Seller’s should instruct the Conveyancer.

2018-04-20T08:32:42+02:00Apr 20th, 2018|

You would not necessarily appoint a Gynaecologist to operate on your heart, even if he was legally able to do so. In much the same way, it is best to instruct a Conveyancer (a specialist Attorney who specialises in the legal aspects of buying and selling immovable property, or conveyancing), than an Attorney who specialises in only civil or court work. Conveyancer’s are Attorneys who have studied and passed specialised board exams, and have been admitted [...]

2018 Budget Pocket Guide

2018-02-22T13:55:44+02:00Feb 22nd, 2018|

What will the 2018 Budget Speech mean for you and your business? The pocket guide will help understand or breakdown the budget. 2018 BUDGET POCKET GUIDE