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December 4, 2018

What to look out for, before signing a lease agreement

Tenants often don’t read carefully through the terms and conditions contained in their lease agreement and this can cause problems down the road. A properly drafted […]
December 4, 2018

The pros and cons of renting a property

One of the biggest dreams that most people have, is to one day own their own home. However, that is easier said than done. Dreams of […]
December 4, 2018

Maintenance orders and variation

Maintenance orders and variation Maintenance is that part of the divorce order which is not a final determination of the rights of the parties. However, as […]
December 4, 2018

What does the process of adoption entail?

The adoption process is regulated in South Africa by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (“the Act”). Adoption is one of the ways to help give abandoned […]
November 2, 2018

Landmark judgment regarding Muslim Marriages

by Sophie Robertson The Western Cape High Court on 31 August 2018 handed down its judgment in the case of Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President […]
November 2, 2018

Making information protection your business

by Nicozaan Finestone-Jordaan Companies worldwide, from small to international businesses, are realising that information is an important strategic asset.  Businesses are devising new ways of collecting […]
November 2, 2018

Weeding out fact from fiction

by Sophie Robertson Weed, dagga, cannabis and dope have been some words buzzing around the legal and public spheres in the last few months. This flows […]
November 2, 2018

Things to consider before starting your small business

by Natalie Macdonald-Govender Starting your own business is an exciting adventure, but nerve-wracking at the same time. It is important to have a well-thought out strategy […]
October 9, 2018

Evictions: Know the law

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (“PIE Act”) affords protection to tenants against unlawful eviction. Regarding the […]
October 9, 2018

Make sure your will is properly executed when you sign!

When executing a will, it is important to ensure that you have signed it correctly and in accordance with the Wills Act 7 of 1953 (the […]
September 3, 2018

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

It often happens that parties to a business venture have discussions which they then decide to set out in writing, encapsulating the salient points of their […]
September 3, 2018

Tobacco and e-cigarettes – The way forward

The Minister of Health released the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2018 earlier this year. The main focus of the Bill […]
September 3, 2018

Non-resident purchasers – What to consider

We often receive queries from non-resident clients who wish to invest in property in South Africa. There are various considerations to bear in mind when purchasing […]
August 3, 2018

Litigation versus mediation

Litigation is the primary method of dispute resolution in the South African justice system. However, there are disadvantages attached to it, such as: the adversarial nature […]
August 3, 2018

A body corporate’s right to issue fines

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules. To support a harmonious living environment, […]
August 2, 2018

Recent judgment on the placement of temporary employees by labour brokers

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a landmark judgment regarding the placement of temporary employees by labour brokers. It has become common practice for labour brokers to […]
August 2, 2018

A short overview of the implications of the National Health Insurance Bill

The Minister of Health recently released the National Health Insurance Bill of 2018 (“NHI”) for public comment. The NHI Bill aims to give effect to Section […]
July 26, 2018

Mandela Day

For Mandela Day our staff pulled out all the stops to make sandwiches for Leliebloem house in Crawford. We also collected children’s books for the Community […]
July 12, 2018

Bisset Boehmke McBlain recently held our annual “Vacation Week” program.

The purpose of this week is to host law students with a view to exposing them to the practical side of the law as well as to […]
July 9, 2018

What to do when your loved ones can no longer care for themselves

There are several situations in life which may result in a person no longer being able to manage their financial affairs or make rational and / […]