Monthly Archives: July 2016

BAIL CONTINUED:

In our previous blog we looked at Bail in general and answered the question: What is bail?. In the light of the well-known Oscar Pistorius murder case in the North Gauteng High Court and his sentence of 6 years imprisonment; … Continue reading

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What is Bail?

  From time to time we get queries about a person who has been arrested and a family member wants to know whether we can get them out on bail as they are still being held in custody.

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Contract Law 2: Legal Effects of Contracts:

If all the essential elements discussed in our last blog are present in an agreement, the agreement constitutes a contract, with the legal consequence that its terms are legally binding on the parties. The statement “legally binding” does not mean … Continue reading

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Contract Law 1:

We have had a number of queries and questions over the last few weeks about contracts and thought we would share some legal principles on contracts with you. How do we legally define a contract? A contract is essentially an … Continue reading

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Drunk Driving: Drager mobile testing machines:

We all know that you should not drink and Drive. Drunk driving plays a very important role in the high death rate that we have on our National Roads. When one is stopped for drunk driving one is usually charged … Continue reading

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Prescription of a Debt: What does it mean? Part 2:

Today; we will continue our discussion on prescription as a defence to a claim instituted by a creditor against a debtor. We learnt in our last blog that a debt normally prescribes 3 years after it becomes due and payable.

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Prescription of a Debt: What does it mean? Part 1:

The Prescription Act; No 68 of 1969; provides in Chapter III for the extinction of debt by prescription. What does this mean? A debt is extinguished by prescription after the lapse of the period which applies in respect of that … Continue reading

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Divorce: Divorce and Proprietary and Pension Fund Benefits 2:

In our last blog we looked at proprietary rights on divorce. Today we look specifically at pension benefits at divorce. One needs to be very careful about how retirement benefits are divided between spouses at the time of a divorce. … Continue reading

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Divorce: Divorce Orders and Proprietary and Pension Fund Benefits:

It is a sad fact of life that many of our marriages end up in a divorce; and as the statistics indicate; up to two thirds of all marriages, depending on a number of issues including where you live and … Continue reading

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Divorce: How does the process work?

As promised; we now look at the Divorce process. All divorces are dealt with either in the High Court or in the Regional Divorce Court; the latter being specialised divorce courts have been specifically created to assist the High Court … Continue reading

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