November 9, 2020

Medical malpractice: Is it time to get a second opinion?

Consult: Firstly, it is highly recommended that you consult a personal injury attorney who specialises in medical malpractice claims. The attorney assists in determining the validity of the claim and advises on what to expect. The gathering of evidence is crucial and […]
November 9, 2020

Resolving conflict the right way

Wikipedia’s definition of mediation is “a structured, interactive process where an impartial third-party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques”. Mediation, when utilised in law, is […]
October 9, 2020

Impact of section 7C on estate planning

As a tool to reduce or avoid estate duty and/or donations tax, financial planners made use of trusts. This technique allowed the estate owner to transfer assets to a trust […]
October 9, 2020

The distribution of death benefits in a retirement fund under Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act

When a member of a retirement fund dies before reaching retirement age (and if the rules of the particular fund permit), the lump sum benefit which becomes payable (hereinafter referred […]
September 8, 2020

How to secure unpaid rent?

South Africa is facing one of its toughest financial challenges in somewhat uncertain times. The impact thereof is that people are struggling to cover all their expenses and in some […]
September 3, 2020

Is it still a buyers’ market out there?

The property market for 2020 initially proved to be a buyers’ market. Though with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown’s effects on the economy, the question […]
July 1, 2020

The importance of an Antenuptial Contract

An antenuptial contract, also known as an “ANC”, is one of the most important documents that a natural person will sign as it has a direct impact on his/her estate. […]
July 1, 2020

POPIA: Commencement of 1 July 2020 and D-day of 1 July 2021

The much-anticipated Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) will commence on 1 July 2020. However, this is not cause for panic because this is not the date from which […]
June 4, 2020

Facebook Focus: Nic

Nic qualified as an attorney and conveyancer in 1999 and as a notary in 2000. He has been practising at NVS since 2014 and has a demonstrated history of working […]
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