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 […]