Archive for Jan 2008

THE WITNESS: AUSTEN SMITH IN THE NEWS

Staff crisis at master’s office 18 Jan 2008 Ingrid Oellermann The Pietermaritzburg Attorneys’ Association has formulated an emergency plan to overcome a critical staff crisis in the office of the Master of the High Court in Pietermaritzburg by offering professionals from local firms to provide basic services with effect from today as a short-term relief…

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UIF AND BODY CORPORATE LEVY UPDATES

BODY CORPORATE: THE RIGHT WAY TO RECOVER DISPUTED LEVIES A recent Supreme Court of Appeal case makes it clear that bodies corporate seeking to recover outstanding levies from an owner may only sue in a Court where there is no dispute as to the claim, i.e.” where an owner ignores a demand for payment of levies…

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PARTNERSHIP NEWS: A NEW CHAPTER

We are very excited to announce the changes taking place in 2008 with a new leadership style, and a new partner joining the ranks. Richard Scott takes the helm on 1 January 2008 as Senior Partner when Patrick Dewes steps down. Richard is currently the head of our Litigation and Labour Department and has been…

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