Archive for Nov 2014

DAMAGES FOR ADULTERY – DEAD AS A DODO?

“The Dodo suddenly called out ‘The race is over!’” (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland) Your spouse’s adulterous affair ruins your happy marriage – can you, as the “innocent” spouse, sue the “third party” for damages? Our law has for centuries recognised such damages claims for adultery, and these are usually based on – Insult or…

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DEVELOPERS : REGISTER OR REGRET!

Residential property developers need to note the recent Constitutional Court judgment confirming that you must register with the NHBRC (National Home Builder’s Registration Council) before you conclude a building contract or commence building – if you don’t (or if you register late) you cannot enforce payment. In fact you commit a criminal offence just by…

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