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How Does the New Divorce Act Ruling Affect You?
How Does the New Divorce Act Ruling Affect You? Media reports of the recent Constitutional Court decision holding a section of the Divorce Act unconstitutional and giving Parliament 24 months to remedy that haven’t always been clear about who needs to be aware of this, and who doesn’t. Firstly, understand the three “marital regimes” available...
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Selling your house to a non-resident
Selling Your House to a Non-Resident “Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien” (Sting’s ‘Englishman in New York’) South Africa is attractive to overseas property buyers with our world-class lifestyle, depreciated Rand, strong property registration and legal systems, and minimal restrictions against non-resident property ownership. Which is of course great news for property sellers...
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Buying a Used Car - Your Rights
Buying a Used Car – Your Rights “The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one” (Old proverb) You buy a “pre-loved” vehicle which turns out to be a complete dud. You go back to the dealership which says “sorry, you bought it as is, not our problem”. What are your rights? Buying from...
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A Costly Case of Buyers Remorse
A Costly Case of Buyer’s Remorse “Caveat subscriptor” – old legal maxim meaning “Let the signer beware!’ A recent High Court decision once again highlights the dangers of signing anything without reading, understanding and fully considering it. A “Renovator’s Dream” and a case of buyer’s remorse A couple viewed a house advertised as “a renovator’s...
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Lighthouse Trust and Corporate LegalBrief Valid Will
Can a Video Call be a Valid Will? “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” (Ambrose Bierce) It may well be that in the future, we will be able to make a perfectly valid will (“Last Will and Testament”) by way of a video recording or other electronic means, but...
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Lighthouse Trust and Corporate LegalBrief Slip n Trip
Suing for a Supermarket “Slip ‘n Trip” – What Must You Prove? “The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger” (William Shakespeare) Tripping over aisle blockages or slipping on floors made slick by spillages can happen in even the best-managed supermarkets, and injured shoppers regularly turn to our courts to claim damages from shopkeepers...
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Lighthouse Trust & Corporate LegalBrief Dementia
Dementia: Understanding Your Legal Options “Dementia is the plague of our time, the disease of the century” (Unattributed) Dementia is a widespread medical condition that affects people of all ages but particularly the elderly, and includes conditions like Alzheimer’s. One of the most significant challenges of dementia is the loss of mental capacity, making it...
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Lighthouse Trust & Corporate LegalBrief AI Fraud
Security Warning: Property Sale Cybercrime Surges, and a New AI Danger “The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague” (Napoleon Bonaparte) This October marks the 20th anniversary of the globally observed “Cyber Security Awareness Month”, and with cybercrime continuing to surge, here’s a cautionary tale to bear in mind. You buy your dream...
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Debt Collection – Two Recovery Options “Creditors have better memories than debtors” (Benjamin Franklin) How well you manage your debtors’ book, and how successful you are in actually collecting monies due to you, should always be a management priority. It can spell the difference between a successful, profitable business and a failed one. If you...
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A Dishonest “I’m Too Sick to Come to Work” Excuse is a Firing Offence “…an employment relationship is predicated on trust” (Extract from judgment below) Our courts have once again confirmed that dismissal is justified when employees lie about their state of health in order to get sick leave. A recent Labour Court case provides...
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