A thought piece on ethical conduct for attorneys, advocates and corporate counsel

Prior to the introduction of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (or the LPA), the concept of a “fit and proper person” was applied in the context of admission of an attorney to the High Court of South Africa. It was commonly accepted but not actually stated anywhere other than…

Is your organisation POPIA ready?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) should finally come into full force soon. Initially, the President was expected to proclaim that the (material) remaining provisions of POPIA come into force on 1 April…

Coronavirus – Rights and obligations of employers and employees

As coronavirus (CoVID-19) spreads in South Africa, employers and employees alike find themselves in unchartered territory.

Fortunately, most jurisdictions, including South Africa, have well established legal principles (including the common law and legislation)…

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The trouble with law is lawyers

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.

– Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

– Oscar Wilde

Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty.

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The trouble with law is lawyers

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

– Oscar Wilde

Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

-Blake,William

The trouble with law is lawyers.

– Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

The law is reason, free from passion.

– Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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