CCMA process

The CCMA promotes fair practices in the work environment and ensures that labour disputes that fall within its jurisdiction are resolved efficiently, cost effectively and with the least amount of formalities.

First comes love, then comes… contracts?

Planning a wedding and fantasising about your future with your significant other is a combination of stress, nerves and excitement. Yet couples often forget that there are serious decisions that need to be made such as the matrimonial property regime that they will be married under.

Be aware of the consequences of paying an admission of guilt fine

In a world where instant gratification is the norm, the relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine when presented as an alternative to an appearance in court, is often perceived as a quick and easy way to extricate oneself from trouble with the law.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights at work

The world is facing a health crisis with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and every workplace has to help fight it.

South African businesses should apply for a section 11D tax incentive today

A business will be eligible for a tax deduction equal to 150% of expenditure incurred, if such expenditure is incurred directly and solely for R&D activity in South Africa.

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The law is reason, free from passion.

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

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

– Oscar Wilde

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

-Blake,William

Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.

– Hart Pomerantz

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

– Oscar Wilde

The trouble with law is lawyers.

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

The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.

– Will Rogers

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

– Khalil Gibran

He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.

– Proverb

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

– Robert Frost

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

– Oscar Wilde

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.

– Mark Twain

Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.

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

The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.

– Publilius Syrus (1st Century BC)

Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.

– Sophocles

The trouble with law is lawyers

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

– Oscar Wilde

I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.

– Voltaire

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.

– Immanuel Kant

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

-Bentham Jeremy

The trouble with law is lawyers.

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

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

– Mark Twain

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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