Jean-Ray Pearton

Jean-Ray Pearton is an associate in GMI’s General Litigation Department. After obtaining his LLB in 2013, he joined GMI as a candidate attorney in 2014. During this time, he accumulated exposure to broad legal areas including Personal Injury Law and litigation, domestic violence matters as well as insurance Law and insolvency litigation.

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Lean on thy neighbour? – The duty of lateral support

Introduction Any seasoned litigation lawyer has had the pleasure, or displeasure for that matter, of dealing with disputes between neighbours. These disputes, whether about noise, nuisance or a retaining wall collapsing, are more frequent than one would hope.…

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State sets up trust to compensate victim after four year battle

Towards the end of last year, the Pretoria High Court granted judgment in favour of the plaintiff, Advocate JC van Eeden, who is the curator ad litem to 62 year old Prince Mokwalakwala (Prince). This welcome ruling came after four years of vigorous litigation by the…