Monthly Archives: October 2014

Selling property? Watch your wording!

When you agree on a sale, ensure that your agreement is both clear and comprehensive – or risk the pitfalls of litigation. A case recently before the High Court (on appeal from a District

Property Buyers: Don’t pay the Seller’s old rates without legal advice!

You buy your dream house but are shocked to learn that (a) the seller still owes the municipality for old rates and taxes and (b) you can’t get a new electricity account unless

Whistle-Blowing: a Facebook Foul Up

“Whistleblowing should be encouraged. Employees who risk occupational detriments by making bona fide and reasonable disclosures about irregularities at the workplace if their attempts to have the employer address such irregularities, fall

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

Attacking a Trust (and defending it)

“Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack” (Sun Tzu)   It’s an all-too-common scenario.  When you try to recover your money from a debtor, you find that

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