Garnishee Orders – Are 2 million of them now invalid?

Garnishee Orders – Are 2 million of them now invalid?

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“The ability of people to earn an income and support themselves and their families is central to the right to human dignity” (Extract from judgment below) “Garnishee” orders (more properly “Emoluments Attachment Orders” or EAOs) are often used by creditors to attach a debtor’s earnings.  The debtor’s employer is served with a court order to deduct specified amounts from the debtor’s salary or wages.  The employer pays those deductions over to the creditor until the debt and legal costs are settled in full. (more…)
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Boundary Wars: What To Do With An Encroaching Neighbour

Boundary Wars: What To Do With An Encroaching Neighbour

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“Good fences make good neighbours” (wise old proverb) You find out that the fence/wall/house your neighbour is building, or has built, is actually on your land – what can you do about it? No problem of course if you are happy to sell the land in question to your neighbour at an agreed price, or if your neighbour voluntarily removes the encroachment.  But if instead you come to blows and end up in court, what will the outcome be?  Regrettably, as a recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows, there is no easy answer to that question, hence the practical advice at the end of this article. (more…)
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