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ADR involves various processes other than litigation including negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative.

It has become increasingly popular amongst the general public and lawyers mostly due to the greater caseload of our courts, the fact that ADR proceedings remain confidential and their flexible nature.

This area of law concerns the framework within which business is conducted. It includes laws relating to companies and securities, contracts, liquidation, financial services regulation, banking and finance.

Constitutional or administrative law is arguably the most important in existence as, without it, there could be no other laws and the state would not be able to function. This is the law that holds our country together.

This area of law makes sure that that power is not abused and that it is used in an appropriate manner. Someone has to keep a check on the government and that is where this area of law steps up to the plate.

Contract law encompasses any laws or regulations aimed at enforcing certain promises.

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to either perform a service, provide a particular product or to commit an act, and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each have specific terms and conditions.

In order for a contract to be enforceable, it must contain:

  • an offer, specifically detailing exactly what will be provided;
  • acceptance, which is the agreement by the other party to the offer presented;
  • consideration, money or something of interest being exchanged between the parties;
  • capacity of the parties in terms of age and mental ability;
  • the intent of both parties to carry out their promise;
  • and legally enforceable terms and conditions, also called object of the contract.

Conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws.

If you’ve recently lost a family member or friend, we understand that this can be an emotional time. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to go through the process of finalising their accounts.

We assist our clients by either accepting instructions from executors on the winding up of deceased estates or being appointed as executors ourselves and attending to such process.

Employment/labour law governs the rights and duties between employers and workers. Our legislation is primarily designed to keep workers safe and to make sure that they are treated fairly, although laws are in place to protect employers’ interests as well. A particular employment relationship may also be governed by contract.

Equity essentially means fairness. Our legal system is based on these rules and this area of law gave birth to the law of trusts.

Trust law is a set of rules that have been established to regulate situations where one person places trust in another person to look after their affairs. This includes the way that charities are run or the way that money left to somebody in a will is governed.

Family law disputes that are handled in the judicial system include divorce, separation, adoption, child care, contact rights, financial settlements, maintenance, distribution of assets, domestic violence, guardianship, child abuse and neglect.

Human rights law covers many aspects of public justice, equality before law, laws against discrimination, freedom of speech and prisoners’ rights.

It also covers sanctions against governments and regimes with gross human rights violations, persecution against minorities and downtrodden societies, and all areas where there is a conflict between the “public and individual good.”

Insolvency law involves the situation of a debtor who is unable to pay his, her, or its debts.

The practice of law surrounding insurance is majorly important both to individuals and the commercial sector. It primarily includes the regulation of the business of insurance, regulation of the content of insurance policies and claim handling.

Intellectual property law (commonly known as IP) governs the ownership and accessibility of ideas and inventions on tangible and intangible concepts.

In an extremely competitive world, IP is an integral part of business. There are many different ways to protect the ownership of ideas, products or concepts, but these usually come in the form of patents, trademarks or copyrights.

Immigration law refers to the rules established by the government for determining who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long. It also governs the naturalization process for those who desire to become South African citizens. Finally, when foreign nationals enter without permission, overstay their visit, or otherwise lose their legal status, immigration law controls how the detention and removal proceedings are carried out.

Litigation, or dispute resolution as it’s also known, involves assistance with disputes and claims which may arise in the course of any commercial transaction or deal. Such matters could arise between different companies, or between companies and individuals. Issues which fall under litigation can range from contractual matters, banking transactions and fraud, to mergers and acquisitions, regulatory mechanisms or competition, corporate management and restructuring problems.

A notary public (or notary or public notary) of the common law is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business.

A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any such act is known as a notarization.

Property law is a thriving area of practice, especially during periods of economic boom. The value of land, as an immoveable asset, has always been high throughout history and there will always be a market to buy, lease, sell, or develop it.

Sport and Media Law covers a broad range of practice areas. This area of law deals with contracts, intellectual property and privacy.