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A person on the receiving end of a dog’s aggression and/ or unpredictable behaviour, may hold the pet’s owner accountable for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, disability, and disfigurement. This is regardless of whether the owner was in possession of the […]

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative The Greek philosopher Plato once said: “Excellence is not a gift, but a skillset that takes practice. We do […]

By Jolané van der Walt-Nieuwoudt (LLB) (LLM) The Small Claims Court (SCC) was implemented in South Africa to make justice less expensive and more accessible for everyone. Although you are not allowed to have legal representation when presenting your legal case, nothing stops you from seeking legal advice to learn more about your legal rights in the matter before […]

By Adv. Ria Matsala All women have the right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. Women also have the right to a safe workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Although it has been more than 60 years since the historic march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in protest against the apartheid […]

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) One of South Africa’s challenges is to reduce the carnage on our national roads. After two decades, the AARTO Act is now officially signed into law (published in the Government Gazette on 11 October 2019). The over-arching goal of the Act is to increase road safety by removing habitual traffic offenders from South […]

Repossession – Beauty miraculously dodges the Bleepbank Beast This Friday Legal Hero celebrates 3 years of offering our members a solution (quality legal cost insurance) to unaffordable legal fees. As part of our celebration, we would be honoured to share a few success stories with you. Disclosure: the below is based on a true story […]

Financial problems getting you down? Outstanding debt is easier to sweep under the carpet than to deal with. Initially, you might find some solace in pretending, however, as time progresses, that bulge under the carpet will eventually become stress bulges that run down your neck and keep you up at night. Eventually the sound of […]

An arrest often happens when you least expect it. Sometimes, in less serious cases, you are granted Police Bail. This is when you may leave the Police Station’s holding cell, go home and then return for the Court appearance. However, sometimes what is required is a formal bail application in Court. This is when you […]