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We practise law holistically. Our goal is not to pick and win fights, but – through civility and good will – to achieve justice and healing for our clients.

We endeavour to dispose of disputes, quickly and inexpensively. However, where it is appropriate, we will act passionately for our clients.

Since 1974, our boutique law firm has provided friendly, prompt and affordable services in the following practice areas:

  • Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Commercial contracts
  • Conveyancing and notarial work
  • Family law
  • Labour law
  • Litigation
  • Liquidations
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Featured Articles

Restraint of Trade Agreements – When can they be enforced?

Source: Lara Chidrawi, consultant: lara@bmalaw.co.za Restraint of Trade Agreements are valid until shown to be against public policy and therefore unreasonable and unenforceable.  The employee bears the onus to prove …

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Invoice Discounting

What is invoice discounting? Invoice discounting occurs when a Client (“the Client”) enters into an agreement with another business (“the Invoice Discounter”) in terms of which the Client cedes its …

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Naming and Shaming on social media

Beware of publishing a post on Facebook or Twitter and other social media platforms, listing the name of a person (or company) that has committed some alleged transgression, to single …

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What is the legal effect of sending an SMS, instead of a letter, fax or email, to give notice or enforce a contract?

A colleague of mine, Andrew Marshall, of Dingley Marshall Attorneys, wrote this most interesting article: http://www.dingleymarshall.co.za/notice-sms-law/, which he’s happy for me to share. A “data message” like an SMS has …

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What is a Polygraph Test?

Provided by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) WHAT IS POLYGRAPH TEST It is a test used to verify a person’s truthfulness and is often called a ‘Lie …

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Drinking and working policy

Can or should you allow a forklift driver to drive a forklift at work if you know that he has been drinking at work, but a test reveals that his …

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Body corporate cut off electricity

The Body Corporate switched off a client’s electricity, because he fell into arrears with his levies. He asked me what steps he could take to have his electricity switched back …

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Penalty for early cancellation of a residential lease

What rights does a landlord have if a tenant cancels the residential lease, before it ends? The tenant has the right to cancel the lease at any time (on 20 …

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No interest on loans to trusts

One way of avoiding estate duty and donations tax is to sell an asset to a family trust for a market related value. The rationale is to freeze the growth …

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If I am married in community of property, what can I leave in my will?

A client asked: What are the implications when folks get married in community of property after a property was purchased in any one’s name, draw up a will and one …

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At what age can a child decide for themselves whether they want to maintain contact with the other parent

A client asked: At what age can the child legally decide for themselves whether they want to maintain contact with the other parent? Answer: There is no set age in …

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When can a mom relocate overseas with her child born out of wedlock without the biological father’s consent?

My client has a child born out of wedlock. She wants to marry a UK citizen and wants to know if she needs the biological father’s consent to relocate with …

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