SMALL CLAIMS COURTS

Whether you have a claim or a defence against another person,  this brochure is designed to provide you with a simple guide
on how to utilise the Small Claims Court effectively.  Small Claims Courts are established and regulated by the Small Claims Court Act 61 of 1984.  Their purpose is to resolve legal disputes fast without the cost of lawyers.

ADMISSION OF GUILT FINES

The South African Police Service may give a person, who has been arrested on suspicion of a less serious crime, an option to pay an admission of guilt fine. Many people pay an admission of guilt fine so that they can be released from police custody – not knowing what it means and how it will affect them. Unfortunately, there are consequences to paying an admission of guilt fine which may haunt a person for many years to come. It is advisable first to speak to an attorney before you pay an admission of guilt fine.

LABOUR LAW

This brochure is aimed at answering the most common questions about the rights which employees have in the workplace and to offer some practical and legal tips when employees are dismissed.

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APPLYING FOR A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA

All visa applications whether of a temporary or permanent residence nature fall under the ambit of the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 (as amended). In addition policy decisions of the Department of Home Affairs as embodied in Departmental Directive are what make the Act work. Immigration law can be a minefield of obstacles and pitfalls. It is in the interests of foreign nationals applying for visas of any description to consult an attorney who is a specialist in this area of expertise in order to try and minimise the effects of the
pitfalls and obstacles.

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CLAIMING FROM THE ROAD ACCIDENT FUND: WHY USE AN ATTORNEY

Although you can claim direct from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, an attorney specialising in personal injury claims has the knowledge and experience to assist you and to ensure that your claim is properly calculated and submitted to the RAF in accordance with the Road Accident Fund Act and Regulations.

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BUYING AND SELLING A HOUSE

Although you can claim direct from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, an attorney specialising in personal injury claims has the knowledge and experience to assist you and to ensure that your claim is properly calculated and submitted to the RAF in accordance with the Road Accident Fund Act and Regulations.

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DECEASED ESTATES

This brochure will inform you of the main features of the administration of deceased estates as well as the legal aspects involved. Find out why it is important to have an attorney draw up your will and to appoint and Executor for your estate.

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CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

The Consumer Protection Act protects all individual persons and small businesses with assets and turnover of less than R2 million.