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  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • OUR YOUNG LAWYERS

    SURVEY RESULTS FROM 2018 SURVEY

    Responses by young lawyers to a November 2018 survey provide valuable insight into the work life experiences, expectations and challenges being experienced by our young lawyers.  Read more.
    View the summary results.   View the full report here.

  • CONVEYANCING FEES GUIDELINES

    FOR INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED AFTER 1 JUNE 2019

    The fees come into operation for instructions received as from 1 June 2019. This apportionment serves as a guideline only and conveyancers are free to negotiate the
    apportionment as they see fit. Download here.

  • LPC: CODE OF CONDUCT

    FINAL CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED

    The Legal Practice Council has published the final Code of Conduct which applies to all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate
    legal practitioners and juristic entities as defined. The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Download here.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

 

 

 

 

Mvuzo Notyesi has been elected President of the LSSA, Baitseng Rangata as Vice-President and Jan van Rensburg as Deputy Vice-President. Read more.

LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

Code of Conduct effective from 29 March 2019
The Legal Practice Council has published the final Code of Conduct which applies to all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities as defined. The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Download here.

Provincial Council elections results
The Legal Practice Council published the results of the election of councillors to the Legal Practice Council on Monday 18 March 2019. Read more here.

View recent notices from the Legal Practice Council here.

 FOR THE PUBLIC

ADMISSION OF GUILT FINES: SHOULD YOU JUST PAY?

The SAPS 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. Download our brochure and read more here.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATTORNEYS

Attorneys and advocates are registered with the Legal Practice Council. Complaints must be lodged with Legal Practice Council. Check with the Legal Practice Council whether an attorney is in good standing, has a Fidelity Fund certificate, get contact information for complaints and read about your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney. Read more.

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. Read more