10
Feb '18


One of the issues that crop up on a regular basis with The Legal Advice Office are queries and advice sought from us when you have been lied to or, at least, not been told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
If someone sells you an item, for example, a motor car, and they do not fully disclose to you any defects in that vehicle that they knew about or should reasonably have known about; then you have certain legal rights and recourse.

02
Feb '18

In our previous  blog we answered some FAQ’s about motor car accidents and the consequences.

As previously, we reiterate that if you have been recently involved in a motor vehicle accident and need advice or legal services on the RAF, civil or criminal damages claims you may have as a result of the collision; then please contact our office and/or legal consultant, as soon as possible for obtaining proper, professional legal advice.

We will today answer a few more to finalise this topic for now.

31
Jan '18

In our last blog we gave you all guidelines on what to do after you are involved in a motor car accident. We stress that it is always advisable for you to seek prompt, proper and professional legal advice and also to secure reliable legal services when dealing with this and any other type of factual and legal dispute. It is always advisable to be aware fully of all your legal rights in any given circumstances.

Today we answer some questions that are often asked by our clients.

28
Jan '18

Car accidents happen at the rate of hundreds a day.

Some just a fender bender; others serious accidents where people are seriously injured and/or killed.
We all hope never to be involved in a car accident, but if we are, what must we do? 

25
Jan '18

Fixed term contracts, in certain circumstances, can now be lawfully terminated in terms of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA.)

Prior to this Act; which came into effect on the 1st April 2011; the law of contract and the common law dealt exclusively with the issue of when, where and how fixed term agreements, including leases, expired or were renewed.

25
Jan '18

At The Legal Advice Office; we get many queries about blacklisting and requests for the rescission of judgments.

12
Feb '18

 

In 2016 I lent a friend of mine R 48000.00.

Now; I am battling to get the money back!

What can I do?

01
Jun '18

Criminal law vs civil law

Oscar Pistorius initially appeared in a local magistrate’s court, his bail hearing was in the regional court and his murder trial in the High Court.

As we have had quite a few queries over the last week about aspects of Criminal Law; we have decided to do a few blogs on various aspects of Criminal Law.

Firstly; it is important to understand that there are two large bodies of our law.

  1. Criminal Law and
  2. Civil Law.

Broadly speaking a criminal case is one where the accused is charged by the State in respect of a crime and Civil Law is the law as it is applied to different people and legal entities. To use an example for illustration: A is charged with Drunk Driving. The case is “The State (the Government, in fact, on behalf of the people of the country) versus A. “This is a criminal case and is heard in one of the criminal courts in the country.

18
Apr '18

 private prosecution

If a person is certain that justice has not been done, there is always the option to follow the route of Private Prosecution

We had an interesting question sent to us yesterday by email.

 “In September 2017 my youngest son was assaulted in a bar and he laid a charge against the perpetrator. We have now been told by the investigating officer that the senior public prosecutor has declined to prosecute. My son wants to proceed and we would like to know how one goes about a private prosecution. Can you possibly advise as to whether or not this is a possibility and, if so, what is the process and how would he go about it?”

25
Jan '18

People get arrested in South Africa every day.

Normally the SAPS will only arrest a person when a serious crime is involved, but this is not always the rule and people are arrested even for what one would think are minor offences like shoplifting of reckless driving.

If this should happen to you; what do you do?

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