Common Law

  • common vs legislation law

    Legislation is a law created by Parliament Common law is that system of our law handed down to us from generation to generation.

    In response to a number of inquiries where it appears, there is a clear need to explain the difference between the various branches of SA Law including both civil law and criminal law; we will today discuss this topic in a short blog.

    In the South African Legal System; we can differentiate between various spheres of the Law within that same system.

    Initially; it is important to understand the difference between Common Law and Legislation.

  • lemon car png

    We will try today to give you some practical guidelines on what to do when you have bought a “lemon!”

    As a consumer forum and as consumers lawyers; we are often involved in cases where clients of ours have bought a defective motor vehicle and refer the matter to us for legal advice on their rights in these circumstances; and also sometimes to provide them with proper professional legal services to resolve and mediate the matter with the dealer or private seller.

    Here are some of the common questions sent to us.

    1. What do I do if I have purchased a defective or damaged motor vehicle from a  dealer?
    2. How does the Common Law protect me when I have bought a defective vehicle privately?
    3. How does the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) protect me as I  bought a damaged and defective vehicle three months ago and the dealer it is not his problem?  

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