THE CANNABIS JUDGMENT: IS IT LEGAL NOW?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position was drastically altered by a ground-breaking unanimous judgment by…

The Litigation process in terms of Civil Disputes and Trial Proceedings

What is Litigation? A dispute is a disagreement between two or more people. For example, this disagreement can relate to maintenance after a divorce, the divorce itself or your neighbour disturbing the use and enjoyment of your property. Civil…

MEDIATION - THE COMING TIDE

  The South African Legal Profession has been slow to accept the legitimacy of mediation proceedings despite the enormous pragmatic and financial advantages. In the past both lawyers and clients have preferred the certainty and…

AGREEING TO AGREE?

Enforceable or not enforceable – that is the question… What is an agreement to agree? An agreement to agree is an agreement between parties to conclude a further agreement. For example: if person A wants to buy person B’s house…