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Jail time and heavy fine for skipping child support payments

22 May 2024,  Chang-Lin DirksIlze Strydom

In a recent judgment handed down in the Free State High Court wherein PH Attorneys acted for the Applicant, the... Respondent was found to be in contempt of court for not paying his maintenance obligations in terms of a court order and was sentenced to 6 months direct imprisonment suspended for 3 years. 

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Start your legal career with us!

16 May 2024

At PH Attorneys, we provide law graduates with an unique opportunity to undergo practical training through our structured candidate legal... practitioner programme. 

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Shining success in pivotal IT sector merger

08 May 2024,  Dr Candice ReyndersJohnny DavisLuhann Prinsloo

In a landmark transaction that promises to redefine the landscape of South Africa’s information technology and telecommunications sector, the M&A... Team of PH Attorneys played a crucial role in facilitating the acquisition of a leading cyber security software firm by a multinational enterprise software procurement company. 

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Suretyship vs Guarantee. What’s the difference?

02 May 2024,  Sharne Losper

In this article, we look at two primary forms of security commonly found in financial transactions, namely suretyship agreements and... guarantees, and explain the difference between these two forms of security.

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Leave to Appeal vs Special Leave to Appeal

02 May 2024,  Jonathan Le Riche

On 4 April 2024 in the matter of Savannah Country Estate Homeowners Association v Zero Plus Trading 194 (Pty) Ltd... and Others (773/2022) [2024] ZASCA 40, our Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) had to address the important difference between an application for leave to appeal and an application for special leave to appeal. In this article, we analyse the SCA’s views in this regard.

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Can a sheriff demand a deposit before executing its work?

02 May 2024,  Jonathan Le Riche

In this article, we look at recent case law which answers the question of whether or not a sheriff can... demand a deposit before executing certain court processes.

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Can Landlords unilaterally charge for additional services?

02 May 2024,  Deonay Scholtz

The relationship between landlord and tenant can be a complex one fraught with dangers for a careless landlord. In this... article, we explore whether a landlord can provide additional value-added services to its tenants beyond the scope of what is outlined in the lease agreement and then unilaterally charge extra for such services or remove existing services without consequence.

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Social media vulnerability: A headache for employers?

01 May 2024,  André van NiekerkDr Damian ViviersMark le Riche

Personal information has become the currency of the digital economy. Despite growing awareness of the importance of protecting one’s right... to privacy, many people find themselves sharing, providing, conveying and divulging information across multiple platforms and devices as part of their daily ritual of engaging, trading and communicating with others. Unfortunately, it is exactly this carefree mindset which plays into the hands of lurking cybercriminals and can also impact employers.

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Personal device use - a red flag for cybersecurity

01 May 2024,  Dr Damian ViviersMark le Riche

With Covid-19 having fast-tracked the remote and hybrid working model in many businesses, these flexible methods of work have also... increased the scope for employees to use their personal devices to work and remain engaged with their clients and employer. As beneficial as this is for employees and employers, it is not without risk. In this article, we look at personal device use and the potential impact this may have on the cybersecurity environment of a business.

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Why dispute resolution provisions matter in contracts

01 May 2024,  Mark le RicheMillisanté de Wee

No one enters into marriage anticipating divorce. Similarly, when parties negotiate and conclude a commercial contract, the last thing on... their minds is a dispute that may arise in future. However, just as divorce happens, so contractual disputes are commonplace. Selecting suitable dispute resolution mechanisms in your contract is therefore crucial to navigating any future disputes. In this article, we touch on various dispute resolution mechanisms available to parties involved in commercial contracts. 

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Jail time and heavy fine for skipping child support payments

22 May 2024,  Chang-Lin DirksIlze Strydom

In a recent judgment handed down in the Free State High Court wherein PH Attorneys acted for the Applicant, the... Respondent was found to be in contempt of court for not paying his maintenance obligations in terms of a court order and was sentenced to 6 months direct imprisonment suspended for 3 years. 

READ MORE
5
Article

Start your legal career with us!

16 May 2024

At PH Attorneys, we provide law graduates with an unique opportunity to undergo practical training through our structured candidate legal... practitioner programme. 

READ MORE
36
Article

Shining success in pivotal IT sector merger

08 May 2024,  Dr Candice ReyndersJohnny DavisLuhann Prinsloo

In a landmark transaction that promises to redefine the landscape of South Africa’s information technology and telecommunications sector, the M&A... Team of PH Attorneys played a crucial role in facilitating the acquisition of a leading cyber security software firm by a multinational enterprise software procurement company. 

READ MORE
113
Article

Suretyship vs Guarantee. What’s the difference?

02 May 2024,  Sharne Losper

In this article, we look at two primary forms of security commonly found in financial transactions, namely suretyship agreements and... guarantees, and explain the difference between these two forms of security.

READ MORE
465
Article

Leave to Appeal vs Special Leave to Appeal

02 May 2024,  Jonathan Le Riche

On 4 April 2024 in the matter of Savannah Country Estate Homeowners Association v Zero Plus Trading 194 (Pty) Ltd... and Others (773/2022) [2024] ZASCA 40, our Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) had to address the important difference between an application for leave to appeal and an application for special leave to appeal. In this article, we analyse the SCA’s views in this regard.

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PH Attorneys is without a doubt my preferred choice in transfer attorneys, always ensuring a hassle-free transfer process. Libo van Aswegen and his team are very efficient and professional in their work and always willing to go the extra mile. When any disputes arise, they solve it with professionalism and taking all parties’ interests to heart. The agent, seller and buyer are all kept up to date with the progress of transactions, and I can always count on receiving positive feedback from my clients.

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Pam Golding Properties

As estate agent for over 17 years, my heart is in my business and I strive to always deliver the best service to my clients. For that reason, I always recommend PH Attorneys. They deliver outstanding, friendly service and are always prepared to go the extra mile, giving thorough weekly feedback regarding registration processes. Their property department is specialist in what they do and always do their utmost to assist buyers, sellers and agents alike.

Dirk Swart, Estate Agent
Realnet

I cannot even begin to quantify the ways in which Ilze Strydom's legal aid has helped my made my ongoing child maintenance case. She dazzled me with her communication skills and courage, and I was blown away by her integrity and endless hard work that went into making that day a win for us. Thank you for being a passionate voice on my children's behalf and for accepting the role to fight for their rights. You have been a great support guiding me through the legal process.

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Letsema

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Central University of Technology

We are pleased to be associated with PH Attorneys as we always receive the highest standard of professional service. Irrespective of what we present them with - varying from from highly technical advice to litigation and any other commercial or legal matter related to our group of companies - the teams tending to our matters are always able and ready to assist. We can highly recommend their services as it is always timeous and professional, and their legal guidance of the utmost quality.

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Digicentral

I’ve consulted & referred clients to Francois Fouché regarding offshore investment structures & international estate planning. Definitely some of the best advice in the market today. 5-star rating!

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