The needs of the developing countries are today receiving world-wide attention and much is being done by individual countries and International organisations to assist in their development. In these countries the professions, including the legal profession, also have special difficulties and needs. A report to the recent Conference of the International Bar Association on this subject, of which a brief summary appears elswhere in this issue of De Rebus, details some of the problems of the legal profession in the developing countries.
""The role of the Bar Association in a changing world and its responsibilities to the developing countries"" was one of the topics discussed by the recent Conference of the International Bar Association. The objects of including this subject for discussion by members of that organisation were - (1) to enable such members each to take stock of their own position in the light of the role being played by other Law Societies and Bar Associations across the world, and in the light of any trends which have developed over recent years;
Die rede vir die bestaan van verjaringstermyne, wat reeds uit die jare vroeg dateer, is heeltemal verdedigbaar omdat dit nie toegelaat behoort te word dat 'n eiser 'n onredelike tyd kan wag voordat hy dagvaar hie. Van owerheidsweë is daar egter van tyd tot tyd ook tydsbeperkinge geplaas waarbinne aksies teen die Staat, Provinsiale Administrasie of Plaaslike Bestuur ingestel moet word. Hierdie bepalings bevat die vereiste dat daar vooraf skriftelik kennis gegee moet word en dat daar ook daarna binne 'n ander tydperk gedagvaar moet word.
Owing to the difficulty which members were having in obtaining Professional Indemnity Insurance, arrangements were, as has already been stated in De Rebus, made with the Federated Employers Insurance Company Limited for the issue of a Professional Indemnity Policy to Attorneys. In some cases, Attorneys found it impossible to get this kind of Insurance; in others, the rates were so high as to cause anxiety.