IBA launches compensation fund forum For some years the Attorneys Fidelity Fund has held the view that the International Bar Association (IBA) should, by way of a dedicated committee, establish a means by which a continuous exchange of information can be fruitfully undertaken by compensation (fidelity) funds in different parts of the world.
Science is objective, empirical and universal Law is none of these. People have known about the year 2000 or Millennium Bug problem (Y2K)* for some time, but have chosen to ignore it in much the same way as the Trojans chose to ignore Cassandra when she t
Chapter II of the Employment Equity Bill, which was introduced in Parliament on 30 June 1998, seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination. The provisions of Chapter II do not break significantly new ground. Essentially, the unfair discrimination provisions give effect to the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the LRA) and the Constitution.
There are many more attorneys who practise alone than in partnership. Given the usual time constraints under which most operate, I would be surprised if the average sole practitioner is in a position to do his own research and to attend to his litigation matters without support staff and counsel. The trend in these tough times should be towards cutting down on overheads. Hence the benefits of voice recognition (good news for us but bad news for typists, an endangered species). Outsourcing is a further useful tool for trimming costs.