oa De Rebus - Fidelity Fund gets statutory private prosecution powers : practice note



The Judicial Matters Amendment Act 42 of 2013 came into effect in January this year. One of the amendments it effected was the insertion of s 46A into the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 (the Attorneys Act). This new section confers powers of statutory prosecution on the Board of Control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) that, until this year, have been the preserve of the councils of the statutory provincial law societies.


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