oa De Rebus - Out with the old and in with the new - understanding the Legal Practice Act : feature
The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), which came into partial operation in February is the product of society changes and input over time. It is the formal beginning of the end for fragmented legislation under which attorneys and advocates currently practice. One such Act dates as far back as 1926. Although it might overlap with recent repealing amendments, s 119 LPA read with its schedule, repeals the whole of the Natal Conveyancers Act 24 of 1926, the Attorneys, Notaries and Conveyancers Admission Act 23 of 1934, the Attorneys' Admission Amendment and Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund Act 19of 1941, the Admission of Advocates Acts 74 of 1964 of South Africa and the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei states, the Attorneys Acts of South Africa and Ciskei 53 of 1979 and Venda 42 of 1987, the Attorneys, Notaries and Conveyancers Act of Bophuthatswana 29 of 1984, the Recognition of Foreign Legal Qualifications and Practice Act 114 of 1993 and the Right of Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995.
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