oa De Rebus - Effective supervision in your legal practice : practice management
|Article Title||Effective supervision in your legal practice : practice management|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund|
|Publication Date||Dec 2015|
|Pages||26 - 27|
By now it is surely common knowledge among South African practitioners that the majority of professional indemnity (PI) claims arise out of two areas of practice - Road Accident Fund claims and conveyancing matters. What is it about these two areas of law that lends itself to such claims? When we scratch beneath the surface and examine what the majority of these matters have in common, the single most frequent answer is that they are dealt with by staff who have no formal legal qualification - or if they are legally qualified, then they have little experience in practice.
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