Daar word reeds geruime tyd kommer uitgespreek oor die feit dat, wat getalle betref, ons beroep relatief agteruitgaan. Daar is wel 'n geleidelike aanwas in ons getalle maar dit vergelyk ongunstig met die land se bevolkingsaanwas, ekonomiese groei en algemene vooruitgang. Daar is baie verskillende en uiteenlopende redes vir hierdie verskynsel, een waarvan ongetwyfeld die feit is dat alle aspirant prokureurs in 'n eksamen in Latyn moet slaag. Hoe belangrik die rol is wat in hierdie verband deur Latyn gespeel word is nog nooit bepaal nie en sal waarskynlik ook nooit met sekerheid bepaal kan word nie. Dit is egter 'n feit dat al mlnder en minder skole Latyn as 'n vak aanbied en, ofskoon dit vir diegene wat nie Latyn op skool gehad het nie moontlik is om die agterstand op universiteit in te haal deur 'n voorbereidende kursus in Latyn te neem, is dit voor die hand liggend dat vele potensiële regstudente wel daardeur afgeskrik word.
As a result of my investigations, I have reached the following conclusions about legal aid and the facilities that a comprehensive legal aid scheme should provide. 1. Equal justice and equal protection of the law should be available to everyone but the cost of the law will often prevent the poor man, and even the man of moderate means, from obtaining this justice and protection.
Some 35 years ago, three somewhat sinister gentlemen of mid-European origin found their way to Natal bringing with them their means of livelihood which consisted of a cunning little machine for making counterfeit half-crowns.
In the referendum all attorneys and articled clerks were invited to reply to the following question: Are you in favour of Latin for attorneys being ï¿½ abolished? ï¿½ retained on a matriculation standard as at present? ï¿½ prescribed as a University subject?
Steps to make it easier for solicitors to transfer to practice at the Bar were announced by Sir Elwyn Jones, the Attorney-General at the annual meeting of the Bar yesterday. From October 1, a solicitor who has been in practice for three years will be able to transfer to the Bar without taking further examinations or completing the Bar's practical training courses.
It has come to the notice of the Association of Law Societies of the Republic of South Africa that the draft of a new section 11 of the Motor Vehicle Insurance Act has been widely circulated for comment. The Association is most disturbed at the proposed amendment. The more important provisions of the proposed new section may be summarized as follows: 1. Unless a third party notifies the appropriate insurance company within 180 days from the date on which a claim arises, he shall not be able to enforce any claim under the Act.
Section 7(3) of the agreement between the Minister of Transport and the M.V.A. Fund provides that not less than 60 days notice of intention to sue the Fund is to be given on Form M.V.A. 22 within two years of the date of the occurrence which gave rise to the claim. The section goes on to say that the form ""shall contain information proving that all reasonable efforts have been made to identify the driver and/or owner of the unidentified motor vehicle or the registered company who insured the unidentified motor vehicle.""
An increasing number of the records and other documents (petitions for condonation, leave to appeal, etc.) lodged with the Registrar of this Court fall below the required standard. This notwithstanding that during recent years attention has from time to time been specifically directed to the matter.