Best Legal Q&A 2019/2020

Best Legal Q&A is a compilation of top legal articles written by legal professionals practising at member firms in the Phatshoane Henney Group of Associated Law Firms. These articles have been written in response to real-life questions and scenarios encountered by professionals during 2019 across the Phatshoane Henney Group. The articles are written in a hands-on question and answer style offering practical solutions and recommendations that are plain to understand and easy to incorporate into everyday life. This publication is a useful reference tool for both informed and uninformed readers and should be kept at hand as a useful resource for answering some of those difficult daily legal questions

April 24, 2020
Mediation – a go-to option for divorcing couples

Mediation – a go-to option for divorcing couples

At the heart of divorce proceedings, lies an intense personal battle between spouses. Enter mediation as a growing alternative dispute resolution mechanism aiming to preserve relationships and protect the psychological and emotional well-being of children and adults by avoiding drawn-out and combative court proceedings. In this article, we take a brief look at mediation as a go-to option for divorcing couples in South Africa.

Outstanding charges, body corporates and sales in execution

Outstanding charges, body corporates and sales in execution

Recently our Supreme Court of Appeal had to consider whether a purchaser was entitled to only pay for outstanding levies of a sectional title property that was sold in an execution sale or also the other outstanding charges such as water, sewerage etc. where the terms of the execution sale only required payment of the outstanding levies. In effect, the court had to consider whether a body corporate could be forced to accept a lesser amount because of the terms of a sale in execution.

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