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Attorneys Amendment Act 40 of 2014

By Legalish, Mar 7 2015 05:15PM

To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, as an interim measure, pending the enactment of legislation aimed at rationalising the legal profession, so as to address disparities in relation to attorneys and candidate attorneys in the territories comprising the former Republics of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei, and, for that purpose, repeal the laws of the former territories in so far as they are still applicable to attorneys and candidate attorneys in these territories; to further regulate the engagement of candidate attorneys and their right of appearance in courts; to give effect to a Constitutional Court judgment; to further regulate juristic persons conducting a legal practice; to enable actions against the Attorneys Fidelity Fund to be instituted in other courts than the High Court; to change the names of certain law societies; to restructure the areas of jurisdiction of law societies; to amend or delete certain obsolete provisions and expressions; to provide for transitional arrangements; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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