Blogs

  • Enhancing Organisational Compliance with Disciplinary Hearing Training
    Maintaining discipline and addressing misconduct are ongoing challenges for employers, as we discussed in one of our previous articles. Recognising the critical need for effective management of disciplinary proceedings, SVN Attorneys have expanded their services to include comprehensive disciplinary hearing training. This follow-up article delves into the significance of this … Read more
  • Commercial mediation services – When to speak to an attorney
    In today’s complex business landscape, disputes are inevitable. Whether it’s a contractual disagreement, a breach of agreement, or conflicts over business transactions, resolving disputes efficiently and effectively is crucial for maintaining positive relationships and ensuring business continuity. This is where commercial mediation services come into play, offering a viable alternative … Read more
  • How to Manage and Facilitate a Disciplinary Hearing
    In any organisation, maintaining discipline and addressing misconduct among employees is crucial for fostering a healthy work environment. Whether you’re dealing with misconduct, poor performance, or breaches of company policy, handling these situations effectively is essential. However, navigating the complexities of disciplinary hearings requires expertise and legal knowledge to ensure … Read more
  • How to handle custody matters in South Africa
    Navigating custody matters in South Africa can be complex and emotionally charged. Whether you’re facing a divorce, separation, or a dispute over the care and upbringing of your child, having the right legal guidance is essential. SVN Attorneys, with their expertise in family law, offer invaluable support to individuals navigating … Read more
  • Understanding labour compliance audits
    Labour law compliance is not just a choice but a necessity for businesses striving for success. However, the ever-evolving legal framework often challenges employers to keep up with the latest regulations. This is where SVN Attorneys step in, offering their expertise and guidance to navigate the complexities of labour compliance … Read more
  • Navigating Financial Turmoil
    Understanding Liquidation and Sequestration in SA Finance is an integral part of business or individual success, but individuals and businesses frequently encounter burdensome debt and formidable financial obstacles, especially at the beginning of the year. Faced with such daunting situations, the options of liquidation and sequestration present themselves as viable … Read more
  • A guide for understanding Injury on Duty
    The concept of “Injury on Duty” holds significant importance, not only for employees but also for employers. It is crucial for both parties to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding workplace injuries to ensure fair treatment and compliance with labour laws. In this guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of … Read more
  • Communication and Divorce:
    Navigating Challenges with Legal Support Communication is often hailed as the cornerstone of a healthy and thriving marriage. However, when communication breaks down, it can become a significant factor leading to the dissolution of the marital bond. Understanding the impact of communication issues and recognising when to seek legal assistance … Read more
  • Key points to keep in mind – retrenchment process
    In recent news reports, it seems that floodgates for retrenchments are open. This could indicate a stressful first quarter of 2024 for labour relations in South Africa. The retrenchment process in South Africa is a regulated process governed by the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and other relevant labour legislation. Here … Read more
  • Summons in Civil Litigation: A Detailed Overview
    The issuance of a summons can be a daunting prospect for any individual or business. When faced with legal action, the importance of robust and strategic defence cannot be overstated. At SVN Attorneys, we specialise in defending summons with a commitment to safeguarding your rights and interests. This article sheds … Read more
  • The indispensable role of legal representation in CCMA proceedings
    During most employment disputes in South Africa, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) plays a pivotal role in resolving conflicts between employers and employees. When facing matters that require CCMA intervention, securing legal representation is not just a wise choice—it’s a strategic necessity. Understanding the CCMA: The CCMA … Read more
  • Expert Legal Representation for Damages Claims: SVN Attorneys
    In Civil Litigation, navigating damages claims requires a blend of legal expertise, strategic thinking, and unwavering dedication. SVN Attorneys stands as a beacon of expertise, offering specialised services in damages claims to safeguard your rights and pursue just compensation. This article sheds light on the critical importance of proficient legal … Read more
  • Navigating the Workplace: The Crucial Importance of Drafting Labor Policies
    In the dynamic landscape of the South African workplace, drafting clear and comprehensive labour policies are not just a legal requirement but a strategic necessity. At SVN Attorneys, we recognise the pivotal role that well-drafted labour policies play in fostering a harmonious work environment and safeguarding the interests of both … Read more
  • Comprehensive Civil Litigation Services at SVN Attorneys
    Your Trusted Legal Partner In the complex landscape of legal matters, SVN Attorneys stands as a beacon of expertise and reliability, offering a wide array of services to address various facets of Civil Litigation. Our dedicated team of legal professionals specialises in providing unparalleled assistance in contractual disputes, collections, damages … Read more
  • South African Employment Laws: Key Updates
    Understanding the basics of South African employment laws has always been essential. Due to recent changes, this article will aim to simplify some key trends in South African employment law. Guidelines for Employers to Prevent Harassment A fresh set of guidelines has emerged to assist employers in preventing and addressing … Read more
  • 2023 Divorce Act Changes: Impact on SA Marriages
    The order granted by the Constitutional Court on 10 October 2023, regarding changes to the Divorce Act, has far-reaching consequences on the patrimonial consequences of many marriages. The outcome is important to the South African society at large and surely paves the way for exciting litigation in the future. On … Read more
  • Voetstoots in Real Estate: Know Your Rights in SA
    In the realm of South African property law, the Voetstoots clause is a significant and often misunderstood concept that plays a pivotal role in property transactions. This legal provision has the power to protect both buyers and sellers, but it also carries certain responsibilities and implications that must be fully … Read more
  • Navigating the CCMA Award Review Essentials in South Africa
    The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) is a statutory body in South Africa responsible for facilitating dispute resolution in various industries. The CCMA’s primary role is to mediate and arbitrate conflicts between employers and employees. Nevertheless, errors can occur during this process, underscoring the significance of understanding the … Read more
  • Restraint of trade and the alternative
    Restraint of trade clauses are typically found in employment contracts, directorial agreements, shareholder agreements, and specific service arrangements. Restraint of trade agreements is an important part of the business world that we need to be informed about. Why do I need a restraint of trade clause? The purpose of a … Read more
  • Is non-compliance of insurance policies always an issue
    You’ve failed to adhere to some of your insurance policy requirements, but will it always lead to claim denials or reduced payouts? Let’s have a look if there are instances where non-compliance wouldn’t necessarily mean your claim gets denied. The Importance of Adhering to Insurance Policy Conditions South African insurance … Read more

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