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AUGUST 2018 ATTORNEYS ADMISSION EXAMS DECLARED INVALID – DATE FOR REWRITE CONFIRMED

The Attorneys Admission Examinations which were written on 14 and 15 August 2018 have officially been declared invalid as a result of examination papers that were leaked. The examinations have been scheduled for rewrite on 15 and 16 October 2018.  Further information surrounding logistics and other aspects pertaining to the rewrite will be made available [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on AUGUST 2018 ATTORNEYS ADMISSION EXAMS DECLARED INVALID – DATE FOR REWRITE CONFIRMED

Wills Week 2018 – 17 to 21 September 2018

This year Wills Week takes places from 17 to 21 September 2018.  During the aforementioned period attorneys participating in Wills Week will assist in drawing up BASIC WILLS, free of charge .  Should you wish to have a FREE BASIC Will drawn up, please contact a participating attorney in order to schedule an appointment during [...]

By |August 26th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on Wills Week 2018 – 17 to 21 September 2018

Oct 2018 Notarial Practice Examination – On-Line Registrations Now Open

The Cape Law Society's on-line registration process for the Notarial Examination to be written on 10 October 2018, is now open. Click on link hereunder to access further detailed information: Oct 2018 Notarial Practice On-Line Registration Form  

By |July 27th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on Oct 2018 Notarial Practice Examination – On-Line Registrations Now Open

Calling on All Advocates Not Affiliated To GCB/AFT, NBCSA & NFA

The Legal Practice Council (the Council) is being established in terms of Section 4 of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (the Act).  The Council will exercise jurisdiction over all legal practitioners (both attorneys and advocates) and candidate legal Practitioners. When section 120(4) of the Act comes into operation, which is intended to happen on 31 [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on Calling on All Advocates Not Affiliated To GCB/AFT, NBCSA & NFA

Amended Conveyancing Guideline – Effective 01 June 2018

Attention: Members of the Cape Law Society   Amended Conveyancing Fee Guidelines, released by the Law Society of South Africa are now available.  Please be advised that these Guidelines are to come into operation with respect to instructions received as from 01 June 2018 onwards.  The composite document includes the following: Conveyancing: Conventional Deeds, Guideline [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on Amended Conveyancing Guideline – Effective 01 June 2018

MAY 2018 Conveyancing Exams & JUNE 2018 Notarial Practice Exams: On-Line Registrations

NOTARIAL PRACTICE EXAMS: JUNE 2018 Kindly be advised that the on-line registration form the Notarial Practice Examinations Examination to be written on the 20 June 2018. Please note that payment for the examinations should be made prior to completing and submitting the form. As far as payment is concerned, kindly be advised that the fee [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on MAY 2018 Conveyancing Exams & JUNE 2018 Notarial Practice Exams: On-Line Registrations

Attorneys Admission Exam Results FEB 2018 – Now Available

The Attorneys Admission Exam Results for Feb 2018 (as results are collated according to exam number, please ensure that you have your exam number at hand): http://capelawsoc.law.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Admission-Exams-Feb-2018-Results.pdf   Please note further the remark applications should be submitted by today, that is with respect to results that have been made available.  Click on link below to [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on Attorneys Admission Exam Results FEB 2018 – Now Available

15% VAT BECOMES EFFECTIVE ON 1 APRIL 2018 – Increase To Prescribed Fees

 Dear Members and Candidate Attorneys As you are aware, on 21 February 2018 the Minister of Finance announced an increase in the VAT rate from 14% to 15%, which takes effect on 1 April 2018. Following this announcement, kindly note the adjusted prescribed fees as per table hereunder:   DESCRIPTION FEE IN (RANDS) VAT AT [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on 15% VAT BECOMES EFFECTIVE ON 1 APRIL 2018 – Increase To Prescribed Fees

CLS Special General Meeting Held on 26 Mar 2018: Motion Carried

Members are advised that at the Special General Meeting of the Cape Law Society held on 26 March 2018, the MOTION to approve the transfer , by the CLS, of a cash amount to the Law Society of South Africa, prior to the proposed dissolution of the CLS in terms of section 97(2)(a) of the Legal [...]

By |March 27th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on CLS Special General Meeting Held on 26 Mar 2018: Motion Carried

THE CAPE LAW SOCIETY EXPRESSES CONCERN WITH WIDE SPREAD ARRESTS AND DETENTION OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS IN TURKEY

The Cape Law Society (“CLS”) has noted with concern the wide spread and systemic arbitrary arrest and detention of judges and lawyers in Turkey. Reliable reports indicate that since July 2016: approximately 1525 lawyers have been prosecuted, 578 have been arrested and held in pre-trial detention and 99 have been sentenced; more than 4400 judges [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Law Society Notices and Updates|Comments Off on THE CAPE LAW SOCIETY EXPRESSES CONCERN WITH WIDE SPREAD ARRESTS AND DETENTION OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS IN TURKEY