Reform of the Costs Regime – South African Prespective

The most basic of economic laws – that of supply and demand – would suggest that introducing more and more lawyers in the legal system should drive the price of legal services down and improve access to justice. Somehow that doesn’t seem to apply in SA. The current costs regime is riddled with perverse incentives […]

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The Rule of Law and an Independent Legal Profession

Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett SC of the Cape Bar discusses the impact on the independence of the legal profession of the new Legal Services Bill, tabled in May 2010. This address was first given at the Middle Temple & South African Conference in September 2010 in Cape Town. The blog that follows is a truncated version […]

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