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When your neighbour decides to renovate: what are your rights?

By |2021-05-06T11:19:14+01:00May 6th, 2021|Litigation, Regulatory Law, Uncategorised|

If your neighbour is building at the early hours of the morning or on your (supposed-to-be) serene Sundays and he is not able to prove that any of the requisite exceptions to the regulations apply, certain remedies become available to you as an affected party. Such relief is based in terms of the relevant By-laws in your area, such as the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Planning By-law and the Streets, Public Places and Prevention of Noise Nuisance By-law which is exclusively applicable to the City.

A closer look at polygraph testing in employment disputes

By |2021-05-05T12:45:33+01:00May 5th, 2021|Labour Law, Litigation, Uncategorised|

Employers are cautioned against using the results of polygraph tests as the sole basis for disciplining an employee. The probative value of polygraph testing remains open ended, and its reliability, if any, is to be determined by the courts on a case-by-case basis and in conjunction with expert and / or further corroborating evidence.

Pre-Emptive Rights and Sale of Shares Provisions for Shareholders

By |2021-03-01T11:29:34+00:00March 1st, 2021|Commercial Law|

The precise mechanism, governing to whom and in what proportions shares in a private company should be sold when a shareholder is no longer going to hold shares, is important for all shareholders to be satisfied with.  This could occur for any number of reasons, such as simply wishing no longer to be involved in the company, to death of a shareholder.

Let’s discuss the interception of data!

By |2021-01-21T07:15:38+00:00December 9th, 2020|ICT Law|

Public Wi-Fi is convenient, and it allows us to save on data costs and work on the go, as these networks are usually in public places such as airports, coffee shops and shopping malls. But, no matter the convenience, we recommend caution if you connect to public networks as firstly, you do not have any knowledge of who created the public network and for what (potentially sinister reason),  and secondly, it is impossible to know who else or how many other people are connected to the same network

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