NEW EXPANDED LIST OF PERMITTED LEGAL SERVICES AND ACCESS TO COURTS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3 Dear Clients, Friends and Businesses locally and abroad, We are pleased to advise that on 2 June 2020, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services issued new Directions (“the Directions”), which permit more legal services and updated court procedures under […]
Dear Clients, Friends and Businesses locally and abroad, We welcome the move to Level 4 by the government, and we hope that the current situation will continue to improve as the President has advised that the Level 4 restrictions will be amended to address the public’s concerns. Throughout the lockdown we have been working remotely. However, […]
C D and Another v Department of Social Development In the above judgment delivered on 14 April 2020 in the High Court, Western Cape Division, Judge Meer granted an order which enabled the First Applicant to travel from Cape Town to Bloemfontein and back, to collect the First and Second Applicants’ children from their […]
At last, many parents can finally rest assured as their calls for clarity on the legal position regarding their rights to care and contact of their children during the lockdown have been addressed. Previously, parents were instructed not to transport their children between households during the lockdown period. However, on the 7th April 2020, the […]
Prior to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services directive, which was issued late on the evening of the 26th March 2020, there was little clarity on the legal position regarding parents’ rights to care and contact of their children during the lockdown as pronounced by our President. Many parents were left in state of […]
The man, who is in a stable condition in hospital, has "potentially life-changing injuries" after the overnight attack in Garvagh, County Londonderry. He was shot in the arms and legs.