Contract

28
Sep

Friends and Lovers: Before You Lend Out Your Car…

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (Shakespeare) This is a case of a “love relationship” gone wrong but the principles of vehicle ownership apply to any situation in which you lend a motor vehicle to anyone else. A widely-held misconception is that if you are the registered owner of a car, it is yours and you are the owner.

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26
Jun

Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions “To sign a document means to authenticate that which stands for or is intended to represent the name of the person who is to authenticate” (quoted in the case below) We all know that verbal agreements, although fully binding for most types of transaction, are a recipe
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27
Apr

Leases, Contracts and COVID-19: What is Force Majeure?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Leases, Contracts and COVID-19: What is Force Majeure? The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Our personal lives have been upended and our businesses hit hard. And with many businesses operating out of leased premises, a great many landlords and tenants are asking themselves what happens if the crisis leaves a tenant unable to pay
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26
Feb

Watch What You Say on WhatsApp – The Case of the R20m Lottery Win and the R1m “Offer”

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Contract -Watch What You Say on WhatsApp! “Engage brain before hitting send” (Anon) WhatsApp comes with a host of business and personal benefits, and its use is growing exponentially here as in the rest of the world. Which brings us to a possible downside – binding yourself to a legally-enforceable agreement without really meaning
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6
Jan

Your Written Contract Should Cover Everything – No Oral Evidence Allowed!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Contracts - Your Written Contract Should Cover Everything – No Oral Evidence Allowed! Here’s another warning from our courts to make sure that all your contracts are properly drawn to reflect both accurately and fully what you have agreed to. The problem with leaving anything out – or agreeing to something that isn’t then
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30
Jan

Private Schools and Parents Behaving Badly – the Expulsion Option

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned for this family to remain at the School” (Extract from judgment below) With the new School Year now well under way, let’s have a look at a recent court decision of interest to all schools, parents and learners. Importantly, this case involves not a state-controlled public school but a

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