As members of the public, and companies alike turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded.
Information technology (IT) contracts often involve complex business processes with risk to both the customer and the service or product provider. Legal practitioners, IT Managers and IT Service Providers require a thorough understanding of all aspects of contract law in this fast-changing legal landscape.
As market leaders in the online legal technology space, LexisNexis South Africa saw a need to develop a resource that speaks to the need of Intellectual property (IP) professionals for regular and reliable IP content updates. Harms Intellectual Property Law Reports is a trustworthy resource that enables users to see recent case precedents, the latest articles, and new bills passed – all with commentary to enable an understanding of the changes at all levels.
October is Transport Month - focusing on the role transport plays in the economy, flagship projects and road safety - a fitting time to prepare for updates to legislation that will impact the lives of all drivers and transport company owners and operators – the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill.
The Family Law Database is a comprehensive collection of the most recent matrimonial law reports from all superior courts across South Africa. Each one of the law reports is concisely summarised into one or two pages. Apart from the summaries, users can also view the original law reports.
Speaking at the Knowledge Dome, as part of the HR Indaba to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 3rd - 4th of October, legal expert Yoni Balkind of LexisNexis South Africa will engage human resource (HR) and other professionals on how to navigate the legal complexities of the dynamic HR industry.
A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is showing that humans are to blame for the spread of the digital virus commonly referred to as fake news. While it has been easy for governments and everyday persons to blame bots (automated or non-human profiles) on social media for the spread of misinformation, that is not the case.
Viewing specific changes to legislation and keeping up to date with all the latest amendments can be a time-consuming and tedious process for legal practitioners, particularly when it involves following a multitude of hypertext links to search for historical versions of Principal Acts.
Emerging forces in the environment pose a variety of challenges for today’s legal professionals. Attorneys and corporate counsel are expected to keep abreast of increased regulatory complexity in local and global jurisdictions, while clients are facing cost challenges and demanding more competitive pricing and efficient services.
The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data.
Small law firms need to be able to assist clients with the best legal advice on a disparate range of matters - irrespective of their specific area of specialisation or expertise. This requires access to a comprehensive legal library and up to date legal resources, enabling practitioners to conduct research as required.
Africa’s heightened economic momentum is widely recognised, with the continent now well entrenched as one of the favoured global destinations for investment opportunities and doing business.
Following the trend in other countries, there has been a veritable explosion of medical negligence litigation in the past 10 years in South Africa. This has necessitated the publication of a comprehensive guide for both medical and legal practitioners.
eJudgements is a Law Reports website using modern technology to enable quick and accurate searches of all relevant case law, while catering for the needs of the practitioner and researcher.
For the past six years, leading content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis South Africa has run a successful Corporate Social Investment programme known as the Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP), which is endorsed by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa.
Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness. This is especially necessary in our constantly changing regulatory environment, according to regulatory compliance author, Karmil Govender, of LexisNexis South Africa.
Lexis® Library Time Select, the new ‘pay as you go’ research pricing package from pioneer content and technology service provider LexisNexis South Africa, will revolutionise the way small to medium legal enterprises in South Africa conduct research, giving them access to up to date and relevant legal content and increasing their billable hours exponentially.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offers a straightforward way to manage the functions of ordering, cataloguing and circulating, while electronic resource management and a discovery portal complete this comprehensive management service… Read the full case study here
The Practitioners' Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice is the latest new release from publisher, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics.
Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 published on 17 November 2017, attributes a misalignment between the law on strikes and action taken by parties during industrial action, as the root cause for protracted and often violent industrial action.
The cost of doing business within South Africa, along with the cost of running an educational institution is growing, and extremely quickly too. One essential piece of this cost-puzzle can be found in access to information.
Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered, to their cost, that what they or their employees say online can have serious consequences.
By mid-2017, an estimated 155 acts of terrorism since the start of the year had claimed hundreds of victims in several nations around the world. Terrorism and international organised crime have become more and more publicised since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on 11 September 2001.
Africa’s premier information service, Sabinet has the very best solutions on offer for the researcher in you. Sabinet is celebrating more than 30 years of top quality solutions through its library management offerings for library’s and institutions both big and small. It is paramount that in today’s information-saturated world, one can be sure of the source, the credibility and the accessibility of information that will separate your institution from the competition.
Innovation and technology regularly go hand-in-hand in an age where the faster, holistic, and more self-sufficient solution is constantly being sought. The dynamic nature of technological innovation puts new, pioneering solutions within easier reach, allowing end users to build on workable foundations, access information readily and promoting the ideal of self-sufficiency.
Countless local and international regulations that govern every business operation are put in place to ensure that commercial entities act in a reasonable and responsible manner. But with the abundance and complexity of regulations, and the fact that they change rapidly, many businesses tend to treat compliance as a secondary function with little consideration of the consequences.
Mergers and acquisitions are lucrative opportunities for businesses to expand their areas of operation, gain a larger market share, maximise profits or reduce competition. However, they are among the most complex and potentially risky business activities as there are several opportunities for failure during and after the purchase.
Tax and legal professionals in need of convenient on-the-go access to their loose-leaf content now have the perfect solution in the form of the Lexis® Mobile smartphone application from LexisNexis South Africa.
Well researched and accurately referenced legal arguments are key contributors towards winning a case. However, this task is easier said than done. For decades, legal practioners traditionally spent many hours sifting through cases, statutes, regulations, and legal journals in order to find the most relevant information that would help strengthen their case. Not only is the traditional form of legal research time consuming, it can also be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack.
The fourth edition of the King Report on Good Governance (King IV™), released late 2016, is the new benchmark for corporate governance in South Africa. Key changes in this fourth edition include fewer principles, clearer differentiation between principles, practices and outcomes, as well as the introduction of specific supplements for different sectors.
Rapid changes in the regulatory environment as a result of growing pressure from civil society are leaving organisations struggling to keep up with compliance overload. This trend is set to continue as civil society becomes increasingly conscious of business and government activity, and grows its appetite for accountability and transparency.
As complicated and time consuming as legal research can be, there is no more effective way to strengthen an argument in court than with sound case and precedent referencing. Traditional legal research, conducted manually, presents many pitfalls and risks according to Sumantha Reddy, Content Manager: Legal loose-leaf and Law Reports, from LexisNexis South Africa.
Since 1910, well over 7000 Acts have been passed into law in South Africa. This massive number doesn’t even touch on the innumerable draft Bills, policy papers, committee reports, submissions to Parliament, speeches by Ministers and other important parliamentary documents that are generated in the process of governing a country.
Via their South African National Legislation service (NetLaw), Sabinet provides users with instant online access to SA Legislation. This service is free to small law firms with three or less practising attorneys, enabling them to stay up-to-date with the national legislation currently in force.
HIV is a daily reality for over 6 million South Africans, therefore, law professionals can – and must – play an active role in the fight against the epidemic by advising those that are infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.
This is according to respected law, public health and human rights consultant, Amelia Vukeya Motsepe, who spoke at the Johannesburg launch on 10 November of a seminal, new publication dissecting South African legislation, regulations, policies and case law on HIV/AIDS.
Sabinet’s South African National Legislation service (NetLaw) provides users with instant online access to SA Legislation, enabling them to stay up-to-date with the national legislation currently in force.
Most employers and employees have a broad understanding that the fairness of a dismissal rests on both a substantive and a procedural leg. On the one hand, substantive unfairness, in broad strokes, suggests that an employee who should not have been dismissed, had been dismissed.
It is widely agreed that the knowledge economy represents the future of economic growth for both developed and developing nations. This knowledge comprises intellectual capital, skills proficiency and the potential for innovation, driven firmly by information. More specifically, growth is dependent on people’s access to, and ability to share and exchange, reliable information.
Legal research is a most time consuming process. Traditionally, it can take hours for legal professionals to sift through conventional law reports or their indices to determine the precedential strength and weaknesses of cases referenced in an argument. However, with the use of good research tools, the process can be simplified.
Legal careers are time sensitive and highly pressurised and that means there is little margin for error. As demands heighten, a new breed of legal professionals have come to recognise and appreciate the efficiency, simplicity and accuracy of online legal research.