Is Your Will Valid?

“Death knocks at all doors alike” (John Dunton 1692)



Sooner…
28 Sep 2020/by Brevity Law

Landlords and Tenants: Alert Level 1 and the New Eviction Rules

“Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need…
28 Sep 2020/by Brevity Law

Home Businesses – Is Yours Legal?

The sharp upsurge in businesses operating remotely as a result…
28 Sep 2020/by Brevity Law

Friends and Lovers: Before You Lend Out Your Car…

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (Shakespeare)



This…
28 Sep 2020/by Brevity Law

Website of the Month: Don’t Lose Your House Because of a Lockdown Layoff!

(Note: If none of this applies to you please think of passing…
28 Sep 2020/by Brevity Law

Property: Don’t Pay Double Commission!

“… in certain circumstances the principal may be liable…
26 Aug 2020/by Brevity Law

Directors, Trustees: Can You Hold Your AGMs and General Meetings on Zoom?

“O Wonder! ...O Brave New World” (Shakespeare)



Regrettably…
26 Aug 2020/by Brevity Law

Buying a Business? Make Sure the Seller Publishes Notice of the Sale

“The purpose of the legislature in enacting s 34(1) is to…
26 Aug 2020/by Brevity Law

Options to Renew Leases – Risks for Landlords and Tenants

“It is only where the enforcement of a contractual term would…
26 Aug 2020/by Brevity Law

Website of the Month: Protecting Yourself from SIM-swap Fraud

Fraudulent SIM swaps were involved in around 13,300 reported…
26 Aug 2020/by Brevity Law

Property: Green Shoots, Agent’s Commission and Fidelity Fund Certificates

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning…
28 Jul 2020/by Brevity Law

The Pandemic and Business Interruption Cover – Can You Claim?

“…it must be asked whether, but for the Covid-19 outbreak,…
28 Jul 2020/by Brevity Law

Lockdown “Admission of Guilt” Fines – The Criminal Record Risk

Breaking any of our lockdown laws can be an expensive business,…
28 Jul 2020/by Brevity Law

Property Subsidence: New Law, Strict Liability and Ubuntu

“…every landowner has a right to the lateral support and…
28 Jul 2020/by Brevity Law

Websites of the Month: Why and How to Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Workplace

Our law (in the form of the Protected Disclosures Act) encourages…
28 Jul 2020/by Brevity Law

Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

“To sign a document means to authenticate that which stands…
26 Jun 2020/by Brevity Law

Directors and Business Rescue in the Time of COVID-19

“A stitch in time saves nine” (wise old proverb)



The…
26 Jun 2020/by Brevity Law

Our Brave New World: Using Zoom for Retrenchment Consultations

“O brave new world” (Shakespeare)



The COVID-19 pandemic…
26 Jun 2020/by Brevity Law

POPIA’s Deadline is 30 June 2021 – Ignore the “Fake Headlines” But Start Planning!

At long last the main provisions of POPIA (the Protection of…
26 Jun 2020/by Brevity Law

Website of the Month: The Mental Battle of Running a Small Business in Lockdown Level 3

“This Too Shall Pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but…
26 Jun 2020/by Brevity Law

Lockdown! Nuisance Neighbours and How to Handle Them

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours”…
26 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Unemployed, Can’t Pay Bond and Credit Instalments? “Credit Life Insurance” May Save You

If you are one of the many employees retrenched or put on short…
26 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Directors: Reckless Trading and Personal Liability in the Time of Coronavirus

“Better safe than sorry” (wise old proverb)



The COVID-19…
26 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Domestic Violence and the Lockdown: Your Personalised Safety Plan

“Preamble to the Domestic Violence Act: “To afford the victims…
26 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Website of the Month: A Complete Guide to Working from Home in 2020

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on…
26 May 2020/by Brevity Law

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

The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Our personal lives…
25 May 2020/by Brevity Law

In Times of Great Change, Make Sure Your Will is Updated!

“Death always comes without knocking” (Margaret Atwood)



Particularly…
25 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Divorce in a Time of Lockdown – What Grounds Can You Rely On?

Note: If, as we hope, you personally have no need for an article…
25 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Property Sellers – Prepare for SPLUMA

Many factors can delay your property transfer, and all of them…
25 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Your Website of the Month: Lockdown Advice for Entrepreneurs

“The scale of the national COVID-19 lockdown is unprecedented…
25 May 2020/by Brevity Law

Shelley’s Best Lawyers Nomination!

Congratulations to our founder, Shelley Mackay-Davidson, for…
03 Dec 2018/by Office Admin

South African Competition Amendment Bill 2018

On Tuesday 23 October 2018, the National Assembly elected to…
30 Oct 2018/by Admin

Right to be Forgotten

Google will be arguing in court today over the European Union’s…
11 Sep 2018/by Admin

FREEDOM Day

FREEDOM DAY

Freedom Day, on the 27th of April is an annual…
26 Apr 2018/by Admin

Busting Myths about Wine – SULPHITES

Busting Myths about Wine - SULPHITES

If you have read the…
25 Apr 2018/by Admin

Do You Read Online Terms and Conditions? You Should and Here’s Why

Do You Read Online Terms and Conditions? You Should and Here’s…
29 Mar 2018/by Admin

Have a great Long weekend!

Have a great long weekend everybody!
29 Mar 2018/by Admin

Congratulations to Juliette!

A belated congratulations to our co-founder Juliette Thirsk who…
26 Mar 2018/by Admin

DO YOU DO BUSINESS WITH EU CITIZENS?

In May 2016, the European Union ("EU") adopted the General Data…
03 Mar 2018/by Admin

Interview with ZoneRadio – Commercial Leases

Interview - LegalZone (Zone Radio)

Interview with Shelley…
11 Jul 2016/by Admin

Commercial leases: Understanding the legalities

Whether you are Landlord or Tenant, it is imperative that you…
28 Jun 2016/by Admin

Contractual and legal insights into commercial leases

Whether you are entering into a commercial lease as a landlord…
25 Jun 2016/by Admin

Understanding the legalities of commercial leases

Understanding the legalities of commercial leases
Whether you…
24 Jun 2016/by Admin

Interview With Zone Radio – Bitcoin & Blockchain

Informative and interesting interview with ‪#‎ShelleyMackayDavidson…
30 May 2016/by Admin
Commercial Leases

Polity – Commercial Leases – Some Insights

Commercial Leases - Some Insights
Whether you are entering into…
27 May 2016/by Admin

Launch of Brevity Law

Last night we celebrated our rebranding from ‪#‎BannisterLegal…
25 May 2016/by Admin

Polity – Bannister Law Rebranding

Boutique law consultancy Bannister Legal has announced the rebranding…
29 Apr 2016/by Admin