04 Sep 2015

In more than 25 years of professional practice as a lawyer, I have advised a number of clients. While most of my clients have been companies, I have also assisted individuals and families. Probably the most important thing that I have learnt over all these years is that as lawyers, we must not get caught up in a swirl of jargon or attempt to show off by spouting Sections from this Act or another Act.>>

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29 Jun 2015

For many years, the primary role of lawyers in most societies has been to assist clients in dealing with “legal issues”. While some “issues” were the result of actions taken by the clients themselves (whether individuals, families or corporate), others were caused by the actions of others. This role was well-suited to an environment where laws remained unchanged for long periods of time, and where there was clarity and unanimity on what constituted a “solution” to the problem at hand. Indeed, this stability in the legal and regulatory regime also limited the “creativity” that lawyers could bring to bear while addressing the issue- there were precedents to go by or other well-defined and generally accepted ways of dealing with the situation.>>

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