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What Exactly is A Contact, And How Does It Work

A contact is an agreement which is legally enforceable between different parties to do something or to not do something.

There are certain elements that a legal contract needs to contain. Firstly, it will need to contain and offer. The offer is what the person or company is going to do or uphold, such as sell you a product, lease you a car or to simply pay you.

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The unfortunate reality is that anything can be stolen and used unlawfully even intangible things. That is why it is so important that you do everything that you can to ensure that you protect what is rightfully yours, this is not limited to the physical things that you own, but it also includes your thoughts and ideas, your art and your business.

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When the Web and the Law Collide: 21st Century Challenges

Many factors of life and business have been somewhat turned on their head thanks to the advent of the world-wide-web; and they continue to do so without any real sign of slowing down. This has led those who are leaders in the law industry to have to rework the way they approach their business, how they practice, and even how they market their firms to prospective clients. Our world is in an ever-constant state of flux, which has only been intensified by the internet, so it is no surprise that savvy law-firms have had to become as intimate with these changes as they possibly could.

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What to Look for in a Debt Recovery Service

Finding a way to resolve the debts owed to your business by unpaying clients is a critical task for business that need to pay attention to managing their cash flow, while still finding a means of collecting that keeps their integrity intact. This makes it essential for them to find assistance from a debt recovery service that ticks all the boxes in practicing fair business, at reasonable prices, and without the risk of embroiling your business in a nasty legal battle. The process of debt recovery is often shrouded with uncertainty; which means that making the right decision can make or break your business processes and reputation.

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Marketing a Law firm effectively online

Over the past few decades, new forms of marketing have been giving businesses from a number of industries the ability to generate leads and a client base using more targeted advertising methods. This has given the companies who have opted for these techniques the upper hands over their competitors in many industries; and since the field of law is one that can be particularly competitive, legal firms are one such type of business that should be chomping at the bit to revolutionize their marketing efforts using digital mediums such as the internet and social media.

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Knowing your Rights when Dealing with Debt Collectors

Debt collection can be an extremely touchy subject, whether you are on the receiving or giving end, it is a process that needs to be handled with the utmost care. There are many stringent regulations surrounding the activity which keeps creditors and debtors protected, while ensuring that debt can be recovered without intimidating, harassing or in any other way infringing on the human rights of those who owe money to the concerned company. So, to help you handle your next debt collection situation in accordance to the law and with the regulations set out by the CFDC, these actions sometimes committed by debt recovery representatives are those that you have the right not to put up with.

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Social Media and the Freedom of Speech

‘Freedom of speech’ is a phrase that has been thrown around and watered down to the point where very few people in society seem to have a firm grasp on what it actually means. To some it means ‘I can say what I want but you cannot’, while to others it seems to give some kind of artistic licence to be expressively abusive. Though society is filled with checksums, so thankfully we are all getting a little better at exercising this right and responsibility. Unfortunately, as we started to get the hang of it, along came social media and turned the concept of free speech on its head. So, let’s take a moment to see how the two are intertwined, and how they are, to a large extent, vaguely and inconsistently governed.

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Social Media and the Law

The arrival and continued growth of social media has had a profound impact on many facets of society, out of these, fewer realms have felt the implications of this in a more resound manner than the field of law. Social media has had major implications on the concepts and responsibilities behind freedom of speech, social and workplace abuse or harassment, and even the ways in which evidence is collected, and suspects identified.

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The Difference Between Arbitration & Litigation

Some individuals confuse patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Although there may be some parallels among these kinds of intellectual property protection, they are not the same and serve different purposes.

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Introduction to Commercial Litigation

Some individuals confuse patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Although there may be some parallels among these kinds of intellectual property protection, they are not the same and serve different purposes.

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Basics Of Patents, Trademarks And Copyrights

Some individuals confuse patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Although there may be some parallels among these kinds of intellectual property protection, they are not the same and serve different purposes.

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Road Accident Fund 101

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle mishap, you have two claim options: damages for any personal injuries and damages to your possessions. These claims are handled inversely. If you have suffered damages to your property due to an accident, you must claim from the driver or owner of the automobile that caused the accident. If you are hurt or if a member of your family has died as a result of the accident, you can claim payment from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

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Can Social Media Get You Fired

Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, LinkedIn and many others have become increasingly popular not only for social purposes, but also as tools to assist in job searching and networking.

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The importance of family law

To truly understand the importance of family law one needs to first understand what family law is. Family law is a type of law that deals specifically with legal matters that involve family relationships examples of which would be, divorce, adoption, child support and child custody. Not that your know what family laws is we can let's discuss why family law is important and where it can help with family-related legal issues.

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The Evolution of South African Environmental Law

As if debt collection wasn’t already hard enough, it gets even more difficult when you attempt to collect from customers internationally. In these situations, you have to respect the collection laws of the country you are attempting to collect in. Many times, that means that you have to first educate yourself about what those laws are!

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Debt Collection in South Africa

As if debt collection wasn’t already hard enough, it gets even more difficult when you attempt to collect from customers internationally. In these situations, you have to respect the collection laws of the country you are attempting to collect in. Many times, that means that you have to first educate yourself about what those laws are!

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Labour Law and Employment Contracts in South Africa

Labour law in South Africa grew a lot from the original Industrial Conciliation Act of the early 1900s and became one of the first areas of law to undergo major changes after the 1994 election. The Labour Relations Act of 1995 marked a monumental moment in labour history. It was amended in 2002 to address the evolving employment relations in the country.

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Family Law: Divorce

The well-being of children in a divorce is considered to be one the most important aspects of any divorce. Though most couples believe the child’s welfare is one of the most important factors to consider in a divorce, a large percentage of parents that divorce or separate view conflict as an unavoidable part of the process and are driven to fight battles in court.

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How To Remove A Director Of Your Company

Your company is not one without any legal requirements, legal documents and following various laws and regulations that allow it to exist as a legal and independent entity. The truth is, that there are little things in life that do not require any form of legal documentation and legal formalities. A business is no different, hence the various contracts and inspections. That, of course, only happens once the business is on its feet. The need for contracts runs deeper, and there is a need for contracts with regards to the company directors.

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South African Law: Intellectual Property

Have you ever created something someone else was willing to steal? South African legislation has been put in place to protect people’s rights to own their creative products; such protection extends to everything from an idea, a name or an invention, amongst others. The legal definition of Intellectual Property is broad and inclusive of many areas, such as music, inventions, law, etc. Intellectual property is defined as “An intangible right protecting the products of human intelligence and creation, such as copyrightable works, trademarks and trade secrets.”

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Arbitration in South Africa

Arbitration is one of the dispute resolution mechanisms used as an alternative to resolving disputes through the court system. Litigation through the courts is often beleaguered with an oversupply of disputes to be expressed, and a shortage of resources to deal with the volume of such disputes within timeframes that provide businesses with a platform for prompt hearing and resolution.

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South African Law: When Can You Terminate A Contract?

South African law of contract is essentially a modernised version of the Roman-Dutch law of contract, as well as English law which is itself rooted in canon and Roman laws. In the broader sense, a contract is an agreement two or more parties enter into with the serious intention of creating a legal obligation.

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What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing (or conveyance) is the legal term for the process whereby a party, company, close corporation or trust becomes the registered and legal owner of immovable property and ensures that this ownership cannot be challenged. It also covers the process of the registration of mortgages.

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