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Hlophe lawyer gets suspended jail term for contempt

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal representative, Barnabas Xulu, has been found in contempt of six civil court orders, slapped with a R30 000 fine, instructed to surrender his Porsche 911 Carrera and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, suspended for three years.

LPC taken to court for failing to rein in lawyer

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
A news agency is taking the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to court for failing to act against a lawyer it alleges is a ‘Lottery crook’.

JSC has got it all wrong on Hlophe

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The JSC is plainly wrong in law to claim it is unable to recommend the suspension of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and by extension prevent him from participating in the JSC interviews of candidates for appointment to the division of the High Court he heads tomorrow.

Legal action looms over JSC's Hlophe decision

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Urgent legal action is looming over the JSC’s decision to allow Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe to participate in the selection of judges for his division on Friday despite being found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal (JCT).

Jail Hlophe call as pressure builds on JSC

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
As pressure builds on the JSC to act on the findings against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, Freedom Under Law's Johann Kriegler argues that Hlophe should not only be impeached, but he should be prosecuted and jailed for defeating the ends of justice.

JSC awaiting input before deciding on Hlophe

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The JSC was still to meet and decide whether to confirm the decision that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was guilty of gross misconduct, its spokespersons said yesterday, according to a TimesLIVE update.

Hlophe's fate in the hands of the ANC

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The fate of Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, who has been found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal (JCC), is now in the hands of the politicians.

Judges slap down lawyer, 'obstructive' plaintiff

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Two judges, in separate cases, voiced strong displeasure at the conduct they were shown as judicial officers by parties involved in matters before them.

Virtual justice and unequal Internet addressed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
Judges and advocates put their heads together yesterday to address access to justice as SA courts move to virtual hearings at a time when many are struggling with unequal Internet access and high data costs.

Vital Government Gazette notices hit by 'technical glitch'

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law
Legal practitioners have lamented a ‘technical glitch’ that resulted in the government printers not confirming with customers when an advert will appear for publication in the Government Gazette, says a Business Day report.

Hlophe got R3m to fight case courtesy of Zuma officials

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe received R3.2m in state funding to fight his potential impeachment for allegedly trying to sway a Constitutional Court ruling in favour of Jacob Zuma.

Attorney excuses rejected in fees dispute with advocate

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has shut down local attorney Pythagoras Vuyisile Magqabi’s excuses for not paying an advocate R287,143 in fees, finding the default judgment granted against him in 2019 must stand, reports the Daily Dispatch.

Legal Service Ombudsman still not operational

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The offices of retired Judge Siraj Desai, SA’s Legal Service Ombudsman appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in December 2020, are still not operational which has drawn serious concerns from the legal fraternity.

Why Zuma’s attacks could precipitate a constitutional crisis

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
Former President Jacob Zuma's latest statement in which he attacks the judiciary could precipitate a constitutional crisis, writes the Serjeant at the Bar columnist in an opinion piece on the News24 site.

Zuma lashes top court, warns of 'judicial dictatorship'

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 March 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Former President Jacob Zuma has lambasted yesterday’s Constitutional Court hearing on the State Capture Commission’s application for him to be jailed for showing contempt of an order of the apex court and for refusing to testify before the commission.

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