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Just trust me, I’m a lawyer…

Despite a stonewalling legal establishment, the issue of attorney misconduct is hard to fudge. The reality is that South Africa’s law societies place member interests above transparency, appear to discipline members inconsistently, and are indifferent to international benchmarks. A few weeks back this column touched on the latitude granted to the professions to regulate themselves…

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How can you avoid a ‘corked’ lawyer?

Ordinary old people do ordinary old jobs. Doctors, lawyers, nurses, accountants, teachers and even – God help us – journalists and estate agents, “follow professions”. The very phrase has intimations of responding to a religious calling. These aren’t the famous “wukkers” of South African trades’ parlance. Elevated above the herd, the manner in which these…

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