A note from the editor:
Welcome to the first edition of the Bulletin in 2019.
Five months have elapsed since many provisions of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (the Act) came into effect on 1 November 2018. It is hoped that all those affected by the Act (within the profession and the consumers of legal services) have now read this seminal piece of legislation and the corresponding regulations. Some of the changes brought about by the Act are the changes to the names of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (now the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund (LPFF)) and the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC (now the Legal Practitioners’ Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC(LPIIF)).
With the move by De Rebus to an electronic format rather than printed form, the Bulletin will also only be available in printed format for those readers who opt for the printed version. The publication is available in electronic format on the LPIIF website. Should you prefer to receive a printed version of the Bulletin, please inform us and we will add you to our mailing list. For the benefit of those practitioners who have not had prior interaction with the two entities (the LPFF and the LPIIF), in this and upcoming editions of the Bulletin, we will republish some information on the procedure to be followed in lodging a claim against each of the entities. We will also publish a series of articles explaining the indemnity provided by the two entities. The teams at the respective entities are always available to assist practitioners and members of the public with any queries. We also welcome contributions of articles from readers and suggestions of topics that you may want us to cover.
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