TRUSTS: NEW DIRECTIVE ON INDEPENDENT TRUSTEES

TRUSTS: NEW DIRECTIVE ON INDEPENDENT TRUSTEES

If you plan to form a trust, you need to know about a new directive from the Chief Master of the High Court to all Master’s Offices in the country. The directive applies to all new trusts (those “registered for the first time”) by the Master. Following a series of...
IS YOUR DOMAIN NAME AT RISK FROM “DROP CATCHING”?

IS YOUR DOMAIN NAME AT RISK FROM “DROP CATCHING”?

Can you afford to lose your domain name?  What happens to your business if your website and emails suddenly go down because you’ve lost it?  For many businesses, that would be a disaster.  For some, it could spell financial ruin, especially if the new owner wants...
YOUR PROPERTY SALE AGREEMENT: BE CAREFUL HOW IT’S WORDED!

YOUR PROPERTY SALE AGREEMENT: BE CAREFUL HOW IT’S WORDED!

“In war and litigation, both sides suffer” (old Roman proverb) Here’s yet another reminder from our courts on how important it is – if you want to avoid the trials of litigation – for you to have your property sale agreement drawn up professionally.  One thing...
FIGHTING THE FLU WITH FOOD

FIGHTING THE FLU WITH FOOD

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” (‘Father of Modern Medicine’ Hippocrates in about 400 BC) Don’t let colds and the flu knock you for a six this winter.  Particularly if you run your own small business, every day in a sick bed is a day of...
WILL YOUR ANC PROTECT TRUST ASSETS ON DIVORCE?

WILL YOUR ANC PROTECT TRUST ASSETS ON DIVORCE?

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision illustrates once again how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract (ANC) correctly, and with as much detail as is needed for certainty. A multi-million Rand fight...