BURDEN SWART & BOTHA ATTORNEYS DO BASIC WILLS FOR FREE – ALL YEAR ROUND!

(Not just during this National Wills Week) So, during lockdown, you’ve cleaned the house, re-packed all your cupboards, and have watched all of the seasons of your favorite series, but you never got around to updating your will, or worse, you don’t have one! Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our free…

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CAN A COMPANY’S DIRECTOR BE HELD LIABLE FOR COMPANY DEBT?

As a director of a company, you will be held liable in terms of the Company’s Act.    As the Company’s Act permits the court to disregard the juristic personality of a company as a legal entity and thus pierce the corporate vail. If the court finds that any use of the company, any act by,…

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How long do I have to DEFEND a SUMMONS?

By Lloyd Wegerlé Once you have received a summons, in terms of the Magistrate Court rules and the High Court rules, you have 10 working days to defend the summons. Should you fail to defend it, the party can apply for default judgement, which will result in judgement against your name. Same will be noted…

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