Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and will protect your personal information. This privacy policy tells you how Ashersons Attorneys (“we”, “us”, “our”), will process and protect your personal information. In order for us to help you, you will have to share…

Aviation

Aviation Law –  At Ashersons we provide a full range of aviation services and have an appreciation and understanding of the aviation industry. Aviation law is the branch of law that concerns flight, air travel, and associated legal and business…

Conveyancing

Conveyancing –  In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title held by one person in immovable property from that person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance over the property such as a mortgage bond or a lien to…

What Happens If You Cancel Your Lease Early?

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, chances are that sooner or later you are going to be asking yourself the question “What happens if the lease is cancelled early?” Of course there are no free lunches in life, and a tenant wanting to cancel before the lease has run its full course is going to have to pay at least something for the privilege. But how much that payment will be, and how much notice the tenant must give, depend on several factors…

High Court spells out attorney-client billing basis

Judge Neil Tuchten, sitting in the Pretoria High Court, last week handed down a particularly important judgment confirming the only basis on which an attorney may bill a client. The case was brought by Cadac CEO Simon Nash (Nash) and…

No money to sue? Consider Contingency Fees

If you think you have a good legal case but can’t afford to pursue it, the Contingency Fees Act may have some good news for you.  In an attempt to provide access to justice for all, it allows attorneys and…

Renting in a complex? Read the rules!

“….. parties are free to contract as they please. The law permits perfect freedom of contract. Parties are left to make their own agreements, and whatever the agreements are, the law will enforce them provided they contain nothing illegal or…

Property Fraud: Buyers, Bondholders Beware

“Our system of deeds registration is negative: it does not guarantee the title that appears in the deeds register” (extract from first judgment below) Although in practice title deeds as registered in the Deeds Office are accepted as proof positive…