Siphephelo Buthelezi

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Siphephelo Buthelezi

Siphephelo, or Sips as he is sometimes known, recently joined our firm in the Litigation Department. Siphephelo studied at the University of Zululand, served articles with Cliffe Dekker in Johannesburg and has recently returned home to KwaZulu-Natal. He earned his LLB with distinction and also received the KZN Law Society’s award for the top University […]

Ladies on the move

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We are very pleased to announce that Liza Bagley and Kashi Reddy have accepted appointments as directors. Liza is an attorney, notary public and conveyancer and specialises in banking law and foreclosures, family law and property related litigation. Kashi is a seasoned attorney in our litigation department and focuses on personal injury matters, including claims […]

Managing director

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Rob Stuart-Hill needs no introduction to the clients of this firm. Rob served articles with Venn Nemeth and Hart, as it was then known, and became a partner in 1999. He recently took on the position of managing director, and is responsible for managing the business and for ensuring that Venns Attorneys continues to provide […]

Coffee with Julz Norton…

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Coffee with Julz Norton…

Julianne NortonLitigation Division Julianne Norton, or Julz as she prefers to be called, balances a busy litigation practice with life on a dairy farm … My main areas of work are divorce and high-level debt recovery.  I have an interest in litigation relating to wills and estates and recently completed a Diploma in Deceased Estates […]

Law Letter Supplement – July 2014

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Law Letter Supplement – July 2014

Just and equitable?  It is not uncommon in South Africa to have public outcry with regard to the manner in which tender processes are conducted. In some cases these processes are characterised by flaws and irregularities which may be attributed to corruption, fraud and dishonesty.  

Subsequent Buyers and Claims for Defects

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The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines. – Frank Lloyd Wright A common clause in agreements for the sale of immovable property is the voetstoots clause.  This clause protects the seller: the property is sold “as is” and the seller is generally not liable for […]

Life at Venns

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If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x, y is play and z is keeping your mouth shut. – Albert Einstein In my final year of varsity I was awarded a scholarship to do Masters in Administrative Law. Although I would have gladly done Masters, […]

Defective Goods

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And Consumer Protection Breakages Limited: the biggest industrial corporation in the country. – George Bernard Shaw The Consumer Protection Act is intended to empower the consumer against unscrupulous suppliers of goods and services. Consumers are entitled to receive goods of good quality, in good working order and free of defects. There is an implied warranty […]

Coffee with Rob Pennefather

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Coffee with Rob Pennefather

Rob Pennefather has been appointed as a consultant in our Collections Department.  We found out more about Rob and his work … I have had experience in private practice, but the latter part of my career has been with the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  My first appointment was as director of the University’s Law Clinic.  I […]

An Old Friend

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An Old Friend

We at Venns Attorneys were very sad to note the passing of Lionel Blomeyer, a loyal friend of the firm, late in 2013. Lionel was one of the first – if not the first – clients of the firm when Dennis Lowe opened the doors for business in 1952.  At the time, Lionel was working […]