25 July 2013
SECURITY GUARDS’ DUTIES TO PROTECT YOU & YOUR HOME – TO WHAT EXTENT?
In a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Court investigated the question whether a private security guard company can be held liable for a client’s damages that arose after its employee allowed robbers entry to that client’s family home, believing them to be police officers. Our law acknowledges that in such a relationship, the guard has a duty of care with regard to the client, his home and property; but what is the extent of this duty?
DIVORCE: MAINTAINING MAINTENANCE
Years in practice has shown that in many instances, a divorced client’s difficulties do not cease after the divorce order has been granted. For a while, the waters may be calm, but clients who are still connected to their former spouse, whether when paying maintenance or during contact visits with minors, often experience the need to again obtain legal advice. This arises most often as a result of a former spouse not paying maintenance or failing to adhere to the agreed periodical maintenance increases.