Rehabilitation in all its shapes and sizes

Being sequestrated by an order of the High Court has a myriad of adverse consequences that could have an inhibiting effect on an individual and his/her freedom to transact and build a new life. The Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 (“the Act”) makes provision for a sequestrated person to be rehabilitated under certain circumstances so that the insolvent person may continue with his or […]

Am I prejudiced by an arbitration clause in my building contract?

Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the advantages of resolving disputes relating to building contracts by arbitration rather than by litigation in the courts. I had a written contract with a builder to make substantial alterations to […]