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Attorneys Amendment Act, No. 40 of 2014

Long title


To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, as an interim measure, pending the enactment of legislation aimed at rationalising the legal profession, so as to address disparities in relation to attorneys and candidate attorneys in the territories comprising the former Republics of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei, and, for that purpose, repeal the laws of the former territories in so far as they are still applicable to attorneys and candidate attorneys in these territories; to further regulate the engagement of candidate attorneys and their right of appearance in courts; to give effect to a Constitutional Court judgment; to further regulate juristic persons conducting a legal practice; to enable actions against the Attorneys Fidelity Fund to be instituted in other courts than the High Court; to change the names of certain law societies; to restructure the areas of jurisdiction of law societies; to amend or delete certain obsolete provisions and expressions; to provide for transitional arrangements; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 53 of 1979...
2. Amendment of section 2 of Act 53 of 1979...
3. Amendment of section 3 of Act 53 of 1979...
4. Amendment of section 4 of Act 53 of 1979...
5. Amendment of section 4A of Act 53 of 1979...
6. Amendment of section 5 of Act 53 of 1979...
7. Amendment of section 8 of Act 53 of 1979...
8. Amendment of section 9 of Act 53 of 1979...
9. Amendment of section 10 of Act 53 of 1979...
10. Amendment of section 13B of Act 53 of 1979...
11. Amendment of section 14 of Act 53 of 1979...
12. Amendment of section 15 of Act 53 of 1979...
13. Amendment of section 16 of Act 53 of 1979...
14. Amendment of section 19 of Act 53 of 1979...
15. Amendment of section 20 of Act 53 of 1979...
16. Amendment of section 23 of Act 53 of 1979...
17. Substitution of section 24 of Act 53 of 1979
18. Amendment of section 43 of Act 53 of 1979...
19. Amendment of section 49 of Act 53 of 1979...
20. Repeal of section 55 of Act 53 of 1979
21. Substitution of section 56 of Act 53 of 1979...
22. Amendment of section 57 of Act 53 of 1979...
23. Amendment of section 69 of Act 53 of 1979...
24. Amendment of section 71 of Act 53 of 1979...
25. Amendment of section 74 of Act 53 of 1979...
26. Amendment of section 75 of Act 53 of 1979
27. Repeal of section 77 of Act 53 of 1979
28. Amendment of section 78 of Act 53 of 1979...
29. Amendment of section 82 of Act 53 of 1979...
30. Amendment of section 83 of Act 53 of 1979...
31. Repeal of section 84 of Act 53 of 1979
32. Repeal of section 84A of Act 53 of 1979
33. Amendment of section 86 of Act 53 of 1979...
34. Insertion of section 86A in Act 53 of 1979
35. Repeal or amendment of laws
36. Short title and commencement
Sch.
SCHEDULE (Section 35)  [s35]
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