SALRC Discussion Paper: Investigation into legal fees and tariffs payable to legal practitioners, including access to justice and other interventions

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Submissions must be received by no later than 31 December 2020

Justice and Correctional Services

The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) invites you to comment on a Discussion paper investigating legal fees and tariffs payable to legal practitioners, including access to justice and other interventions.


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                  Discussion Paper Review of Administration Orders Project 127


Comments can be emailed to Mr Jacob Kabini at Imngoma@justice.gov.za or legalcosts@justice.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 31 December 2020

This discussion paper evaluates whether the legislative provisions with regard to administration orders should be repealed in view of the current credit regulatory environment and consumers’ access to debt review. The Commission concluded that the repeal of the legislative provisions governing administration orders would adversely affect certain categories of debtors who do not qualify to apply for debt review.1 Hence, administration orders cannot be repealed without providing these debtors with an alternative remedy. The discussion paper therefore provides different options for dealing with the abuses and problems in the administration order regime. These options are reflected in the proposed Debt Rearrangement Bill, the Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Bill (option 1) and the Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Bill (option 2). 

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Jacob Kabini on tel (012) 622 6349 or tel (012) 662 6314 / 6313