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Dispute Resolution in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

“Whoever controls the courts, controls the state.” Aristotle The courts of ancient Athens were fundamentally democratic with tens, hundreds and in some instances thousands of jurors adjudicating trials. There was no Judge, which role was taken up by the pool of jurors adjudicating at that time. One of the founding principles held dear by Athenians […]

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SchoemanLaw’s SME Self-Service Desk is shortlisted!

We have been shortlisted as one of 90 out of 450 applicants to join the HiiL Justice Accelerator in the Innovating Justice Challenge. HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law)  find, and support the best justice innovations in a region or country. HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a social enterprise […]

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Blockchain: The Future of Contracting and its Legal Enforcement

According to the Gartner 2018 State of the Legal Function Survey, 43% of the companies surveyed expected to increase their expenditure on Legal IT Systems or Software by 10% or more over the following three years. This next step in business technology has been taken seriously by some bigger companies with recent developments occurring to […]

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Overview of South Africa’s Move Towards Tech Regulation In 2019

Introduction In the last few years, the tech boom has been changing the traditional norms of society, affecting everything from how we travel to how we handle our personal or business affairs. Considering how influential it has become, the Government has been placing importance on moving towards tech regulation. Regulation would support the growth of […]

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Conveyancing: The Electronic Deeds System Explained –

Introduction  During the first quarter of 2018, Parliament’s National Assembly passed the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill (hereinafter referred to as the “Bill”), which was originally published by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform on 7 December 2017. The Bill was tabled as far back as 2017 and proposes some significant changes for […]

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