The services Legal Star Offers

Legal Star will offer both paralegal services in terms of these areas of Law listed below. Bare in mind that we often cover other specific legal issues, based on a case by case basis, which may require more time for our consultants to research and respond to you, which may result in costs to be borne by you, which will be communicated.

Civil Law

Civil law is the set of rules governing relations between individuals and entities. The state is not involved in  civil transactions.
Examples of Civil Law are:

  • Property Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Rental and Lease Agreements
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Evictions
  • Injury to People
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Disputes

A civil case can be brought about by way of action or application. An action involves the issuing and serving of summons by a person called the Plaintiff, who feels that he/she was wronged by another person (Defendant).

In an application, the parties are the applicant and the respondent.

 

Family Law

Family Law are the legal rules pertaining to familial law. This includes matrimonial and maintenance matters.

Matters include:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Maintenance
  • Births and Deaths (Law of Persons)

 

Labour Law

Labour Law involves Labour Relations. Labour Relations essentially means the interaction between employers and their employees in the workplace, and in the employment relationship. This relationship may include trade unions. The true aim and objectives of Labour Relations are cooperation between employers and their workers, business entities and their employees.

This area of Law includes unfair dismissal’s and unfair labour practices.

The CCMA can be approached to assist in any matter concerning unfair dismissals or unfair labour practices.

 

Administration of Deceased Estates

Administration of estates refers to the management and settlement of estates of an intestate. An intestate is a person who dies without a legal will. Administration of estates is usually done under court supervision by appointing a person duly qualified and legally appointed. The appointed person will work closely with the Master’s office whilst complying with all the necessary rules and regulations in order to wind up the estate of the deceased.

 

Debt Management and Resolution

Debt management will assist an indebted person/s who is currently struggling to make debt repayments, but are not yet classified as over-indebted. This can be achieved by assisting the debtor to organise an affordable, realistic and structured monthly budget and debt management plan. Debt management will also assist debtor’s, facing financial difficulties to solve their debt problems and empower them to take back control over their financial situation by negotiating with creditors and initiating a payment plan. Debt management will allow debtors to eliminate debt and will further allow a debtor to manage and minimize any future debt.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is an informal dispute resolution process which involves negotiation, mediation and arbitration. These processes are also known as primary processes.

ADR processes are informal when compared to litigation. ADR processes are flexible in the sense in that the processes can be adapted to suit a particular type of disputes in different situations.

The entire process is voluntary, unless the ADR process was court ordered.  The outcome of the ADR process is reached by consensual agreement. Common ADR practices are Arbitration and Mediation.

 

Landlord and Tenant Matters

This includes assisting landlord’s and tenants with lease agreements.

 

Property Law (Private)

Property Law regulates the rights of persons over property in accordance with the law. Regard is given to the interests of individuals in property.  This includes guaranteeing and protecting one’s right to property that he/she is lawfully entitled to. This would also include the rights, obligations and control that an individual holds in respect to property.

Assistance to individuals in the purchase and sale of both moveable and immovable property is an example of this area of law.

 

Personal Injury & Insurance

Personal injury refers to incidents where you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, or intentional actions. There are many forms of personal injuries and these include, for example, injuries while at work, motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice and injuries,  just to name a few. Personal injury law allows a person to file a claim for damages from the responsible party, for injuries incurred due to their negligence or intentional acts.

There are two basic types of personal injury claims that you can file against someone if you suffered personal injury. The first is a formal lawsuit that is handled through a court, whereas the second one is an informal lawsuit or a settlement that is done outside the court, where the two parties agree to a suitable settlement.

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