Courts of Law Amendments
There have been a number of important court cases which have changed the way we understand things about the law and the way the courts work. This and other challenges has prompted a relook at the Courts of Law Act and amendments are being drafted. As with any changes to an Act the industry and public have been asked to comment.
You may have missed that and wonder what changes could be on the way and how they might affect consumers struggling to repay their debts. Well, we have a quick cheat sheet summary of the proposed changes and some of the comments given by various parties about those proposed changes that you can download:
Summary of Comments on Courts of Law Amendment Bill (2016)
The changes will potentially affect how EAOs or Garnishee orders might be granted (after that big Con Court ruling about the Stellenbosch Law Clinic Case) and other related topics.
Have a quick peek to stay up to date and see what various key industry role players are suggesting as it may soon impact on you or on debt counsellor’s debt review clients.
Are Garnishee Orders Dead? Our Editor Zak King interviews Seb Alexanderson of National Debt Advisors about garnishee orders (EAOs). What are they? Can they be avoided? Can they be included in a debt review? Can debt review help consumers with garnishee … read more
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‘Garnishee’ Case Goes To Constitutional Court The all important Constitutional Court case regarding Emoluments Attachment Orders – EAOs(often called Garnishee Orders) will be heard on the 3rd of March 2016. The case began a while back in Stellenbosch in Cape … read more
Flemix EAOs Thrown Out Judge Siraj Desai has ruled in the Western Cape High Court that 15 salary attachment orders (EAOs) which were brought by Flemix & Associates were obtained unlawfully. Judge Desai has thrown them out and ordered the … read more
Anglo American Platinum Sues Administration Attorneys Anglo American Platinum Ltd also known as Amplats is suing a firm of Administration Attorneys over wage deductions commonly called garnishee orders. The Attorneys ( Johanna Pienaar and H. van der Merwe Inc and … read more