Judge Malcolm Wallis

Malcolm Wallis

Author – Courts and Tribunals (Lawsa Volume 10 - Third Edition)

Judge Malcolm Wallis Studied at the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) where he obtained an LLB (cum laude). He obtained a PhD from the same institution. Judge Wallis practised as an advocate from 1973, specialising in maritime, commercial, labour and company law. In 1985 he took silk and in 2009 he was appointed as a judge to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. In 2011 he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

He is an honorary Professor of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has an excellent record of academic writing. Judge Wallis has written the title relating to Courts and had this to say about this critical area of the Law: “After 20 years of debate restructuring the superior courts of South Africa was finally completed with the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013. That restructuring had its roots in the Constitution and the right of access to courts enshrined in section 34 of the Bill of Rights.

The topic of ‘Courts’ in LAWSA had to be completely revised to bring it into line with these changes. That task has been undertaken by Justice Malcom Wallis of the Supreme Court of Appeal. The revision shows how the courts have applied the right of access to courts and explains the new structure of the courts as well as the constitutional distinction between courts and tribunals, in the course of which the most significant tribunals are identified. The text provides an up to date picture of the structure and functioning of courts in South Africa."