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Lydia is a seasoned legal professional (currently on the non-practicing roll of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces) with extensive experience providing strategic legal advice and recommending the appropriate course of action for a diverse client portfolio. Her fields of expertise are Commercial and Corporate Law, Contract Law, Business Advisory, Legal Opinions and Compliance. Lydia has a keen interest in innovation and how it affects businesses and the legal profession.
Lydia is a subject matter expert in the formulating, negotiating, drafting, and reviewing commercial agreements as well as the preparation of specialist agreements as well as due diligence investigations and feasibility studies.
Lydia is, further, au fait in performing legal and commercial audits relating to compliance and identified risk, including compliance with procurement policies and document management systems.
Currently, Lydia is heavily involved in Governance, Risk and Compliance by finalising legal audits on companies to ensure compliance, drafting of risk matrices for various companies, the drafting and reviewing of Compliance Universes, Compliance Risk Management Programmes, Regulatory Compliance Manuals as well as policies, procedures and standards.
Training on various legal aspects and topics is a real passion for Lydia. Lydia has, further drafted legislation and regulations for both the Department of Health and the Department of Trade and Industry.
Lydia contributes to the education of future lawyers by being an external marker for Unisa.
The effect of a national disaster on human rights - The effect of the state of national disaster is to limit certain rights of all persons within the borders of South Africa as long as the limitation is justifiable in terms of the Constitution. It is therefore necessary to limit certain rights, e.g. the right to freedom of movement and residence to protect all persons. This amounts to a very careful balancing act in order to determine which rights should be limited for the greater good.