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Lexis® Practical Guidance
Lexis® Practical Guidance is the first of its kind in South Africa and allows you to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape with easy-to-use practical aids that are conveniently accessible from a single platform.
With over 30 practice areas Lexis Practical Guidance has intuitive search features, regular content updates and quick links to deeper research tools. Lexis Practical Guidance helps improve efficiency, reduce outsourcing costs and manage legal risk so that you can focus on what you do best.
Building Blocks For A Breadth Of Practice Areas
Detailed content and clear instruction that assists legal professionals in civil procedure matters including application processes, precedents of the notice of motion, and affidavit drafting tips to effectively prepare for and conduct trials, and confidently deal with the outcomes of a trial.
Covering the need-to-know information and step-by-step guidance to successfully resolve disputes and effectively participate in ADR proceedings. Each type of ADR is clearly explained and compared, with discussions of the applicable rules under the main arbitrary bodies in South Africa.
Focusing on the practicalities of forming a trust, preparing a will and implementing an estate plan from start to finish. Lexis® Practical Guidance Trusts, Wills and Estates covers the formation, types and general principles of a trust, the creation of wills and the principles that govern them, as well as processes involved in the administration, liquidation, distribution and tax-calculations of an estate.
Covering all legal aspects relating to creations of the intellect, from understanding key terms to identifying the different forms of intellectual property and how these can be protected and enforced. The scope of this practice area ranges from traditional types of intellectual property such as, trade marks, copyright, patents and designs to more unique types such as plant breeders' rights and domain names.
Offering comprehensive guidance on how to protect data and information technology assets via contracts and use policies. Covering the most commonly encountered types of contracts, the requirements of these contracts as well as offering user-friendly and customisable precedents that comply with the relevant laws that govern the processing of data and personal information.
This practice area comprises five detailed modules that address: Business and Trade, Mergers, Acquisitions and Startups, Investment and Wealth Management, Employment, and Administration and Compliance. With access to helpful resources, updated legislation and step-by-step guidance on the tax levied across a broad range of transactions, users can remain compliant and practitioners can advise with accuracy and confidence.
An online, practical tool that provides up-to-date information and practical guidance on VAT-related matters. Offering assistance on vital aspects such as the registering for VAT, submission of VAT documents, avoidance of penalties and VAT rulings, this product is the perfect addition to our well-received Lexis® Practical Guidance Income Tax practice area
An online reference tool that focuses on the legislation, processes and procedures that regulate the health and safety of employees and other persons undertaking work on mines. It also includes numerous helpful resources such as checklists, downloadable and customisable forms and precedents and is the ideal solution for legal advisors, directors and mine officials to ensure compliance at all times.
Offering step-by-step guidance and clear directives on immigration processes, practices and law, covering the issues, obligations and offences relating to immigration, visa applications, working, retiring and studying in South Africa, citizenship, permanent residency and even refugee status in South Africa.
An essential online reference tool for registered migration agents, embassy officials and immigration lawyers who deal with Australian immigration matters. Covering a broad range of topics including immigration processes, issues relating to visas, working, studying and doing business in Australia and immigrating with family to Australia.
This practice area's essential resources and practical advice assists safety and compliance officers, legal advisors and directors in staying up-to-date with the ever-changing legal environment and remaining compliant with workplace health and safety guidelines. Content is written and regularly updated by a team of practicing professionals, ensuring users are referencing to up-to-date and pertinent information at all times.
Covering various industries within the financial services market in South Africa – from insurance, medical schemes and pension funds to banks and capital markets. The content is authored and updated by expert practitioners and offers convenient online access to checklists, forms and precedents, as well as guidance notes around pertinent legislation and regulations that must be observed by all stakeholders in the financial services market.
A convenient online solution that helps guide users through the complex legal landscape of corporate lending in South Africa. The content is compiled and updated by our team of experts and the contributing professionals from Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc., providing access to all the need-to-know information and helpful resources needed to deal with the complex legal issues that surround banking and finance matters.
Covering topics from the recruitment process and start of an employment relationship to the disciplining and dismissal of employees, the health and safety in the work place and even managing a strike situation, this practice area provides all the need-to-know information, guidance and resources to deal with labour related matters in South Africa.
An online reference guide, precedent bank and comprehensive toolkit for anyone working in the South African public labour market. With specific focus on the public sector, this practice area covers the many aspects of labour related issues that apply to employees in national, provincial and local government.
A vast and multifaceted practice area that assists owners and management in making informed decisions to keep business practices current and remain legally compliant. Covering topics such as company and corporate law, business registration, contracts, intellectual property, insolvency and employment law, as well as all sources of South African business law, including the Company Act, Close Corporation Act and the Competition Act.
This practice area offers valuable resources, such as Getting the Deal Through Guides, and covers both prohibited practices and merger regulations. It assists users in determining if their conduct falls foul of the Competition Act, provides practical tips on how to avoid non-compliance as well as how to approach and deal with the Competition Commission authorities if needed.
This practice area focuses on the practical issues relating to the Companies Act, including: monitoring risk and compliance, financial reporting and auditing, JSE listings, King III reports, and environmental concerns. Important legal considerations such as disclosure of information, whistle-blowing and money laundering are also covered. Corporate professionals are guided on how to comply with their statutory obligations and ensure their decisions are in line with best practice.
Covers all areas of South African Procurement Law including common law, case law, Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1991, Local government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000 and Regulations. You will have direct access to official forms, examples of templates, checklists and flowcharts which detail relevant processes that are involved in the procurement industry.
International Arbitration offers access to a vast precedent bank which includes agreements, specific clauses as well as contracts. Downloadable, customisable and always up-to-date, these resources not only save you time but also ensure compliance with the best legal practices. Numerous checklists are supplied, helping streamline processes and prevent vital steps from being missed.
Maritime Law discusses all aspects of shipping law in detail and provides practical examples and clear explanations with references to recent case law. This practice area covers a wide range of maritime law including: public and private international law, maritime conventions and rules, admiralty jurisdiction and practice, marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea, security arrests, judicial sales and applications to the Registrar.
Environmental Law provides clarity and relevant resources surrounding the laws that regulate the impact of human activities on the environment. This practice area discusses the latest South African environmental legislation and general obligations, precedent setting case law, as well as international conventions and protocols.
In-House Adviser offers convenience, online access to guidance on legal risk management, the processes involved in the creation and management of production legal teams, how to conduct business in in global jurisdictions and how to effectively deal with crises. Content is prepared by topic experts and experienced global leaders, whose wealth of expertise offers valuable counsel, affording legal advisers the confidents to conduct business in UK, USA, Brazil, Canada, China and in many other key global jurisdictions.
Offers advice to both consumers and suppliers. Comprehensively covers the right of consumers and obligations of suppliers with reference examples. Legal issues that have arisen in practice are highlighted and solutions suggested. Where applicable these suggestions include updated precedents of agreements, clauses and documents that can be used by suppliers.
Provides online access to polices, charters and manuals that will help you review, update and create an open and transparent corporate compliance culture within your organisation. Compliance is now made ever easier with our checklists, customisable precedents and other helpful resources. It covers all regulations and provides all the relevant forms required throughout each process.
Provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on the application processes, requirements and procedures as set out in the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936. Users have convenient access to legal precedents, checklists and other resources that cover each process, effectively assisting insolvency practitioners and insolvents with liquidation of companies, sequestration and business rescue matters.
Such transactions can be complex, involving various parties and pieces of legislation. This practice area offers clear guidance and comprehensive coverage on all requirements, including those of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, Competition Act 89 of 1998, JSE listings and takeover regulations. Detailed precedents of various agreements as well as templates of required notices, minutes and resolutions are also included to further simplify such matters.
Real Estate helps you navigate the entire process from the sales of an immovable property and drafting a sale agreement, through the conveyancing process. Topics covered include buying and selling property, the conveyancing involved, bond registration, estate agents, valuers and property rates. It also has a designated lease and eviction section designed to assist with related aspects such as drafting lease agreements and office practical advice on property issues, including how to evice a residential lease.
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