16 November 2016 - Practitioners have previously been advised of a proposed business model by Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Limited (Proxi Smart) to render certain conveyancing-related services which are presently performed by conveyancers – who are regulated by the statutory, provincial law societies.
Declaring that the steps in the transfer process identified by Proxi Smart do not contravene the Attorneys Act, the Legal Practice Act, the Deeds Registries Act of the Regulations made under the Deeds Registries Act and that it does also not constitute the performance of conveyancing work reserved to attorneys or conveyancers.
The LSSA is opposing the matter and, by agreement, must submit an answering affidavit by 28 February 2017.
|Proxi Smart Services PTY LTD v the Law Society of South Africa, the Chief Registrar of Deeds, Roger Dixon, Minister of Justice & Constitutional Development, Attorneys Fidelity Fund Notice of Motion||Notice of Motion dated 19 September 2016
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|LSSA responding answering affidavit will be available on 28 February 2017.|