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Attorneys Act, 1979

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To consolidate the laws relating to the admission and practice of attorneys, notaries and conveyancers; the Attorneys Fidelity Fund; and law societies established in respect of the profession of attorney, notary or conveyancer; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: February 2016


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Latest Developments:

 

The Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act No. 53 of 1979) has been amended by Government Gazette 39740, Notice No. 2, Rules for the Attorneys’ Profession, dated 26 February 2016.

 

The Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act No. 53 of 1979) has been amended by Commencement of the Attorneys Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 40 of 2014), Notice No. R. 24 of 2015, Government Gazette 38821, dated 27 May 2015.

 

The Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act No. 53 of 1979) has been amended by Attorneys Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No 40 of 2014), Notice No. 1014, Government Gazette 38316, dated 9 December 2014.

 

The Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act No. 53 of 1979) has been amended by section 25 of the Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2013 (Act No. 39 of 2014), Government Gazette 38315, Notice No. 1013, dated 9 December 2014.

 

The Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act No. 53 of 1979) has been added to the website and has been amended by the following:

Attorneys Amendment Act 76 of 1980

Attorneys Amendment Act 116 of 1981

Attorneys Amendment Act 60 of 1982

Attorneys Amendment Act 56 of 1983

Second Attorneys Amendment Act 103 of 1983

Attorneys Amendment Act 108 of 1984

Attorneys Amendment Act 80 of 1985

Attorneys Amendment Act 87 of 1989

Attorneys Amendment Act 13 of 1990

Attorneys Amendment Act 102 of 1991

Attorneys Amendment Act 115 of 1993

General Law Third Amendment Act 129 of 1993

General Law Sixth Amendment Act 204 of 1993

Admission of Legal Practitioners Amendment Act 33 of 1995

General Law Amendment Act 49 of 1996

Judicial Matters Amendment Act 104 of 1996

Qualification of Legal Practitioners Amendment Act 78 of 1997

Attorneys and Matters relating to Rules of Court Amendment Act 115 of 1998

Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act 122 of 1998