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Whipping the Cat named Africa’s best small legal practice

On 8 September, Whipping the Cat (www.whippingthecat.com) was named the continent’s best small law practice at the African Legal Awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The awards recognise exceptional achievement within the African legal community in the last year....

Women in Law

Finding new ways for women 2016 The conversation continues. There are numerous matters to deal with and develop, amongst them: whether law serves the purposes it sets out to achieve and whether the processes are effective; whether the adversarial system of law is...

Franchising Law

In an era of global business expansion, franchising has seen a significant increase on the back of business convenience, the likelihood for success with a franchise, and the ease in training and financing the business. However, with an increase in franchising comes a...

Africa Special Report

Beginning our Africa Special Report this month, Lawyer Monthly takes a look at the economic and legal issues that abound in South Africa. To this end we speak to Graeme Wilson, the founder and CEO of Whipping the Cat (www.whippingthecat.com), a South Africa-based...

Encouraging women to find new ways to lead in law

Convened by the UCT Law @ work Professional Development Project and the Centre for Integrative Law, the recent summit entitled, ‘Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law’, evidenced that the old traditional way of practicing law is undergoing an exciting...

Working for you

The many complexities that come with running a business often necessitate logistical support. We highlight companies that provide transport, legal and financial resources and services for entrepreneurs. Read more

On the right side of labour law

All employees have basic rights in the workplace and it’s the employer’s responsibility to toe the legal line. AS SMEs GROW, one area they tend to neglect is employees’ rights. Graeme Wilson, founder of innovative SME-focused legal firm, Whipping the Cat, says there...

Entrepreneurs wil fokus op kliënte

En staat moet asseblief sy kant bring… Dis entrepreneurs wat die voetwerk doen vir ware werkskepping. Francois Williams het ’n paar entrepreneurs en sakelui met wie Die Burger die afgelope jaar of wat onderhoude gevoer het, uitgevra oor die lesse wat hulle in...

Why SMES don’t use lawyers

RATHER HAVE A FENCE AT THE TOP OF THE HILL THAN AN AMBULANCE AT THE BOTTOM: WHY SMES DON’T USE LAWYERS (AND WHY THEY SHOULD) Small and medium-sized businesses typically encounter similar commercial law dilemmas. Graeme Wilson, founder and CEO of boutique commercial...