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  • Page 24: Litigation can be cost free and equitable considerations can replace the law by Justice  Brian Galgut, Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance
  • Page 26 Standing in for Counsel'S Fee: Fact or Fiction? By Albert Reinecke, Attorney
  • Page 29: Access To Justice: Case Management By Justice HCJ Flemming, Former Deputy Judge  President of the then Transvaal Provincial Division
  • Page 43: On Gowns, Silk and Other Colonial Relics by Bert Bester, Johannesburg Bar
  • Middle Temple and SA Conference, September 2010, Theme: Costs

  • Page 33: Reform of the costs regime - a South African perspective by Justice Malcolm Wallis, Judge of  The Supreme Court Of Appeal
  • Page 37: Reform of the costs regime. Paper by Lord Justice Jackson delivered at The Middle Temple  and SA Conference, September 2010
  • Slices of Bar life

    Introducing a new regular feature: The Bar is a demanding place, but many of our colleagues manage to do a great many things beyond the law. Here, Advocate commences a regular column devoted to the people of the Bar and their interesting lives.

    Legal Crossword


    August 2011, Vol 24, No 2. Our cover. Access to Justice Costs: Reform of the cost regime; Litigation can be cost free. Plus: Standing in for counsel's fee - fact or fiction? Case management; On gowns, silk and other colonial relics.


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