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Consumer Protection Act: Impacts on Franchising

The Consumer Protection Act regulates franchising. Will it stimulate franchising? Will the consumer benefit? The Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) comes into full force on 1 April 2011.  While the regulations that underpin the CPA have not been finalised as yet … Continue reading

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What makes a good in-house counsel?

Legal & Commercial Solutions has a strategic alliance with LBC Wise Counsel, a UK based management consulting and skills development firm. Together we assist law firms and in-house departments to function better, to focus on value creation, delivery and client relationship … Continue reading

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Will South Africa follow the global trend and outsource legal services?

In the face of increasing legal fees, reducing in-house counsel budgets, constraints on headcount and faced with onerous compliance obligations, where will the general counsel turn to ensure effective service to the business? As with most industries, outsourcing is playing its … Continue reading