Civil Law refers to claims related to damage to a person or the person’s property where such claims are based on a contract or a delict and where such claims are distinguished from criminal law (where the State institutes proceedings against a person).
Commercial Law means the body of law that applies to the rights, relations and conduct of persons and business engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales.
Labour Law applies to matters such as employment, remuneration, conditions of work, trade unions and industrial relations where disputes are often heard in the CCMA or Labour Court.
Family Law is the branch of law that deals with matters relating to the family, such as divorce matters, care and contact of a child as well as maintenance.
Mediation is part of alternative dispute resolution and is considered a time and cost-effective means where parties in a dispute can appoint a qualified neutral third party to act as mediator to facilitate an agreed settlement.
Child Law refers to how children in South Africa are cared for and protected and also deals with parental responsibilities and rights of children, such as where a child primarily resides, how often the other parent has contact with the child and how other adults may exercise responsibilities and rights toward a child.
Unlawful Arrest claims are civil claims where a police officer unlawfully exceeds his/her authority or when a person's freedom of movement is unjustifiably restricted by an officer of the law.
Contested Divorce means dissolving a marriage where the spouses disagree about aspects of their dissolution such as their children, property, pension funds, debt and maintenance.
Uncontested Divorce means dissolving a marriage where the spouses agree that their marriage must dissolve and also agree to the terms of such dissolution such as how their property must be divided, the whereabouts of their children, how their debt must be divided and maintenance.
Child Maintenance is a parental responsibility and right under the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 and refers to how a child’s parents must financially contribute toward the child’s living expenses.
Municipal Law relates to disputes with a municipality over tariffs or rates or other obligations the municipality must fulfil or refers to a situation where you have a dispute with another citizen where the municipality must have resolved a dispute but were unable to do so.
Neighbour disputes refer to civil disputes between persons residing adjacent to or close to each other and where one neighbour feels the other is unlawfully infringing on his/her rights.