Monthly Legal Pulse: Latest Case Law Insights April

Date: Apr 30, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Dwight Snyman

The Monthly Legal Pulse offers informational webinars where we delve into and provide current insights and analyses on events, profession-specific developments, regulations, case law, and statutory perspectives in the broader South African legal landscape. 


Join us for our Complimentary Webinar in the Monthly Legal Pulse series, where we shine a light on the latest case law and its implications in the South African legal landscape.

In this engaging session, Adv. Dwight Snyman will distill the month of April's pivotal legal developments, offering up-to-date insights and analyses on significant case law, statutory changes, and regulatory updates affecting the profession.

Our Monthly Legal Pulse webinars are designed to equip legal professionals, students, and anyone interested in law with a concise summary of the most relevant and impactful legal changes. Each month, Adv. Snyman meticulously researches and simplifies these developments, presenting them in an easily digestible format.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed on the latest legal trends and how they might impact your practice or studies, all from the comfort of your home or office.

Learning Objectives

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following:

  • Timely and relevant updates: One of the key objectives of the Monthly Legal Pulse is to keep participants current and informed about the latest changes in South African law. By offering a monthly webinar series, the platform ensures that legal professionals stay up-to-date with the rapidly evolving legal landscape, providing them with relevant information that is crucial to their practice.
  • In-depth analysis and understanding: The Monthly Legal Pulse aims to provide participants with a thorough analysis and understanding of the most significant legal developments, news, statutes, and case law in the South African context. The primary objective is to delve deep into complex legal issues, ensuring participants gain a comprehensive grasp of the subject matter.
  • Practical application of legal knowledge: Our Monthly Legal Pulse sessions go beyond theoretical discussions. They aim to equip participants with practical tools and insights to apply legal knowledge in real-world scenarios. The objective is to bridge the gap between theory and practice, empowering legal professionals to navigate challenges effectively.  
  • Community building and networking: By providing a platform for discussions, collaborations, and networking opportunities, the webinar series aims to connect like-minded professionals and legal enthusiasts. This objective enhances the overall learning experience by encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.
  •  Strategic advantage: The Monthly Legal Pulse is designed to offer a strategic advantage to its participants. By providing advanced insights and analysis, the webinar series empowers legal professionals to stay ahead of the curve. This objective ensures that participants are well-prepared to face challenges, make informed decisions, and strategically position themselves in the competitive legal landscape.


The Monthly Legal Pulse webinars cover diverse topics that assist participants to stay abreast of the latest legal developments, refine their skills, and enhance their practice management abilities. Here are examples of the topics that are covered:

  • Case law review: Updates on recent landmark court decisions across various legal domains, discussing their implications for legal practice and precedents set for future cases.
  • Legislative updates: Updates on recent amendments to statutes and regulations relevant to legal professionals, including changes in procedural rules, evidence law, and court practice directives.
  • Professional ethics and conduct: Discussions on ethical dilemmas faced by legal practitioners, recent disciplinary cases, and updates to the rules of professional conduct governing lawyers, advocates, and paralegals.
  • Practice management tips: Insights and strategies for managing a legal practice efficiently, including client management, billing practices, and leveraging technology for improved productivity.
  • Legal research techniques and resources: Discussions regarding advanced tips and tools for conducting legal research effectively, including updates on databases, case law repositories, and online legal resources.
  • Litigation strategy: Updates on recent trends in trial practice that will discuss strategies for successful litigation, including case preparation, evidence collection, and courtroom advocacy techniques.
  • Alternative dispute resolution trends: Exploration of recent developments in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including updates on relevant legislation and case law.

About the Presenter

Adv. Dwight Snyman

Adv. Dwight Snyman is an admitted member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Council as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Adv. Snyman completed articles of clerkship, and attorney’s competency exams under the auspices of the Wits Law Clinic. He completed his Advocacy pupillage under the tutelage of the esteemed Adv. Louis Du Bruyn.

Adv. Snyman has had opportunity and success in litigation, in the High and Magistrates’ Courts of the republic, the CCMA, Disciplinary Hearings and assorted other venues and forums, and has become possessed of practical litigation experience beyond what would normally be expected from a practitioner of his age and seniority. He is the holder of a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Cape Town, and postgraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand, for which he was accorded the honour of being on the Dean’s list for his academic performance.

Who Should Attend?

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Practising attorneys. 
  • Candidate attorneys. 
  • Paralegals. 
  • Law students. 
  • Pupil advocates. 
  • Junior legal practitioners. 


  • Free to attend.

For those of you who are unable to attend the live webinar, the recording will be made available to you shortly after the event. 

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Additional Material

By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • A summarised slide presentation. 
  • Reference documents and/ or course material where available. 
  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to the presenter after the webinar.

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