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Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course

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Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course


About this Course

This course provides a practical approach to the key areas of the law, including Mercantile Law, Contract Law, Insolvency Law, Administrative Law, and Dispute Resolution Law.

The course will cover topics such as companies law, insolvency law, dispute resolution, and administrative law. Additionally, it will cover more specific topics, such as the different types of contracts, the content of a contract, the interpretation of a contract, breach of a contract, remedies for a breach, winding up, liquidation, and distribution accounts.

The course will also go into detail on the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, the common law grounds for challenging an administrative action, litigation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation, and the pros and cons of litigation versus arbitration.


Course Delivery, Duration, and Effort

This 3-month course is delivered through the SA Legal Academy online learning campus. The course is divided into 6 modules. In this way you can maintain a work-life balance whilst studying and improving your professional skills. The required effort is 4 to 8 hours per week.


Learning Objectives

  • A Practical Approach to Mercantile Law
  • A Practical Approach to Contract Law
  • A Practical Approach to Insolvency Law
  • A Practical Approach to Corporate Law
  • A Practical Approach to Administrative Law
  • A Practical Approach to Dispute Resolution Law

Who Should Attend?

  • Attorneys
  • Advocates
  • Legal advisors
  • Law clerks
  • Pupils
  • Law students
  • Anyone interested in law

About the Instructor

Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing.


Admission Requirements

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


Curriculum

Overview:

  • Module 1: A Practical Approach to Mercantile Law
  • Module 2: A Practical Approach to Contract Law
  • Module 3: A Practical Approach to Insolvency Law
  • Module 4: A Practical Approach to Corporate Law
  • Module 5: A Practical Approach to Administrative Law
  • Module 6: A Practical Approach to Dispute Resolution Law

Module 1: A Practical Approach to Mercantile Law

Content:

  • What is mercantile Law
  • Companies law
  • Insolvency law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Administrative law

Module 2: A Practical Approach to Contract Law

Content:

  • What is a contract
  • Concluding a contract
  • Content of a contract
  • Interpretation of a contract
  • Rectification
  • Breach of a contract
  • Damages as a result of a breach
  • Remedies for a breach
  • How to draft an effective contract

Module 3: A Practical Approach to Insolvency Law

Content:

  • What is insolvency
  • The Insolvency Act & The Companies Act
  • Sequestration
  • Liquidation
  • Business rescue
  • Acts of Insolvency
  • Locus standi to bring an application
  • What is a debt
  • Benefit to creditors
  • The application processes
  • Creditor’s meetings
  • Insolvency inquiries
  • Winding up
  • Liquidation and Distribution Accounts
  • The Role of the Master of the High Court

Module 4: A Practical Approach to Corporate Law

Content:

  • What is a contract
  • Concluding a contract
  • Content of a contract
  • Interpretation of a contract
  • Rectification
  • Breach of a contract
  • Damages as a result of a breach
  • Remedies for a breach
  • How to draft an effective contract

Module 5: A Practical Approach to Administrative Law

Content:

  • What is an administrative action
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA)
  • The grounds in PAJA for challenging an administrative action
  • The common law grounds for challenging an administrative action
  • Bringing a review application
  • The provisions of Rule 53 of the High Court
  • Obtaining and interrogation the record of an administrative action
  •  Preparing and supplementing papers in a review application
  • Other applicable legislation

Module 6: A Practical Approach to Dispute Resolution Law

Content:

  • Litigation
  • The difference between actions and applications
  • The rules pertaining to actions
  • The rules pertaining to applications
  • Trials
  • Affidavits
  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Arbitration Rules
  • The arbitration processes
  • Arbitrators and Arbitration Bodies
  • The Arbitration Act and the International Arbitration Act 
  • Mediation and conciliation
  • The pros and cons of litigation versus arbitration

About SA Legal Academy

Welcome to SA Legal Academy (SALA), a provider of courses to help you succeed in your chosen career. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality training and support, to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to date and ready to face the challenges of the modern workplace. Our courses are designed to ensure that you reach your professional goals and enhance your career prospects. With our experienced training staff and comprehensive resources, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of training from SA Legal Academy.

SALA is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor, with 125% procurement recognition. Training spend on certain solutions can be allocated against the Skills Development element of the B-BBEE Scorecard through accredited and nonaccredited training or claimed through SETA grants. In addition, 15% of your Skills Expenditure can be claimed on non-accredited training or courses. In addition, 15% of your Skills Expenditure can now be allocated to non-accredited training or courses.


Course Fees

The course fee is R 2 600.00 and consists of:

  • Study material - Online course material
  • Online Facilitator support

Payment Methods

Debit / Credit Card or Instant EFT

You can pay directly on our website for an easy, secure, and instant transaction. During promotional periods, customers can take advantage of additional savings. This is the fastest and most efficient option, saving both time and money.

EFT / Bank Deposit

You can make a payment directly into our bank account using your Online Banking App, Online Banking services, or by visiting your local bank branch.

Your Company / Employer

It may be beneficial for your company to invest in training for its staff members. As there are financial and tax advantages for doing so, please speak with your employer or Training / HR manager about the possibility of paying for this training.

Third Party

If you have someone who is willing to pay for your studies, such as a parent or relative, they can either log in and pay on our website or they can pay via any of the payment options above on your behalf.


Payment Options

Option 1: Once off payment

  • R 2 600.00

Contact Us For More Information

Call: +27 (0)12 941 0448

Email: [email protected]

What's Included:

Drafting winning pleadings for court actions

Overview: Pleadings define the issues between litigants in court actions and determine what the court must decide. They establish the boundaries of what each litigant must prove and   accordingly what evidence he or she may or may not le ad.  Any pleading that is not properly drafted can cause a litigant to lose an otherwise winnable case. As such, legal representatives who can draft pleadings correctly are in high demand. Learning to draft effective pleadings will thus give any legal representative a competitive edge in the legal marketplace and the power to attract clients.    Learning Objectives: The purpose of pleading Analysing Court Rules that apply to pleadings Consulting with clients Strategically planning how to plead a case The impact of pleading on the onus Drafting a particulars of claim Drafting a plea Drafting a replication Drafting other types of pleadings Amending pleadings The relationship between pleadings and evidence The relationship between pleadings and objections General writing tips for pleadings The following persons will benefit from this webinar: Law students Article clerks Litigation attorneys Legal advisors Anyone interested in litigation About the Presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international arbitration and film producing. Price R450.00


2 Hours | R450.00
Verlaine de Wit

Drafting winning affidavits for court applications

Overview: It is an essential skill for any lawyers to be able to draft precise and complete affidavits for Court proceedings on behalf of a client.  Well-drafted affidavits increase the likelihood of success in Court. This webinar teaches the invaluable skill of how to draft complete and persuasive affidavits for court applications in depth. Attending this webinar will give any legal representative a competitive edge in the legal marketplace, the power to attract clients and career development opportunities. Join Advocate Verlaine de Wit where he will comprehensively teaches this highly desirable skill and is a must for legal representatives working (or who intend to work) in litigation who want to develop their careers and grow their practices.  Learning Objectives:   This webinar will teach the following in-depth:  The purpose of an affidavit Understanding pleading and placing evidence in an affidavit  What may be included in an affidavit The validity requirements for an affidavit Analysing Court Rules that apply to affidavits Consulting with clients Planning for drafting an affidavit Drafting a founding affidavit Drafting an answering affidavit Drafting a replying affidavit Drafting other types of affidavits The long-term impact of an affidavit General writing tips for affidavits About the Presenter: Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international arbitration and film producing. Who it is for: The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: Law students Article clerks Litigation attorneys Legal advisors Advocates Anyone interested in litigation Additional material: By attending this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. You can ask questions during the webinar, and you will also have access to the presenters after the webinar. Copy of Legislation affidavits documents Copy of Court Rules Documents Copy of Case law on affidavits Documents


2 Hours | R450.00
Verlaine de Wit

Practical approach to Mercantile Law

Overview: This webinar will serve as an introduction to the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course that covers the most important fields of mercantile law: corporate law, contractual law, insolvency law, dispute resolution and administrative law. This webinar is also an introduction to mercantile law. Mercantile law comprises the fields of the law that regulate business activities. Having a good understanding of mercantile law is essential to any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice. Join Adv Verlaine De Wit  where he will unpack this field of the law for you. Learning objectives: By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of what comprises mercantile law and the most important principles of its component fields.  Content: The webinar will cover the following: What is mercantile law Companies law Insolvency law Dispute resolution Administrative law About the presenter:  Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing. Who this is for? Attorneys Advocates Legal Advisors Law Clerks Pupils Law Students Anyone Interested in Law Price: R 500.00  For more information about the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course, please click here. Additional material:  By purchasing this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available.  


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

a Practical approach to Contract Law

Overview This webinar covers contract law. Contract law regulates agreements concluded between persons. Thoroughly understanding this area of the law is essential for any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice.  Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of what a contract is, when one is concluded, when one is breached and what to do in case of a breach Content The webinar will cover the following: What is a contract Concluding a contract Content of a contract Interpretation of a contract Rectification Breach of a contract Damages as a result of a breach Remedies for a breach How to draft an effective contract About the Presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing. Who this is for? Attorneys Advocates Legal advisors Law clerks Pupils Law students Anyone interested in law Price R 500.00 per person This webinar is part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. To find out more about the short course, please click here. Additional material By attending this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available.  


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

Practical approach to Insolvency Law

Overview This webinar covers insolvency law. Insolvency law deals with the processes applicable to persons who are unable to pay their debts and creates mechanisms for their creditors to regain at least some of the debt owed to them. Thoroughly un derstanding this area of the law is essential for any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice. This webinar is also part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. Join Adv Verlaine De Wit where he will unpack this field of the law for you.   Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of the processes relating to the sequestration of individuals and the liquidation of companies. Content The webinar will cover the following What is insolvency The Insolvency Act & The Companies Act Sequestration Liquidation Business rescue Acts of Insolvency Locus standi to bring an application What is a debt Benefit to creditors The application process Creditor’s meetings Insolvency inquiries Winding up Liquidation and Distribution Accounts The Role of the Master of the High Court About the Presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing. Who this is for? Attorneys Advocates Legal advisors Law clerks Pupils Law students Anyone interested in law Price R 500.00 per person  This webinar is part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. To find out more about the short course, please click here. Additional material By purchasing this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available.  


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

Practical approach to Corporate Law

Overview This webinar covers corporate law. Corporate law regulates companies and similar juristic entities. Thoroughly understanding of this area of the law is essential for any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice.  Join Adv verlaine de Wit  where he will unpack this field of the law for you.   Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of how a company is formed, operated, held liable and liquidated. You will also gain knowledge of the rights and duties of shareholders and directors.   Content The webinar will cover the following: Forming companies Structuring companies The memorandum of incorporation Shareholding and the rights of shareholders Governance and directors Operating a company and liability of a company Liquidation and business rescue About the Presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing. Who this is for? Attorneys Advocates Legal advisors Law clerks Pupils Law students Anyone interested in law Price R 500.00 per person This webinar is part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. To find out more about the short course, please click here.  Additional material By attending this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available.


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

Practical Approach to Administrative Law

Overview This webinar covers administrative law. Administrative law regulates decisions made by Government officials that effect persons. Often such decisions are made regarding commercial matters, such as tenders. Thoroughly understanding this ar ea of the law is essential for any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice. This webinar is also part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. Join Adv. Verlaine de Wit  where he will unpack this field of the law for you. Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of what administrative law is and how to challenge a decision made by a Government official. Content The webinar will cover the following:  What is an administrative action The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) The grounds in PAJA for challenging an administrative action The common law grounds for challenging an administrative action Bringing a review application The provisions of Rule 53 of the High Court Obtaining and interrogation the record of an administrative action  Preparing and supplementing papers in a review application Other applicable legislation About the Presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing. Who this is for? Attorneys Advocates Legal advisors Law clerks Pupils Law students Anyone interested in law Price R 500.00 per person This webinar is part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. To find out more about the short course, please click here. Additional material By attending this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available.


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

a Practical approach to Dispute Resolution Law

Overview Dispute resolution provides for mechanisms whereby persons can resolve legal disputes. Thoroughly understanding this area of the law is essential for any lawyer who wants to establish a commercially-focused practice. Join Adv Verlaine De Wit  where he will unpack this field of the law for you. Learning objectives By the end of this webinar, you will have a firm grasp of the different types of dispute resolution processes   Content The webinar will cover the following:  Litigation The difference between actions and applications The rules pertaining to actions The rules pertaining to applications Trials Affidavits Arbitration Arbitration agreements Arbitration Rules The arbitration process Arbitrators and Arbitration Bodies The Arbitration Act and the International Arbitration Act  Mediation and conciliation The pros and cons of litigation versus arbitration About the presenter Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international commercial arbitration and film producing.  Who this for? Attorneys Advocates Legal advisors Law clerks Pupils Law students Anyone interested in law Price  R 500.00 per person This webinar is part of the Litigation & Commercial Law Short Course. To find out more about the short course, please click here. Additional material By purchasing this webinar you will be provided with: A summarised slide presentation. Reference documents and/or course material where available. Steps to Register for the Webinar Already have a profile with us? Login and register for the webinar. Don’t have a profile with us? Create a free profile then login and register for the webinar. Click here to create a free profile (There is no charge to create a profile and gain access to our free monthly webinars).


2 Hours | R500.00
Verlaine de Wit

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