May 4, 2016

Pyramid schemes: Easy to fall for, and even early birds lose the worm

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” (wise old adage) Pyramid schemes are in the news again. They are easy to fall […]
November 14, 2016

Are you David trying to sue Goliath? Consider litigation funding

Justice should be accessible to us all, but regrettably litigation, particularly in the higher courts, can be an expensive process and thus out of reach unless […]
January 9, 2017

I repay my debts, what can I do?

If you are over-indebted, in other words, unable to repay all you credit agreements. Your biggest concern might be not getting dragged off to court or […]
February 15, 2017

Creditors: When can you use a liquidation application to collect debt?

“Creditors have better memories than debtors” (Benjamin Franklin) When you are struggling to recover your money from a recalcitrant debtor company, applying for its liquidation can […]
August 21, 2019

Can your bank take your money without permission?

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it” (Bob Hope) A recent High Court decision […]
September 30, 2019

Proving your claim in a liquidation or sequestration: When you should, and when you shouldn’t

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy” (Publilius Syrus, Roman writer) You are owed money by a debtor, whose “insolvent estate” is […]
September 30, 2019

Accidentally paid the wrong person? Lessons from a R862k banking app error

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out […]
February 17, 2020

Can You Sue a Bad Investment Advisor? It depends…

If you want to send shivers down the spine of any investor, mention “Steinhoff”, or “Sharemax”, or any one of the many other spectacular corporate collapses […]