We offer an extensive range of business legal services required to deliver strategic legal support on various types of transactional work. Our ‘all-round’ experience in business enables us to look at issues from clients’ perspective. In this way, we are able to provide tailored and integrated legal services across a wide range of commercial law practice areas.
Our litigation services are focused on creating exceptional value and cost efficiency. We are adequately resourced and thus able to assist clients with complex litigation matters in areas such as contract law, gambling law, labour law, intellectual property law, mining law, administrative law, divorce, RAF, medical negligence, land claims, etc.
Our firm has developed a robust reputation in the South African gambling law arena. Various sources praise our firm’s awareness of developments in the gambling market and our thorough knowledge of the regulatory environment. In the main, our firm focuses on gambling licensing, regulation and litigation related to licensing and regulatory disputes.
Our team has considerable experience in advising and litigating on a wide range of employment issues, related to executive employment contracts, large and small scale restructuring, redundancies, take-overs, benefits and incentives, strikes, collective bargaining, international secondments, mergers and acquisitions.
ROAD ACCIDENT FUND MATTER
We assisted a Plaintiff (a husband of a deceased person who died in a car accident) in instituting civil action against the Road Accident Fund ("RAF”), a public entity compensating persons injured in road accidents of South Africa.
CHSM Inc Attorneys, acting on behalf of the Plaintiff, lodged a damages claim against the RAF for the loss of support and general damages, on behalf of the Plaintiff and his two children.The matter was settled at the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa, in Pretoria, with a settlement amount of R1 476 812.08 plus legal costs, including costs of a Counsel.
CHSM Inc Attorneys filed a Review Application on behalf of an Applicant (a police officer), to review and set aside an arbitration award by the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (“SSSBC”).
The arbitration award confirmed the South African Police Service’s decision to substitute suspension with a dismissal of the Applicant, without first affording the Applicant the right to be heard.In deciding the matter, the Labour Court held that the SSSBC`s arbitration award be reviewed and set aside and ordered that the Applicant be reinstated with immediate effect.
Our Client (a mining company) was a Respondent is a contractual dispute which was before the High Court, in Kimberley. The Court ordered the Applicant to pay damages to our Client amounting to R1 387 700.00 for unlawfully selling minerals (manganese)belonging to our Client, without our Client’s knowledge or acquiesce.
We further assisted our Client in issuing a liquidation application against our Client’s opponent (at the Kimberley High Court), following the opponent`s failure to satisfy the court order.The High Court ordered that, the Respondent be placed under the final liquidation, in the hands of the Master of the High Court of South Africa.