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Litigation funding in South Africa

In South Africa third party litigation funders are increasingly playing an important role in assisting claimants in pursuing litigation both in respect of future legal expenses and costs already incurred.  And in particular for class actions, commercial litigation, consumer disputes, and medical negligence claims. In certifying a class action the court must be told how … Continue reading

Unrepresented parties carry the costs

A full bench of the High Court in Cape Town has handed down a punitive cost order against unrepresented applicants – an unusual move considering the more lenient approach our courts usually show unrepresented litigants. The Cassiems had instituted proceedings against the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) before various forums with “ostensible impunity”. In 2018 … Continue reading