Legal Terms

A litigation attorney represent you in the process of taking legal action in civil lawsuits. Managing investigation, pleadings, trial, settlement, and appeal processes.

Consumer Protection Law is the set of rules that are created to protect consumers from unfair trade and credit practices of business.

Media law regulates the broadcasting, advertising, entertainment, information technology, telecommunications, and online service sectors.

Family law refers to all law relating to the family including divorce, rights of the child, parenting plans, and permanent life partner agreements.

A family lawyer also represents clients who need antenuptial and postnuptial agreements. They Represent clients in a divorce and facilitate the divorce procedure, child care, and maintenance as well as the division of matrimonial property. They draft wills and death directives. A family lawyer is also empowered to legally protect a client from domestic violence.

Administrative law governs the powers and duties of public administrative authorities, so that their conduct do not unfairly affect citizens and organisations.

Environmental Law covers pollution, the use of natural resources, mineral extraction, deforestation, and animal conservation as well as protecting the natural environment of a country.

Using existing laws to address issues people face relating to gender identity discrimination and the legal process of transitioning.

All children must have their best interests taken care of in every matter concerning a child. Children have a right to:

  • A name and nationality from birth.
  • Family, parental, or alternative care.
  • Basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care, and social services.
  • Protection from maltreatment, neglect, abuse, or degradation.
  • Protection from exploitative labour practices.
  • Not perform work that is deemed inappropriate for their age or would place the child’s educational, physical, mental health, moral or social development, or spiritual well-being at risk.
  • Not be detained and if detained must be treated appropriately.
  • Legal representation by the state.
  • Not be used in armed conflict and protected in such an event.

If you do not leave a will the law decides how your estate is passed on. To protect your family and loved ones, drafting a will can ease the stressful event of your passing and alleviate the hard decisions that your family would otherwise have to make.

The Non-Profit Sector has specific regulatory and formal requirements both in terms of legislation and  of how donations and grants are awarded.

We offer a range of legal services specific to the non-profit sector. Our services range from drafting founding documents to advice on compliance with the various regulatory bodies. We also offer tailor made legal assistance on the specific needs within the sector.

Human rights are held by every human being, they may be restricted but never taken away unless it infringes on another person’s more fundamental right. People have the right to:

  • Equality
  • Dignity.
  • Life and protection from capital punishment.
  • Freedom and security, protection from violence and control over ones bodily and psychological integrity.
  • No one may be subject to slavery.
  • Privacy.
  • Freedom of religion, belief and opinion.
  • Freedom of expression.
  • Assemble and peacefully protest.
  • Freedom of association.
  • Citizenship.
  • Freedom of movement.
  • Freedom of trade and profession.
  • Workers’ right to fair labour practices, unionization, participation in collective bargaining and strike action.
  • Right to an environment that is not harmful to one’s well-being or health, protection of the environment for future generations.
  • Right to Property.
  • Housing.
  • Health care, food, water and social security.
  • Children’s best interests.
  • Basic education in one’s official language.
  • Use their language and participate in their cultural life.
  • Cultural, religious and linguistic communities may joins their respective associations.
  • Access to information held by the state or needed for the protection of their rights.
  • Just administrative action.
  • Access to courts.
  • Arrested persons are innocent until proven guilty and may remain silent.

Education law covers all facets of educational systems and institutions.

Mental health law is aimed toward providing appropriate mental health care to the people of South Africa, it addresses the rights of people suffering from mental illness and the responsibility of the state to provide care to such people.

All people in South Africa have the right to march, demonstrate or present petitions as protected by the Constitution.

We advise and assist in the lawful coordination of protests and gatherings.

Corporate law is the body of law governing the entitlements, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organizations and businesses. The term refers to the legal practice of law relating to corporations.

We offer a range of legal services specific to the Non-Governmental Sector. Our services range from drafting founding documents to advice on compliance with the various regulatory bodies. We also tailor made legal assistance on the specific needs within the sector.

Kropman Attorneys Legal Terms