Riskfin Legal Services

At Riskfin Legal Services we offer you professional legal advice and legal services at an affordable rate.

Contracts

Contracts are an integral part of our everyday lives. A contract is signed for just about everything.

Contracts are designed to protect both parties in the event of something going wrong. In the event of a breach of the contract, the party that has been done wrong will be able to examine the contract and establish what must be done in order for the wrongful act to be corrected. In the event that the wrongful party fails to correct the wrongful act as demanded the parties will be able to establish from the contract what further steps can be taken in order to protect their rights.

We are expertly equipped to assist in cases of vague and confusing agreements by utilisation of, inter alia, the Contra Preferentem principle. Contra Preferentem is the rule of construction in terms of which the contract shall be interpreted against or to the disadvantage of the party responsible for the drafting or preparation of the Agreement.

We can assist with the interpretation, drafting and scrutinising of contracts, from the most simple to the most intricate.

Wills

We all tend to neglect the importance of having a will.

Did you know that if you die without leaving a valid will your estate (assets, possessions and money) will be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act (Act 81 of 1987)? This means that your entire estate will be distributed amongst your closest relatives, even if you did not want them to inherit anything from you.

However if you have a valid will you will be able to determine how your estate is distributed. You may even decide to leave a family heirloom to your step daughter who would not have been able to inherit if you did not have a valid will.

In addition to the drafting of your will we are equipped to act as Executor. Ensure that you appoint a competent and thorough Executor.

It is never too early or too late. If you are still breathing, there is still time.

Litigation

Litigation is the process of taking a legal dispute to Court.

In South Africa our courts are structured in a hierarchy. There are many factors that determine which court you have to approach. At the very top is the Constitutional Court which deals solely with constitutional matters. Below the Constitutional Court is the Supreme Court of Appeal and as the name suggests only deals with appeals. The two aforementioned courts can only be approached subsequent to litigation in a court of first instance. Below the Supreme Court of Appeal is the High Courts and below them is the Magistrate’s Courts. There are also various other courts established by law, for example:

  • The Labour Court (dealing solely with labour matters);
  • Children’s Court;
  • Maintenance Court;
  • Small Claims Court (claims up to R15 000.00).

Our expert attorneys have right of appearance in all of the aforesaid courts. Ensure that you institute legal action in the correct court or face the consequences (costs)!

Legal Advice

Get professional advice provided by a Lawyer.

At Riskfin we have a team of legal professionals ready to assist you with your legal woes.