Dispute resolutions, especially those that require the assistance of the adversarial system, can be a complex affair at the best of times, none more so than urgent court applications. As the name suggests, urgent applications differ from their standard counterparts in that they do not have the perceived ‘luxury’ of time to proceed with a normal, often laborious adjudication process. This is particularly relevant to the South African judicial system, as the current court roles are so inundated that the probability of a speedily addressed court process is highly unlikely.
To complicate matters further, urgency can be seen as a matter of degree in that what an applicant may deem as an urgent matter, a court might not. This level of subjectivity can result in attorneys and applicants being left at the mercy of the courts and judges in front of them, as well as the overarching legal system with little to no control over the outcome. In South Africa, depending on the court, they may only appoint one to two judges a week for the purposes of hearing urgent applications.
Initial consultations are charged at R1500.00. Thereafter, should you wish for us to act on your behalf, a fee is discussed and agreed upon whereafter we can move forward with your matter. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible – as we are aware that these cases are often urgent.