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January 22, 2012

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January 22, 2012

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Medical Law - Rapid Increase of Medical Lawsuits in Gauteng

June 7, 2012

According to a News24 report, dated 4 June 2012, the Gauteng Health Department ('the Department') has paid R11.6 million to... Read more

Engineering News - The Future of the Engineering Sector Seems Bleak

June 25, 2012

Engineering News recently reported that only 105 000 out of 496 000 of last year’s matriculants are able to pursue... Read more

Construction Law - Labour unrest in construction – who bears the risk?

February 5, 2013

The Medupi power station project will no doubt see claims for an extension of time for completion and claims for... Read more

Medical Law - Risks associated with practising Obstetrics

June 8, 2012

Doctors are reluctant to specialise in Obstetrics due to the constant threat of being sued and the exorbitant cost of... Read more

Medical News - The effect of the Consumer Protection Act on Medical Professionals

June 15, 2012

According to a Business LIVE report dated 01 May 2012, a 2011 study by the Professional Provident Society (PPS) shows... Read more

Construction - Medupi Unit 6 Pressure Test to Start

March 29, 2012

EngineeringNews reports that Hitachi Power Africa has confirmed that the hydrostatic pressure test of the Medupi power station's Unit 6 boiler... Read more

Construction - The Current State of the Industry

April 2, 2012

The Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit of business consultancy BMI estimates that investment in construction and building in South Africa... Read more

Construction - New Dam Construction in the Eastern Cape

June 8, 2012

EngineeringNews reports that the construction of the R200-million Ludeke dam, which formed part of the first phase of Umgeni Water’s... Read more

Company Law - Winding-up of a Close Corporation - The New Companies Act

August 8, 2012

LAWS REGULATING WINDING-UP PROCEEDINGS The winding-up of a Close Corporation (“CC”) is regulated by sections 66 to 81 of the Close... Read more

Engineering Law

Engineering law includes product and design failures.  The assessment of the root cause of failures is, in most cases, a critical aspect of our work. Our specific expertise allow us to assist clients with innovative and often unique solutions to these challenges.  We also work closely with highly skilled local and international technical experts.

The impact of the new Consumer Protection Act is now also part of the legal considerations to be taken into account in matters of this nature. 

Some of our recent engineering law exposure includes: 

  • The successful resolution of a claim concerning the collapse of a tubular space-frame structure in the Saldanha harbour on behalf of a major International (German) manufacturer and its insurer (claim value of R 210 million);
  • The successful resolution of a claim against a fire engineering consultant and its insurer concerning the total destruction of a building (claim value of R 170 million);
  • Acting for a chemical manufacturer and supplier and its insurer in defence of a claim related to the alleged failure of a six hectare concrete warehouse floor (claim value of R 17 million);
  • Acting for a chemical manufacturer and supplier in defence of a claim concerning alleged product deficiencies incorporated into catalyst products used in the motoring industry (claim value of R 18 million); and
  • The successful resolution of a claim against a major International Authorised Inspection and Certification Agent concerning the alleged failure of pressure vessel equipment used by a global brewery in Morocco, Benin and Burkina Faso (claim value of R 12 million).
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