LEGAL SERVICES

Adv. S. Nzuzo is an all-rounder but specializes in labour law representing both employers and employees in internal disciplinary hearings, arbitrations and Labour Court.

Legal Opinions

Adv S Nzuzo is an expert in making sound legal opinions where he  expresses legal conclusions about and/or legal analysis of a transaction or matter which is relied on by the addressee of the opinion.

The main purposes of a legal opinion are:

  • To inform the addressee of the legal effect of a transaction or matter.
  • To identify legal risks that the addressee should consider further and evaluate.

Drawing of pleadings and other legal documents

It is a matter of some regret to me that the importance of drawing proper and legally sound pleadings appears to have been forgotten. While getting a pleading wrong these days is unlikely to result in imprisonment and/or similar outcome, getting the pleadings right has many advantages.

Its important that one gets pleadings right and doing so in a way that puts the client’s case in the best possible light having regard to the circumstances.

In essence, I accept straight off the bat that there is no one “right” way to draft a statement of claim or defence, but it is usually possible to draft one in such a manner as will maximise its strength. However, in order to do that I put emphasis to two points.

  • Firstly, it is imperative to get as full instructions as one can before starting. It is, after all, much better to get it right the first time and not have to amend.
  • Secondly, using language with precision, arguing that precise and elegant drafting carries with it the air of authority and that can have a useful effect on the way in which an opponent and the Court views a case.

The importance of pleadings should not be overlooked and I do not do so. I subscribe to a view that a well-drawn pleading enable the parties to accurately identify the issues in dispute and evidence that will need to be called. I do not, however, overlook the fact that the drawing of a really good pleading in a complex case requires a mastery both of the relevant facts and the applicable law.

I am confident that my capabilities in understanding the principles upon which good pleading is based will benefit my clients and other legal practitioners.

Labour Dispute Resolutions

The South African system proves to be more legitimate, efficient, informal, affordable and accessible. It provides a full range of services and is more accountable and has enough resources when compared with other countries. But proper handling of labour disputes requires an avid reader and a practitioner knowledgeable of the applicable prescripts and procedures. Adv Nzuzo has what it takes to deal with labour dispute matters in all forums established in terms of the Labour Relations Act. He has vast experience in this area of law which he acquired whilst service various organs of state.

Litigation

Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two or more opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right. Litigation is typically settled by agreement between the parties, but may also be heard and decided by a judge in court. The need for both a good and great lawyer arises not only in the drawing of pleadings but also in further prosecuting the case of a client.

Good lawyers are thought of as "capable," and are expected to do a good job. Great lawyers own the client's problem, and engender a belief that they will do everything possible to help the client succeed. “Good lawyers accept feedback when clients offer it.

Adv Nzuzo is the master when it comes to litigation. Wanna start off with a show of force by bringing talented legal team and let the other side know they are in for a bigger fight than they ever dreamed. Adv Nzuzo is the right person for you. It may cost more but its cheapest way to go over the life of the matter one is confronted with. Get someone who will do it right from the start.