TECHNOLOGY & JUDGMENT
Updated: Feb 8
With the assistance of technology, it was possible for a client in Phalaborwa and a client, with its head office in Midrand, to instruct the firm, Polson Law, to draft and issue an urgent application in the High Court of Polokwane, to be heard on the same day and judgment was granted.
We travelled from Pretoria to Polokwane at 11 ‘o clock on Wednesday (4th of February 2021), obtained the court order at 4 ‘o clock and returned to Pretoria by 7 ‘o clock. We arranged for service of the court order simply by making use of technology. The total time spent commenced at 11 ‘o clock on Wednesday, with completion of the entire job done by 7 ‘o clock on Wednesday. Within a short 8 hours, and through technology we managed to resolve a time sensitive issue and judgment was granted.
Had this instruction been received 20 years ago, it could not have been done within a few hours as referred to above. This would have been a long and much slower process, whereas now, through the advancement of technology, we have the advantage of quick turnarounds.
Technology correctly applied, therefore benefit of both the firm and the client, saving time money and expense.
By JOHN RODERICK GRAEME POLSON Attorney
Qualifications: BA LLB (Stell), LLM (Rau), H Dip Tax (Wits)
Mr Graeme Polson, has been practising for the last forty six years. He has been appointed, the curator of a collective investment scheme. He is often requested to act, as Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa. He has been involved in numerous litigious matters, most notably the attempted takeover of Standard Bank by Nedbank, as well as matters in the Supreme Court of Appeal relating to tax law and ordinary commercial and company law matters. His most recent practice consists and focuses on, mining and mineral law, particularly the conflict between property law and that of the mineral rights holder, as well as the protection of property rights, by application of the Constitution of South Africa. He is an experienced lecturer on contract and international law, particularly letters of credit and international payment systems.
Author: Graeme Polson (Attorney) – February 2021
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