COVID-19 LOCKDOWN PERIOD – 26 MARCH TO 16 APRIL 2020

by Simone Soodyall
25th Mar 2020

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN PERIOD – 26 MARCH TO 16 APRIL 2020

TO ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS

Due to the directives made by our President on Monday, 23 March 2020, CNG Attorneys is committed to adhering to all sanctions taken by government. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our utmost priority.

Our offices will be closed from Thursday, 26 March 2020 for a period of 21 days. All our staff will be fully operational and will be working remotely from home during this period.

We have made arrangements with our service provider to ensure that the office landline phone is still operational.

Should you require us to assist you with any legal matter during this time, do not hesitate to contact one of our attorneys:

General office landline: 031 826 4000

Cara Chiocchetti: cara@cngattorneys.co.za; 084 627 5210
Shirona Naicker: shirona@cngattorneys.co.za; 072 822 3041
Candice Munien-Govender: candice@cngattorneys.co.za; 084 552 1808
Simone Soodyall: simone@cngattorneys.co.za; 078 605 4731

All clients with small to medium businesses are encouraged to make use of state funding if required. Please visit www.smmesa.gov.za for further information.

Kindly take note of the following directives:-

TRIALS

1. The number of trials will be limited to only cases that are regarded as emergency and essential to be heard as their further postponement may result in gross injustice to the affected parties.

CIVIL CASES

2. Cases that are not identified as emergency and essential services shall not be placed on the court roll for a period of three (3) months.
3. The requirements for prescription of claims and the calculation of court time periods will be suspended except in respect of cases which are deemed urgent and essential.
4. The Sheriff’s Board has directed that all Sheriff’s offices are to be closed during the Lockdown period. There will be a Sheriff on standby to attend to urgent services and warrants only.
5. A Judicial Officer who presides in any matter brought before court may exclude the application of the directions where the interest of justice so require.

SERVICES OF OFFICES OF THE MASTER

6. Letters authority shall only be issued in relation to urgent financial need e.g. burial,
applications for maintenance out of guardian’s funds, urgent appointment of curators.

REGISTRAR OF DEEDS

7. Staff at the Deeds Office are attempting to register all current lodgements (received by their offices yesterday or before) as quickly as possible. They are, however, as at this morning, not accepting any new lodgements and will only do so upon the expiry of the lockdown.

We wish you all health and prosperity as we manoeuvre this period together.

Yours faithfully,
CNG ATTORNEYS INC.

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