Be Familiar with the Law

Be Aware of Court Law
You should be aware of some situations that could arise when called to give evidence.

Some points you need to know are:

  • What you need to do if you have to give evidence.
  • What does a witness do?
  • What if you don't want to be a witness?
  • What do you have to do to prepare for court?
  • What do you do when you arrive at court?
  • How will you know when to give evidence?
  • What if you know one of the jurors?
  • What happens in the witness box?
  • When do you have to give evidence?
  • Can the media report the evidence?
  • What happens after you give evidence?
  • What happens at sentencing?
  • What happens when the verdict is given?
  • Who is a victim?
  • Can victims influence the sentence?
  • The rights of the victims.

There are good information pamphlets that cover all these questions and if you require further details, this will be available on the web site in another section.

Get Neighborhood Support
Neighborhood Support is a community-based programme actively promoted by the Police. It encourages citizens to take standard precautions and co-operate with their neighbours in crime prevention. These include common-sense procedures, such as keeping properties secure, depositing large amounts or cash at a bank and not holding money at home, safely depositing and/or insuring Jewellery and other valuables, keeping an eye on neighbouring properties and reporting anything suspicious.

It is advisable to always lock windows and doors when you leave home, and let your neighbours know if you plan to be away for any length of time. It is also a good idea to install deadlocks and leave your home looking ‘lived in' when you go away. Most communities have Neighborhood Support groups and it is best to ask about these when moving into a new home.

What Lawyers Can Help You With
Some areas that lawyers deal with for your business include:

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and finance.
  • Commercial litigation.
  • Commercial property and leasing.
  • Company and commercial law.
  • Debt recovery.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • E-commerce
  • Employment law.
  • Estate and trust administration.
  • Insolvency - either corporate or personal.
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property.
  • Investment planning.
  • Joint venture.
  • Overseas investment 
  • Partnerships
  • Personal property.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Resource management.
  • Rural matters.
  • Securities
  • Trusts
  • Wills