Captain's Log

THE FOODCORP JUDGMENT UNPACKED

Welcome to 2011.  All of us here at Dawsons wish our clients, colleagues and service providers a fulfilling year. This is the first of the Dawsons e-mail newsletter / newsflash for the year, and through this medium we intend to keep clients fully informed of developments and matters of interests ...

2010 YEAR IN REVIEW

INTRODUCTION For the firm the 2010 year was no less active than previous years, but of course the year was dominated by the 2010 World Cup which, although positive for the country as a whole, certainly had an effect on productivity during that magic month. 1. MARITIME LITIGATION Particularly in ...

GETTING A DECISION!

Matters have arisen recently and historically in the fishing industry where parties have struggled in vain to obtain a decision from the Minister or the responsible Department.  We are often asked by frustrated clients what can be done in situations like these. Fortunately, our law does cater specifically for situation ...

The Oceana Section 21 Challenge

The latest in this saga is that the State filed an answering affidavit on the 13th September 2010. The first point of interest is that the affidavit is not deposed to by the Minister herself, but rather by the Acting Director of Legal Services at DAFF.  It may be that ...

The Foodcorp Section 21 Challenge

As if the Oceana Section 21 challenge was not enough to get one’s mind around, on the 3rd September 2010 Foodcorp launched its own challenge against the Section 21 policy. Although similar issues are dealt with in their challenge, the focus of the challenge is different.  Foodcorp wish paragraph 6.2 ...
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