LEGAL SENSE MAKES BUSINESS SENSE
Every business owner and entrepreneur would agree that starting a business is in many ways similar to raising a child. People are always referring to the financial investment a business owner is required to put into a business to GET IT GOING, and more importantly to KEEP IT GOING.
What people almost always fail to recognise is the personal and emotional investment a business owner puts into a business. Whether you are starting a brand-new business, or growing your business, or whether you want to take your mature business to the next level, it requires courage, endless energy, tenacity and resilience when things go bad and humility when things are going well.
Raising a child requires different “skill sets, experience and talents” from parents as a child grows from infancy to adulthood. There is no textbook or “one-size-fits-all” silver bullet solution on how to raise happy, functional children to eventually become responsible adults who can make a positive contribution to the world. Each child is different, parents are different, circumstances are different and all you can be sure of is that everything always changes.
Businesses also have a lifecycle and growth stages, and each of these stages poses unique challenges and opportunities. A business is a dynamic organism, always evolving, always changing, the next curve ball just around the corner.
When I started Legal Sense in 2006, it was because I had identified a need for affordable legal services in the South African SMME environment. I wanted to make a difference, but I had no idea how Legal Sense would change my own life and evolve me as a business owner and entrepreneur. It remains a constant learning experience, challenging at the best of times, but it is also constantly affirming and strengthening the premise on which Legal Sense was built – and that is to make a difference in the lives of business owners and to support our country’s SMME sector.
At Legal Sense, we share our knowledge, experiences and skills with our clients, as we can identify and have empathy with the challenges faced by business owners. Let us accompany you on this journey we call entrepreneurship, each step of the way, no matter which lifecycle your business is in.
Because Legal Sense Makes Business Sense!
Sunette Brittz – Proud founder and owner of Legal Sense
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WHAT CAN LEGAL SENSE DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Legal Sense offers our clients an affordable, comprehensive, flexible and one-stop solution to address all their legal needs and specific requirements. All of the services listed below are packaged into a simple Service Level Agreement, and give you access to up to 20 hours of legal services, advice and assistance every month. These service hours could be extended if, and when, required by clients.
- Workplace Dispute Resolutions with Unions
- Compliance with the Labour Relations Act & Basic Conditions of Employment Act
- A basic guide on UIF and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries & Diseases Act
- Employment Contracts
- Written warnings, disciplinary hearings and CCMA or Bargaining Council matters
- HR Policies and Procedures
- Retrenchment Procedures
- Other labour related matters which affect the client
The drafting, perusing and revising of contracts, including, but not limited to:
- General legal advice in respect of the Consumer Protection Act and other relevant legislation influencing contracts and its enforceability
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Lease Agreements
- Service Level Agreements
- General Terms and Conditions
- Customer and Supplier Agreements
- Loan Agreements
- Acknowledgments of Debt
- Credit Applications and any other form of legally binding document
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Franchise agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
Legal Sense assists clients with the collection of outstanding monies from debtors for e.g. services rendered and products provided during the course of their business. A 10% collection fee is levied ONLY on amounts that Legal Sense recovers successfully on the client’s behalf (these include payment plans). The client will be guided regarding what documents are needed to commence the debt collection process, for example, a copy of the unpaid invoice, accepted quotation etc. Legal Sense will further advise the client as to what terms and conditions should be in place in order to protect his/her business against future bad debts.
Services covered under Debt Collection:
- Acknowledgments of Debt
- Payment plans
- Letters of demand and final letters of demand.
- Blacklisting on TransUnion (this is only applicable if the amount to be collected is undisputed or the dispute raised debtor is not regarded as a valid legal dispute)
- Company searches
- Director searches
- CIPC services
- ID verifications
- Consumer profiles
- Consumer traces
- Deeds office searches