Africa’s largest law firm, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS), successfully overturned a R5.5m damages claim, after a woman, who was attempting to pay the firm for property, lost the payment to cyber criminals.

Pensioner Judith Mary Hawarden sued ENS and claimed the firm owed her a duty of care by not informing her about cybercrimes. However, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) disagreed and overturned a High Court ruling in her favour...

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