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Few things are as frustrating for an advocate as attorneys who don’t pay their fees.

The system in SA is that an attorney briefs an advocate on behalf of a client. The attorney bills the client, who is then supposed to pay the attorney. The attorney in turn settles with the advocate. But sometimes it happens that there’s a blockage in the chain of financial events. The advocate waits and waits — and, sometimes, it turns out, they wait in vain...

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