About Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.

SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGE AND INHERITANCE

On 30 November 2006 South Africa became the fifth nation to allow gay or lesbian couples to marry by promulgating the Civil Unions Act, 17 of 2006, which now entitles same-sex couples to conclude civil marriages or unions in South … Continue reading

SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD – A LEGAL PROSPECT

Throughout human history people who have been unable to conceive a child themselves have often relied on other women to bear a child for them to raise. This practice is called surrogacy and was first allowed as a legal practice … Continue reading

What happens to your facebook account on your passing

It is the normal course of events to record your wishes in a Will in respect of how your assets should be dealt with upon your death, but what about one’s “digital assets”? By this I mean your social media … Continue reading

CHILDREN – THE RIGHTS OF CONTACT OF GRANDPARENTS

In our modern world filled with married, unmarried, separated and/or divorced parents much has been said about the relationship between parents and children, and the exercise of parental rights and responsibilities that may stem from such a relationship. What is … Continue reading