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.

The Common Law Spouse – Does he (or she) exist?

Many people who live together, have decided that they do not need to formalise their relationship with marriage. There, may, however, be troubles ahead and the “I don’t need a piece of paper or a ring” could cost couples dearly … Continue reading

Protected Disclosure of information

TSHISHONGA v MINISTER OF JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & ANOTHER JR898/2004– case note. This is the judgment on a point in limine raised where the Labour Court had to decide whether or not it was bound by the findings of … Continue reading

Independent Contractors

Section 213 (f) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 defines an employee as: “(a) any person, excluding an independent contractor who works for another person or for the state and who receives, or is entitled to receive and … Continue reading

Alcohol in the workplace

Alcohol in the workplace. The basis for any contract of employment is that the employee will render a service to the employer in return for (usually) payment of a sum of money. Linked to this is the understanding that the … Continue reading