UKZN Alumnus Wins 2013 LexisNexis Prize
UKZN alumnus and founder of Bentley Attorneys, Mr Brett Bentley, is the 2013 LexisNexis Prize winner for the best published article by an attorney.
The article titled: “Separating the Baby and the Bathwater - Garnishee Orders”, was published in the March issue of De Rebus.
Interviewed by News Editor of De Rebus, Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele, Bentley was asked how he felt about his award: ‘It was a big surprise but a great honour to be awarded this prize in a magazine which is the official journal of the attorneys’ profession. I also thank LexisNexus for the kind sponsorship of the prize.’
Bentley said the article dealt with the emotive topic of Emolument Attachment Orders, commonly known as garnishee orders, which in some instances have been abused and resulting in a knee-jerk reaction call for their abolition.
Bentley says the calls were made without proper consideration of the alternatives open to judgment creditors. The article proposes a middle ground where Emolument Attachment orders are maintained but the laws amended to afford debtors greater protection.
The prize confirms Bentley Attorneys’ position as one of the leading experts in South Africa in the field of debt collections and credit law.
Bentley is also on the SA Law Society’s expert panel for the subject of Debt Collections and runs the SA Law Society's LEAD seminars, which update and educate attorneys in the area of debt collections.
- Extract from: http://www.bentleylaw.co.za/news-a-articles.html