Board of Control
Constitution The Fund vests in a Board of Control, constituted in terms of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 (the Act).
The Board of Control is vested with legislative authority to function at levels that are operational, for example the consideration of claims against the Fund. Management’s role was previously delineated in resolutions and delegations of the Board of Control. This situation has been largely altered by legislative amendments passed in 2014. The effect of these amendments (as contained in the Judicial Amendment Act and the Attorneys Amendment Act) was to fundamentally redefine the constitution of the Board of Control, enabling management of the Fund to consider claims received.
The Legal Practice Act reinforces the changes brought about by the amendments to the legislation.