Marius Scheepers & Company Attorneys
PRACTICE DIRECTION 1
LABOUR APPEAL COURT
The Judge President
of the Labour Appeal Court issued the following practice direction on 27
practitioners are required to robe when appearing in the Labour Appeal
Court. In addition, the dress code for attorneys is that male
practitioners must wear a dark suit, a white shirt and a tie, and female
practitioners must wear a dark outfit. Blouses must be white.
2 The following
directions apply to heads of argument:
The first reference to a factual allegation must contain a page and
paragraph or line reference to the record or bundle of documents.
The first reference to a text book must specify the author, title,
edition and page number (in that order). Example: Smith Labour Law 2 ed at
The first reference to a reported case must contain the full name
of the case, the year, volume, commencement page, division of the court,
and page and margin reference to which specific reference is made.
Examples. National Union of Hotel Workers & others v Smith (Pty) Ltd
1990 (1) SA 127 (A) at 130D; Jones v Clark (Pty) Ltd & others (1990)
15 ILJ 1010 (LAC) at 1013D.