Para-Legal Services

  • Access to our in-house Legal Counsellors who will attempt to resolve your legal issues without you going to court.
  • Branches countrywide.
  • 24/7, 365 access via our LegalLine.
  • Web and e-mail based legal assistance during office hours.
  • Extended para-legal services. LegalWise will also assist you with the following even if we do not pay the legal fees:
    • Debt services (settlement negotiations, rescission of administration orders and judgments).
    • Family Services (uncontested divorces, child maintenance matters, ante nuptial contracts).
    • Other civil services (mediation or referrals to Alternative Dispute Resolution forums such as the CCMA, preparation and referral to Small Claims Court).

Insurance Benefits

  • Up to R275 000 for legal fees per case.
  • You, your spouse or life partner and children under 18 are covered.
  • Cover for civil, criminal and labour related cases
  • Access to the LegalWise Network of over 300 legal firms to represent you.
  • Fees paid at the LegalWise tariff rates, giving you more legal power.
  • Option to select a lawyer who is not on the LegalWise Network. 

Benefits are subject to a 3 month waiting period and exclusions. The main exclusions are listed below:

  • Business activities.
  • Matrimonial matters (e.g. marriage, divorce, maintenance disputes, custody disputes, etc.).
  • Defamation claim by you.
  • Matters involving you as a member, public officer, trustee, executor, curator or spokesperson.
  • Collective or class actions.
  • A dispute with a claim value less than R5 000.00.
  • An act aimed at promoting or frustrating economic, political, social or environmental change.
  • Matters with an option to pay a fine without a conviction.
  • Matters that arose before you joined LegalWise or during your 3 month waiting period