The Trial of Oscar Pistorius and the Talented Brenda Wardle

A Murder and Numerous Gun-Related Charges
The State vs Oscar Pistorius is the trial that was for the murder of Ms. Reeva Steenkamp along with numerous gun-related charges. This trial was opened on March 3, 2014. This took place in South Africa in the High Court in Pretoria. Judge Thorokzile Masipa had delivered a non guilty verdict. This verdict was for the murder. There was a guilty verdict of culpable homicide of Ms. Steenkamp. This also included reckless endangerment with a firearm. This occurred at a restaurant. Pistorius had gotten and received a prison sentence on October 21, 2014. This sentence included a five year maximum for the culpable homicide. The separate charge of reckless endangerment received a three-year suspended prison sentence. This was a concurrent sentence.

The Athlete with a Disability
Pistorius is well-known as one of the leading South African runners. He received much attention because he is an athlete with a disability. He competed at a very high level. This would include:
* the 2012 Summer Olympics
* multiple Paralympic Games

Thursday, February 14, 2013
It was early in the morning on Thursday, February 14, 2013 that Steenkamp had been shot and killed by Pistorius. This occurred right at his Pretorius home. Pistorius did admit that he did shoot Steenkamp. He claimed that he accidently mistook her as a an intruder. He had then been taken into police custody. It was at that time that he was charged at a Pretoria court for murder.

Tuesday, February 9, 2013
It was February 9, 2013 that the bail hearing commenced. This was under Chief Magistrate of Pretoria Desmond Nair. It was claimed that Pistorius had actually fired four shots. This was through a locked toilet door. It did hit Steenkamp three times. She was inside. It had been claimed by Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, that Pistorius placed his prosthetic legs on and walked across the rooms and shot Steenkamp intentionally. This was a four-day bail hearing that determined that Pistorius did not pose as a flight risk. There was a fixed bail set at 113,000 US dollars. He returned to training in June, 2013.

Brenda Wardle the Amazing legal Analyst
Ms. Wardle is an amazing legal analyst who covered this entire trial. She is indeed a talented legal analyst. She is world-renowned and she is also South African.

Three Law Degrees
Brenda Wardle has three total law degrees. These include:
* Intermediary Degree Qualification in Criminal Justice Administration
* Bachelor of Laws Degree
* Master of Laws Degree
The law and Wardle is a solid combination and this is one highly talented analyst. Experience is on her side.

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Frans Schoeman assists in issues of commercial and corporate law

There are several laws that affect how businesses interact with each other, its internal publics, and the government. These laws are broadly categorized as corporate and commercial law. It is important to differentiate which law governs particular aspects of the business.

The corporate law governs how directors, employees, shareholders, creditors together with other stakeholders in a firm such as the greater community, or customers interact with each other. Corporate law is part of the law of business associations. The law also covers associations such as partnerships; organizations limited by guarantee such us charitable organizations, and trust entities such as pension funds.

Commercial law

The commercial law deals with the relations, the rights, and the conduct of businesses and individuals that are engaged in commerce. Certain issues of sales, merchandising, and trade are considered part of the civil law rather than commercial law. Commercial law also governs such issues carriage by sea or land, bills of exchange, letters of credit, merchant shipping, titles as agent and principal, guarantee when it comes to life, marine and fire, accident insurance. This law is also used to regulate hiring practices, sales of consumer goods and manufacture of goods. The commercial law also regulates corporate contracts.

In the United States, The Congress polices the commercial law. It is in its power to regulate interstate commerce. There is also a Uniform Commercial Code that is a set of commercial laws adopted by over fifty states and territories in the US. Commercial law is applied when a company is interacting with third parties in terms of reseller agreements, terms and conditions and license agreements. The commercial law also handles disputes that involve the intellectual property rights and patents.

Frans Schoeman, Director at Phatsima Diamond law firm in South Africa has in-depth knowledge in various aspects of both the commercial law and corporate law. He has adequate knowledge, experience, and excellence in applying his knowledge in the local and international business fields. This has seen Phatsima Diamond work with several medium and big commercial entities both in South Africa and on the international scene. Frans Schoeman has won multi-million dollar lawsuits for his clients in various lawsuits. He can be of help to any firm that has legal issue with its publics such as shareholders and customers, business-to-business arbitration in terms of exchange of goods, trading, and infringement of intellectual property rights among others. He is also experienced in handling employment disputes and compensation issues between employers and employees.

Corporate law

Under the corporate law, all sizes of corporations are considered separate legal entities. The shareholders liability is either limited or unlimited. The shareholders are the owners of a corporation and run the company through the board of directors.

The board of directors delegates the daily running of the company to a team of executive staff. The shares of a public company are traded on a stock exchange. The two main parts of the corporate law are corporate governance that deals with power relation in a corporation and corporate finance that concerns itself with the rules set on the usage of capital.