Professor Frederick Noel Zaal

 
Email  zaalf@ukzn.ac.za
Professor Frederick Noel Zaal  

Biography:

Professor Frederick Noel Zaal interest is child care and protection law and In particularly interested in the role of courts in protecting children.
Appointment Designation:

Honorary Research Fellows

Academic Qualifications: 
BA LLB Natal University, LLM University of Durban Westville, LLM Columbia University, Ph.D. Wits University.

Professional Qualifications: 
Advocate of the High Court.

Research Interests:
Child Care and Protection Law

Recent Publications:

  • ‘A First Finding of Unconstitutionality in the Children’s Act 38 of 2005: C and others v Gauteng Department of Health and Social Welfare and others‘ 2012, 75 THRHR 168-176.
  • Articulating common law and statutory parental responsibilities: Wheeler v Wheeler and other cases‘ (Co-written with Meda Couzens, Lecturer in Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 2012, TSAR 188-194).
  • ‘Protecting Parties from Ambush: Some Recommendations on Discovery in Children’s Court Litigation’.  2011, 128 SALJ 632-641.  Co-Written with Rani Pillay, Lecturer in Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal (first author).
  • ‘Intrusive Care and Protection Assessments: When Should Children Have a Right to Say No?’ 2011, 27 South African Journal on Human Rights 381-397. Co-written with Carmel Matthias (first author).
  • ‘Intermediaries for Child Witnesses: Old Problems, New Solutions and Judicial Differences in South Africa’  Article co-written with Carmel Matthias (first author). In 19 (2011) The International Journal on Children’s Rights 251-269.

Recent Papers Delivered:

  • ‘Interdisciplinary Education for Child Law Specialists: the Case for, and a Proposed Model’. Co-presented with Prof Carmel R Matthias at the Commonwealth Legal Education Association Conference, Durban, 13 April 2013.
  • ‘The Need for a Helping Hand: Divorce and Disadvantaged Litigants in the Lower Courts’. Co-presented with Eben Van der Merwe at the Commonwealth Legal Education Association Conference, Durban, 14 April 2013.