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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

KLBC Activities Report for March and April 2019

2 March 2019
5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition – 8 & 9-Ball Doubles 
Organised by the Sports Committee, this competition was held at 5ive Star Pool & Bar, SS15 Subang Jaya. 10 pairs of pool playing lawyers participated, with many new faces. A mixed-doubles pair even turned up with a group of supporters. The competition was a very friendly one and played in good spirit. The results were as follows:

Champions: Peter-Douglas Ling & Brian Law

Runners-Up: Mah Zhun Kit & Isaac Chee Tung Shern

Semi Finalists: Sean Yeow Huang-Meng & Jason Tan Jia Xin
                    Eugene Teo & Lum Man Chan


11 March 2019
Seminar on A Sea Change in Malaysian Competition Law and Anti-Trust 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Anand Raj, Haniza Abdul Ghani and Jess Ngo Hui Zhong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, attracting 64 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, ‘Essential principles of competition law’; ‘Malaysian case studies’; ‘Far reaching implications of merger control on commercial law practice and corporate transactions and deals’; ‘Gun jumping. Financial and non-financial remedies, corrections and penalties’; ‘Leniency and whistleblowing’ and ‘Criminal provisions and penalties to watch out for’.



12 March 2019
Seminar on Construction Law: Pure Economic Loss
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Teng Kam Wah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar, attended by 21 participants, and discussed the current state of the law in the context of construction claims.


14 March 2019
Seminar on Islamic Banking
Organised by Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Syed Adam Alhabshi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 64 participants and covered, amongst others, ‘The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Finance’; ‘Basic Prohibitions in Islam related to Islamic Finance’; and ‘Ethics in Islamic Financial Services’.


19 March 2019
Seminar on Get “On Board”
Co-organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee and the 30% Club Malaysia, this seminar was held in conjunction with International Women’s Day at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Presented by P. Raj Kumar, TP @ Tian Pouw, Marzida Mohd Noor, Aliza Ashari and Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, the speakers focused on three topics; ‘Be Empowered’; ‘Uncover Capabilities’; and ‘Discover & Learn Tips’. This seminar was attended by 28 participants.


25 March 2019
Visit of Lawyers from Pro Bono Lawyers Council of Bangladesh
Three Executive Members of the Pro Bono Lawyers Council of Bangladesh paid a courtesy visit to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee at its premises on 25 March 2019 at 5:00 pm. The delegation shared with the Committee their concerns about the Rohingya issue in Bangladesh and the Chairperson of the KL Legal Aid Centre who was present, spoke about the work of the Legal Aid Centre.


26 March 2019
Seminar on Further Issues and Development to Companies Act 2016
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 81 participants.


3 April 2019
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the April’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 3 April 2019. The session was attended by 90 pupils and was led by Alvin Oh. The purpose of the Pupils Introduction Session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It also included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period. The other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.

In addition to this there was also a session for the pupils on “Diversity & Inclusion” which was conducted by Goh Siu Lin, the former KL Bar Chair.


4 April 2019
Seminar on Legal Translation
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lisa Khalilah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants and covered, amongst others, ‘The development of Malay Language in Malaysia’; and ‘Basic translation technique with focus on legal text’.


8 April 2019
Meeting with the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Courts and the Administration of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex
The Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee (“CPCLC”), represented by the Co-Chairpersons, Harleen Kaur (Leena) and Nizam Bashir, met up with the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Courts and Administration of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on 8 April 2019 at 2:30 pm at Bilik Anggerik, Level 6, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the Kuala Lumpur Courts that were brought to the attention of the CPCLC by members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.


11 April 2019
Feedback Counter
The Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee together with the Pupils Committee organised a Feedback Counter at the Cafeteria, Level B1, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on 11 April 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 69 feedback forms were received at this session.


19 April 2019
Seminar on An Introduction to Industrial Court Procedures
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 82 participants and covered, amongst others, ‘Industrial Relations Act 1967’; ‘Industrial Court Rules 1967’; ‘Industrial Relations Regulations 1967’; ‘The Industrial Court’; ‘Industrial Court Proceedings’; ‘Preparing and Presenting’; ‘Costs and Awards’; ‘The nature of Awards’; ‘The limits imposed by sec. 30(6) Industrial Relations Act 1967’; ‘Effect of an Award’; ‘Avenues to challenge an Award of the Industrial Court’; ‘Judicial review’; ‘Application under sec. 33A’; ‘Stay of Award’; and ‘Non-compliance of an Award and Penalty’.


25 April 2019
Seminar on Exclusion Clause: End Game
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Vince Chong Khin Young and Ong Yu Jian at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 103 participants and covered, amongst others, ‘Will Clause 12 be missed?’; ‘The Legal Ramifications’; ‘How will this affect your clients’; ‘Eroding of the right to “Freedom of Contract”’; and ‘Moving forward – Drafting exclusion clauses’.


Friday, 17 May 2019

5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition

5ive Star Pool & Bar, SS15 Subang Jaya, Saturday, 2 March 2019 – 20 Pool amateurs from the legal profession showed up in pairs to vie for the trophy of the 5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition. The rules were definitely made interesting for the annual event. The team that scored the break was to make the choice for the tournament to be played in accordance with either the rules of 8-Ball or the rules of 9-Ball. The format was based on double-elimination; the players had to lose two rounds before getting knocked out. A handicap system and alternate breaks were included to even out the competition.


The traditional view is that 8-Ball is a game of tactics which requires more precise moves. In this type of game, the player has to nominate which pocket he or she intends to pot each ball into. On the other hand, a 9-Ball game is fast-paced and is apt for strategic players where “lucky pots” are counted instead. That means that no nomination of any pocket is required prior to potting a ball. The popular opinion on tournament day appeared to lean towards the 9-ball format which seemed more fun and perhaps a little easier than 8-ball and so, 9-ball it was!


There were many fresh faces on and off the pool table - one mixed doubles pair even turned up at the scene with a group of supporters! The participants were served IKEA hotdogs and curry puffs to keep their energy and strength up for the long afternoon. Some junior lawyers also benefited from tips and friendly advice from their more experienced and seasoned opponents. The competition was a friendly one and was played in good spirits.


The competition got keener as it progressed through the rounds. The partners of each team had to ensure effective communication with each other whilst striving for and sustaining a steady mind. There were indeed outstanding skills that were displayed and there were many thrilling “YouTube shots” that drew roars of applause from the players and supporters alike.


After a thoroughly exciting time, the winners of the competition were declared.

The prize winners of the 5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition were:

Champions: Peter-Douglas Ling & Brian Law

Runners-Up: Mah Zhun Kit & Isaac Chee Tung Shern

Semi Finalists: Sean Yeow Huang-Meng & Jason Tan Jia Xin
Eugene Teo & Lum Man Chan


This report was contributed by Peter-Douglas Ling
Edited by Christabelle Yap

Friday, 15 March 2019

KLBC Activities Report for February 2019

15 February 2019
Reference Proceedings
A Reference Proceedings was held for nine departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar on Friday, 15 February 2019 at 9:30 am. Presided by Y.A. Datuk Hajah Azizah binti Haji Nawawi, the Reference Proceedings was in honour and memory of Teoh Eng Keat, Khu Kim Guat, Dato’ Hj. Sabarudin bin Hj. Othman, Dato’ Abdullah bin Mohd Yusof, Michael Lim Hee Kiang, Ho Hon Mun, Patrick Michael Dass and Tina Cheah Yee Teen. Click here to view the photos.


15 February 2019
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the February’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 15 February 2019. The session, attended by 103 pupils, was led by Alvin Oh. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period. The other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.


15 February 2019
Appreciation Dinner
An Appreciation Dinner was held on 15 February 2018 at PAVILION @ Royal Lake Club, Kuala Lumpur for all members and non-members of the Bar who have selflessly sacrificed their time for the Kuala Lumpur Bar. These volunteers have contributed by giving lectures, conducting or moderating seminars/workshops, representing the KLBC at hearings of Admissions to the Bar, sitting in sub-committees and rendering any other form of assistance to the KLBC.

16 February 2019
Seminar on How to Stand Out and Maximise Potentials: 6 Qualities Law Firms look for in a Lawyer
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Lee Tatt Boon at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants.


21 February 2019
27th Annual General Meeting
The 27th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar was held at the Auditorium at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang. 508 members attended the said AGM. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2019/20 elected at the AGM were: Chairman - Harleen Kaur (Leena); Committee members - Sharmila Ravindran, Foong Cheng Leong, S. Saravana Kumar, Alvin Oh Seong Yew, New Sin Yew, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Vivekananda Sukumaran, Vivian Kuan Hui Xian, Rajsurian Pillai and Louis Liaw Vern Xien. Shashi Devan Thalmalingam was elected as the KL Bar Representative on the Bar Council. It was also confirmed at the AGM that the subscription for the year 2019 was to remain at RM125.00 per member.



23 February 2019
18th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games 
The 18th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games was held on 23 February 2019 at Kompleks Sukan Persada Plus, Petaling Jaya and Hoops Arena, Level 4 Summit USJ Shopping Mall with the Selangor Bar playing hosts. Selangor Bar beat the Kuala Lumpur Bar 5-3 winning at golf, badminton, men’s futsal, ladies futsal and soccer to become the overall champion lifting the Lall Singh Muker Challenge Trophy. Kuala Lumpur Bar won netball, volleyball and basketball. The post-games dinner and prize-giving ceremony was held in the same evening at the Sunway Lagoon Club, Subang Jaya. Click here to view the photos.


27 and 28 February 2019
Two-Day Practical Workshop on Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was presented by Lee Peck Ha, R. Yogeswari, Dennis Teoh, Susan Joseph, Chong Wai Kuan, Nahzatul Ain, Sarah Kambali, Daphne Lew Chah Yee and Donny Kwa Soo Chuan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 66 participants and covered, amongst others, “Options to Purchase”; “Crafting the Final SPA”; “Conditions, Precedents and Subsequent”; “Private Caveats”; “Conflict of Interest”; “AMLATFAPUA”; “Clients Management”; “Clients’ Interest”; “Risk Management (Chaos, Claims & Billing)”; “Land Acquisition”; “RPGT (Act 169)”; “Completion Delays”; and “Conveyancing Process A-Z”.


KLBC Activities Report for January 2019

7 January 2019
Corporate Workshop for Pupils
The Pupils Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 7 January 2019 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Overview: Negotiation, Due Diligence and Drafting Process"; "Commercial Considerations"; "Practical Pointers including Common Mistakes when Drafting"; "Salient Clauses including Consideration, Conditions Precedent, Completion, etc"; "Covenants and Warranties by both Vendors and Purchasers"; "Boiler Plate Clauses"; and "Remedies for Breach of Contract". 82 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Sheba Gumis.


13 January 2019
5th KL Bar Run
The 5th KL Bar Run was successfully held on Sunday, 13 January 2019 at the Lake Gardens. A record breaking of 175 teams with 700 runners participated in the said Run. To commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the Run, a Children’s Run was introduced for children of members of the Bar, aged 7-16 and it attracted nine runners.

As in the previous year, the KL Bar Run collaborated with Care2Run which sent four teams to participate in the Run. Care2Run is a sports mentoring programme for youths aged 8-18 years with special focus on children with higher learning needs who come from different social economic backgrounds

The Run was flagged off at 7:00 am by the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar, Goh Siu Lin.

The results were as follows:

Fastest Team
Champion - Speedy Gonzales
1st runner-up - The Younglings
2nd runner-up - CLO Mean Machine
3rd runner-up - CCA Nike
4th runner-up - Chowz

Fastest Male Runner
Champion - Barry Boey Chee Wai
1st runner-up - Neo Chi Chyn
2nd runner-up - Yau Yee Ming
3rd runner-up - Mohammad Adzfar bin Mohammad Alami
4th runner-up - Lee Guan Tong

Fastest Female Runner 
Champion - Eunice Ong Huey Shen
1st Runner-up - Khor Hsu Ann
2nd Runner-up - Ng Ai Li
3rd runner-up - Lim Yam Poh
4th runner-up - Janet Chai Pei Ying

Fanciest Dressed
Champion - Team CCA A Team
1st Runner-up - Team JustRunLa19
2nd Runner-up - Whole of CCA
3rd runner-up - Whole of CLO
4th runner-up - Team ZRP Kancil Turbo

Best Team Name
Law and Odor



17 January 2019
Seminar on The Insolvency Act 1967| Revamping the Bankruptcy Act 1967
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Trevor Jason Mark Padasian at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 33 participants and covered, amongst others, “Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Insolvency Act 1967"; "Government’s Objectives"; "Subordinate Legislation – Insolvency Rules 2017 and Insolvency (Voluntary Arrangement) 2017"; "Minimum Threshold Increase (RM30,000 to RM50,000)"; "Single Order Bankruptcy"; "Voluntary Arrangement"; "Substituted Service"; "Social Guarantors and Other Guarantors"; "Prohibited Objections to Discharge of Bankrupt"; "Automatic Discharge of Bankrupt"; and "Effective Dates of the Amendments".


18 January 2019
Official handing over of reading materials to Sungai Buloh Prison
The Criminal Law Practice Committee (“CLPC”) organised a Campaign from 15 May to 15 November 2018 to collect reading materials for the inmates in the Sungai Buloh Prison. The Campaign brought in over 1,000 books and magazines. A simple ceremony to officially hand over the books and magazines was held at the Sungai Buloh Prison on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 11:00 am. The KLBC was represented by the KLBC Chairman Goh Siu Lin, Honorary Secretary Jacky Loi Yap Loong, CLPC Chairperson Shashi Devan Thalmalingam and KL Bar Representation on the Bar Council Khaizan Sharizad Ab Razak.



23 January 2019
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the January’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 23 January 2019 in two sessions, morning and afternoon. The morning session was attended by 91 pupils and the afternoon session, pupils. Both sessions were led by Alvin Oh. The purpose of the Pupils Introduction Session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period. The other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.

Also included in the Pupils Introduction Session was a session on “Diversity & Inclusion” which experimental module was launched in the December 2017 Pupils Introduction Session. The morning session was conducted by Pang Kee Teck and Goh Siu Lin. The afternoon session was conducted by Thilaga and Goh Siu Lin.

















24 January 2019
Seminar on Wills, LA, Probate and SEDA
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Nahzatul Ain, Sarah Kambali, Daphne Lew Chah Yee and Selva Balan Sinnan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 98 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Basic Concept and Fundamental of Writing a Will"; "Determining the Mode of Application"; "Processes for obtaining Probate or Letters of Administration of An Estate of a Person, and Small Estate"; and "Its Relevance with Conveyancing Practice".



28 January 2019
Seminar on Suing the Revenue: Essential Tax Law Principles for Malaysian Lawyers 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Anand Raj, Abhilaash Subramaniam and Sharon Lau Foong Yee at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 39 participants and covered, amongst others, “Legal Process to Sue and Challenge the Revenue”; “Tax Law and Corporate Transactions”; “Tax Avoidance Schemes – Case Law”; “Legal Professional Privilege and Tax Law”; “Malaysian Case Studies”; and “The Far Reaching Implications of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001”.



30 January 2019
Seminar on Does Malaysia need a standalone Sexual Harassment legislation?
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this seminar was presented by David Morais, Fahri Azzat and Chang Mei Yen and moderated by Meera Samanther at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 26 participants.



31 January 2019
Seminar on An Introduction to Industrial Court Procedures
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 72 participants and covered, amongst others, "Industrial Relations Act 1967"; "Industrial Court Rules 1967"; "Industrial Relations Regulations 1967"; "The Industrial Court"; "Industrial Court Proceedings"; "Preparing and Presenting"; "Costs and Awards"; "The nature of Awards"; "The limits imposed by sec. 30(6) IRA"; "Effect of an Award"; "Avenues to challenge an Award of the Industrial Court"; "Judicial review"; "Application under sec. 33A"; "Stay of Award"; and "Non-compliance of an Award and Penalty".


Monday, 7 January 2019

KLBC Activities Report for October 2018

2 October 2018
Seminar on Legal Due Diligence: The Necessary Evil of Merger and Acquisition Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Addy Herg at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 94 participants and covered, amongst others, "Purpose of Legal Due Diligence"; "Understanding the objectives"; "The various aspects of legal due diligence investigations"; "Connecting the dots"; "Legal analysis and legal opinion"; "The applicable law and legal documents"; "Risk management and documentation"; "Accomplishing the objective"; and "Updates and improvement".


4 October 2018
Seminar on Understanding the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Report 
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Amidon Anan, former Bukit Aman Forensic Laboratory’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit Chief, at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 16 lucky participants had the privilege of getting up close and personal with the expert.


9 October 2018
Seminar on Aggravated Damages in Medical Negligence Report 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Raja Eileen Soraya and Charlaine Adrianne Chin at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants.


12 October 2018
Seminar on Insolvency Act 1967 | Revamping the Bankruptcy Act 1967
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Trevor Jason Mark Padasian at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants and covered, amongst others, "Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Insolvency Act 1967"; "Government’s Objectives"; "Subordinate Legislation – Insolvency Rules 2017 and Insolvency (Voluntary Arrangement) 2017"; "Minimum Threshold Increase (RM30,000 to RM50,000)"; "Single Order Bankruptcy"; "Voluntary Arrangement"; "Substituted Service"; "Social Guarantors and Other Guarantors"; "Prohibited Objections to Discharge of Bankrupt"; "Automatic Discharge of Bankrupt"; and "Effective Dates of the Amendments".


12 October 2018
Charity Night
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the 14th consecutive Charity Night was held on 12 October 2018 at Slate @ the Row from 7:00 pm onwards, and featured performances by young lawyers competing to raise the most funds for charity. Monies raised this year was in aid of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (CLAPAM). CLAPAM is a non-profit, non-government organisation and a support group consisting of volunteers from parents with children born with cleft lip and/or palate, adults with cleft lip and/or palate and healthcare professionals who manage such individuals. First established in 1992 and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies (R.O.S.) in 1993, CLAPAM provides various support services including counselling, information on feeding and care of cleft babies, and hospital/house visits. CLAPAM also functions as a link between its members and medical professionals.


15 October 2018
Seminar on Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Nadarajah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 24 participants and covered, amongst others, "An Overview of CIPAA"; "Breach of Natural Justice (under CIPAA)"; and "Excess of Jurisdiction (under CIPAA)".


15 October 2018
Forum on Reaching Beyond Boundaries: Transcending Disability
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this forum was presented by Datuk Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Sangeet Kaur Deo and James Low Hong Ping and moderated by Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen. The forum was held at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants.



16 October 2018
Seminar on Islamic Banking
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Syed Adam AlHabshi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was well received with 42 participants and covered, amongst others, “The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Finance”; “Basic Prohibitions in Islam related to Islamic Finance”; and “Ethics in Islamic Financial Services”.


17 October 2018
Conveyancing Workshop for Pupils
Organised by the Pupils Committee specifically for pupils, the Conveyancing Workshop held on 17 October 2018 focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Overview of the Conveyancing Process"; "Essential clauses found in a Sale & Purchase Agreement"; "How to fill up the relevant NLC Forms"; and "Practical Pointers for the conveyancing lawyer". 43 pupils attended the workshop which was conducted by Michael Leow Yon Meng.

19 October 2018
Seminar on Child Rights Civil Perspective Family/Inheritance and the Importance of Will Writing for Child Beneficiaries
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Kasthuri Krishnan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants and covered, amongst others, "Civil Rights of Children"; "Convention on the Rights of the Child"; "Voice of the Child in Court"; "Consequences of divorce/matrimonial/custody"; "What is the best interests of the child"; "When is it inappropriate to consider the child's view"; "Resolving and mediating matrimonial disputes involving children"; "Inheritance and Minors"; "Preparing a will with minor beneficiaries and the Wills Act"; "Pitfalls to avoid in drafting Wills"; "Relevant Statutes to fill lacunas in the Wills Act"; and "Guardianship and Trust".


20 October 2018
Seminar on Business Development For Lawyers: Building Your Career Beyond Legal Skills
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Lee Shih and Foong Cheng Leong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants.

20 October 2018
27th Sports Carnival KL Bar vs Royal Selangor Club (RSC)
            KL Bar played host in this year’s Series which was held on 20 October 2018 with darts and badminton being played earlier on 26 September and 17 October 2018 respectively. KL Bar emerged the Overall Champion taking home the coveted YA Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy. The results were as follows:

Sport
Won by
Darts
RSC
Badminton
KL Bar
Hockey
KL Bar
Pool
KL Bar
Cricket
RSC
Squash
RSC
Football
KL Bar
Boat Race
KL Bar

24 October 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the October’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 24 October 2018. The session, attended by 99 pupils, was led by Alvin Oh. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period. The other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.

Also included in the Pupils Introduction Session was a session on “Diversity & Inclusion” which experimental module was launched in the December 2017 Pupils Introduction Session. The session was conducted by Nisha Ayub and Goh Siu Lin.

27 October 2018
Seminar on Cloud syncing/backup practices in law firms
Organised by the Information Technology and Publications Committee, this seminar was presented by Louis Gan Keat Hooi and Shanthi Kandiah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants.

30 October 2018
Seminar on Construction Law: Letters of Intent
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Teng Kam Wah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants and aimed at spotlighting some of the complexities and intricacies of Letters of Intent.