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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

KLBC Activities Report for August 2018

1 August 2018
Criminal Litigation Workshop for Pupils 
Organised by the Pupils Committee specifically for pupils, the above workshop was conducted by Lim Chi Chau and Jacky Loi Yap Loong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The workshop was attended by 28 pupils and focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Obtaining Client's Statement”; “Bail Application”; “Mitigation”; and “Trial Process". 

 


2 August 2018
Seminar on Best Practices in Strata Property Management
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, the seminar was presented by Lai Chee Hoe at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 72 participants and covered, amongst others, “Right to vote”; “Right to be elected”; “Absent proprietor”; “Voting in General Meetings”; “Different type of resolutions”; “Different rate of charges”; “Sub-management”; “Developers’ duty”; and “Duties of JMB/MC”. 


3 August 2018
Dining: Taste of the Bar VII 
Organised by the Pupils Committee, this event was held at the Orchid Restaurant, Royal Lake Club from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event was designed to give pupils an opportunity to spend an evening interacting with senior members of the Bar whilst seeking guidance and insight about the legal profession. 30 pupils attended the event which was graced by a former Judge, Dato’ Varghese George and nine senior members of the Bar, namely:

Hendon Mohamed  
Muhendaran Suppiah  
Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad  
Lim Koon Huan  
Fahri Azzat  
Sharmila Ravindran   
Foong Cheng Leong  
Ravinder Singh Dhalliwal  
Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam  

Y.A. Dato’ Varghese George (Retired Court of Appeal Judge) shared his personal legal journey to encourage the pupils to continue to improve in all aspects of their personal life as well as practice.



4 August 2018
Interstate Bar Games 2018
Hosted by the Negeri Sembilan Bar Committee, the Interstate Bar Games 2018 was held in Seremban. The sports played were Golf, Football Premier, Football Veteran, Volleyball, Ladies Futsal, Netball, Badminton, Darts and Basketball.

Kuala Lumpur Bar emerged the overall champion and the results were as follows:

        
No
Sport
Result
 1
Golf
1st Place
 2
Football Premier
2nd Place
 3
Volleyball
2nd Place
 4
Ladies Futsal
1st Place
 5
Netball
1st Place
 6
Badminton
1st Place
 7
Basketball
1st Place



7 August 2018
Seminar on The New Companies Act 2016 and the Companies Winding Up Petitions: An Introduction
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Alex Chang at the KL Bar Auditorium from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 56 participants and covered, amongst others, "New threshold of issuing a Notice Pursuant to s 218  (now 465 and 466) of the new Act"; "Definition of Unable to pay the debts"; "Affidavit Verifying Petition"; "New Commencement of the  Winding Up"; "Twice or four times Advertisement of the Petition in the Newspapers?"; "Affidavit In Opposition to Petition"; "Appointment of an INTERIM Liquidator, Official Receiver or the (Private) liquidator"; "Costs"; "Interpretation by the Federal Court of the word ‘and'  in s 223  of the old  Companies Act 1965, as   ‘disjunctively’ instead of the usual  ‘conjunctively’, and now in light of the new section  467 the Companies Act 2016"; "The ‘Pay Something for Nothing’ proposition"; "How a RM74 million Court Judgment in Damages was reduced to nothing?"; and "The journey of both matters from the High Court all the way to the Federal Court".



8 August 2018
Seminar on e-Discovery and Data Forensics
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Alex Tan and Ervin Roberson at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Amongst the issues discussed were, "E-discovery within the litigation framework with case studies"; "Highlighting the importance of data preservation and maintaining chain of custody when handling digital evidence"; "Using a logic based approach in determining which potential electronic data sources are relevant to your matter"; "Explanation of metadata, deletion recovery, and exfiltration analysis in order to identify additional digital evidence"; "Exposure to internet artefacts and social media/cloud discovery"; "Leveraging technology to optimise document review and trial preparations - creating value-add for your clients"; and "Incorporating discovery readiness into your law firm and your clients". The seminar was attended by 32 participants. 



9 August 2018 
Seminar on Pre-Trial Preparation for Criminal Brief
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, the seminar was presented by Collin Arvind Andrew at the KL Bar Auditiorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants and covered, amongst others, “Overview of the Criminal Trial Process”; “Charge”; “Bail”; “Section 51A Documents”; “Representation Letter and Plea Bargaining”; “Interviewing Client”; and “Case Analysis”. 



10 August 2018
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 52 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".


13 August 2018
Blood Donation Campaign
The Annual Blood Donation Campaign, organised with the assistance of the National Blood Bank, was held at Level 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim. Members of the Bar, Court staff and members of the public nobly came forward to participate in this Blood Donation Campaign. A total of 56 donors registered. Unfortunately, only 44 were eligible to donate. The 12 were rejected because they were either underweight, having high blood pressure or low blood pressure or had lived in the United Kingdom from 1980 till 1996 or in Europe between 1980 until the present.  A total of 44 units of blood were collected from the caring donors.



15 August 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the August’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 15 August 2018. The session, attended by 92 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 Honey Tan and Goh Siu Lin with a special appearance by Transgender activist, Nisha Ayub.



16 August 2018
Lunchtime Talk on Hearing the Child’s Voice in Court Proceedings 
Co-organised by the Professional Development Committee and the Bar Council Family Law Committee, this talk was presented by Malathi Das, a specialist family practitioner in Singapore, at the KL Bar Auditorium from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The talk was attended by 31 participants. 


25 to 26 August 2018
Arbitration Camp
Co-organised by the Young Lawyers Committee and the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia (CIArb), this camp, attended by 28 participants, was held at the Klana Beach Resort, Port Dickson. The speakers were Thayananthan Baskaran, Darshendev Singh. Janice Tay, Shaun Tan and Lim Tse Wei and they covered, amongst others, "Comparing litigation and its alternatives"; "Core principles of International Commercial Arbitration"; "Introduction to the Malaysia Arbitration Act 2005 and the 2018 Amendments"; "The regime of the UNCITRAL Model Law and "Arbitration Rules"; "The role of arbitration rules: A comparison of alternative regimes"; "Arbitration Procedures: documents only and oral hearings"; "Understanding Arbitration Agreements: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws and procedural rules"; "Commencing an arbitration"; "Arbitration Act 2005 & AIAC Arbitration Rules 2017"; "The scope of arbitral jurisdiction"; "Interim measures by arbitrators and court"; "The arbitration process: a comparison with the court process in Malaysia and elsewhere"; "Evidentiary practices: disclosure, experts and the IBA Guidelines"; and "Reliefs in Arbitration"; "Enforcing and challenging arbitral awards". The camp also included a “Up Close and Personal” session with the Chairperson of CIArb.



28 August 2018
Seminar on Expert Evidence
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. Amongst the issues discussed were, "What is expert evidence?"; "Admissibility of expert evidence in civil proceedings"; "Experts' qualifications and competence"; "Experts' overriding duty to the Court"; "Independence of the expert witness"; "Opinion on the ultimate issue"; "Evidence which the expert may refer to"; "Value of expert evidence"; "Immunity of experts"; and "Cross-examination the expert witness". The seminar was attended by 32 participants. 


30 August 2018
Young Lawyers and Pupils Merdeka Social
The above social event, organised by the Young Lawyers Committee to celebrate Hari Kemerdekaan, was held at For Fork’s Sake, Central Market Annexe from 8:30 pm till late.


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

KLBC Activities Report for July 2018

10 July 2018
#MeToo, Whats Next?
Co-organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, this forum was presented on 10 July 2018 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The panelists were Lee Lian Kong (a Journalist with Asian Correspondent), Nik Elin Zurina Bt Nik Abdul Rashid, Ida Daniella Binti Zulkifili and Rajsurian Pillai a/l Chellappa Pillai. The Forum was moderated by Meera Samanther. The forum was attended by 38 participants.



11 July 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 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 54 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 July 2018
Seminar on Basic Aviation Law
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Sarguna Kumaari at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 40 participants and covered, amongst others, “Public International Air Law”; “Private International Air Law”; “Organisations in Aviation”; “Contracts between Airlines”; “Malaysian Perspective”; and “Consumer Protection Laws”.


13 July 2018
Seminar on Recent Developments on the Law of Derivative Action in Malaysia: Does the Majority Always Rule?  
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Ainul Azam bin Ahmad Khamal at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 16 participants and covered, amongst others, "Revisiting Foss V Harbottle: ‘the proper plaintiff rule’"; "Derivative Action – The Malaysian Experience"; and "Judicial Approach – The Way Forward".


18 July 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the July’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 18 July 2018. The session, attended by 87 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 Goh Siu Lin.



19 July 2018
Seminar on Wills, Probate, LA and SEDA
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Nahzatul Ain binti Mohd Khalid, 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 89 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".



20 July 2018
Seminar on Division of Matrimonial Assets 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Vicky Alahakone at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Among the issues discussed was Section 76 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 and how the Malaysian Courts have interpreted this section before they arrive at a decision/order. The speaker also discussed whether there is an urgent need to amend Section 76 so that the Malaysian Laws are in line with the current laws and trends in other developed nations with regard to the division of matrimonial assets. The seminar was attended by 64 participants.


26 July 2018
Seminar on Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (ATIPSOM)
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Chi Chau at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 8 participants.


27 July 2018
Seminar on Writing to Win: Effective and Persuasive Written Advocacy
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dhinesh Bhaskaran, Ken St James and Brendan Siva at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The speakers spoke on how to approach written work, the general principles of effective written advocacy and the visual and substantive presentation of evidence and arguments. Written advocacy forms an integral part of court work, often replacing or supplementing oral advocacy for hearings and after trial submissions. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that written work submitted to the court is effective and persuasive. The seminar was attended by 102 participants.


Friday, 13 July 2018

KLBC Activities Report for June 2018

2 to 3 June 2018
YLC Retreat
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the retreat, a team-building and mission-setting activity where the new members were to ideate and decide on the plan for the year, was held at Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, Genting Highlands, Pahang on 2 and 3 June 2018.  It was attended by 36 participants. 



11 June 2018
Iftar at Eat x Dignity
In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadhan, the KLBC organised a Buka Puasa event with underprivileged children on 11 June 2018 at Eat X Dignity. 25 children from Yayasan Chow Kit attended the event, generously sponsored by members of the Bar and well-wishers. Everyone had an enjoyable time. KLBC also managed to collect a small contribution for the Dignity for Children Foundation whose aim is to establish a world-class community-based education programme and several integrated social transformational training enterprises. The Foundation strives to be a leading hub for transformational education, community work and research in ASEAN by rallying the community to join them on their transformative journey.



20 June 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the June’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 20 June 2018. The session, attended by 87 pupils, was led by Foong Cheng Leong. 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 Betty Yeoh from AWAM and KLBC Chairman Goh Siu Lin.



26 June 2018
Seminar on Anti-Fake News Act
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Brian Lew Khai Loon and Imaduddin Suhaimi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 42 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Inception of AFNA"; "Anti-Fake News Act 2018"; "Salient features of AFNA"; "What exactly is “Fake News”?"; "§4 offences"; "Example offences under AFNA"; "Other offences under AFNA"; "Extra-territorial effect of AFNA"; "Penalties and defences"; "§ 8A Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984"; "Elements of the offence"; "Penalties and defences"; "§ 211 and § 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988"; "The differences between § 211 and § 233"; "Judicial treatment of offences under these provisions"; "Defamation Act 1957 and the Tort of Defamation"; "What is “defamatory”?"; "Defences"; "Civil remedies"; "Concurrent proceedings"; "Liability"; "The “publisher” according to the Evidence Act 1950"; "The requirement of publishing"; "Liability of directors and/or employers"; and "Best Practices".



28 June 2018
Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act 2016
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 79 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.


Thursday, 21 June 2018

KLBC Activities Report for May 2018

2 May 2018
Seminar on The Malaysian Judiciary and the Doctrine of the Basic Structure of the Constitution 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 18 participants. The lecture discussed the doctrine of the basic structure of the Constitution as propounded by the Supreme Court of India in the landmark case of Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala (1973). It also discussed the initial reluctance of the Federal Court to adopt the principle in Loh Koi Choon (1977); and the gradual acceptance of that principle in subsequent cases. Among the other cases that were discussed were Sivarasah Rasiah (2010), Semenyih Jaya (2017) and Indra Gandhi (2018).



4 May 2018
Seminar on Civil Procedure 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Selva Balan Sinnan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 28 participants and covered, amongst others, "Case Management"; "Litigation/Caseload Management"; "Document Management (Enclosures/Cause Lists/E-Filing)"; "Conduct of Proceedings (Issues with Applications, Appeals, Submissions, Preparation of Orders, Service Practice Direction Compliance)"; "Exception Handling (Urgencies/Delays, Adjournments, Witnesses, Irregularities and Non-Compliances)"; "Interactions with Courts/Opponents/Clients, and other matters that may not be immediately obvious to Unacquainted Court Practitioners".


5 May 2018
6th KL Bar Futsal Tournament 2018
This Tournament was held at Samba De Futsal, Petaling Jaya on 5 May 2018. A total of 27 teams (24 Men’s and 3 Women’s) participated in the event and the results were as follows:

Men’s Category
• Champion – Wolfpack FT
• 1st Runner Up – Jingli Nona FC 1
• 2nd Runner Up – Wakeel FC

Women’s Category
• Champion – Boom Xhakalala
• 1st Runner Up – PGFT

Men’s Plate Category
• Champion – Jingli Nona FC 2
• 1st Runner Up – ZICO
• 2nd Runner Up – Dark Horses

Best Firm Team – ZICO

Best Men’s Player – Balamurali Tamilwanan

Best Women’s Player – Cassandra Thomazios

Best Player (Men’s Plate)  – Ko Hsiao Ping


8 May 2018
Seminar on The Personal Data Protection Act 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants and covered, amongst others, “Introduction to the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010”; “ PDPA Compliance”; “Dealing with the 7 Data Principles”; “PDPA Implementation”; and “Ensuring Successful Compliance with the PDPA”.


21 May 2018
Seminar on The New Companies Act 2016 and the Companies Winding Up Petitions: An Introduction
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Alex Chang at the KL Bar Auditorium from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 94 participants and covered, amongst others, "New threshold of issuing a Notice Pursuant to s 218  (now 465 and 466) of the new Act"; "Definition of Unable to pay the debts"; "Affidavit Verifying Petition"; "New Commencement of the  Winding Up"; "Twice or four times Advertisement of the Petition in the Newspapers?"; "Affidavit In Opposition to Petition"; "Appointment of an INTERIM Liquidator, Official Receiver or the (Private) liquidator"; "Costs"; "Interpretation by the Federal Court of the word ‘and'  in s 223  of the old  Companies Act 1965, as   ‘disjunctively’ instead of the usual  ‘conjunctively’, and now in light of the new section  467 the Companies Act 2016"; "The ‘Pay Something for Nothing’ proposition"; "How a RM74 million Court Judgment in Damages was reduced to nothing?"; and "The journey of both matters from the High Court all the way to the Federal Court".


23 May 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the May’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 23 May 2018. The session, attended by 99 pupils, was led by Alex Netto. 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 Goh Siu Lin.



30 May 2018
Corporate Workshop for Pupils 
The Pupils Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 30 May 2018 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". 57 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Sheba Gumis.



Thursday, 31 May 2018

KLBC Activities Report for April 2018



6 April 2018
Seminar on Profits from Disposal of Real Property: Chargeable Gains or Business Income?
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 51 participants. The primary objective of this seminar was to assist lawyers to guide their clients in determining whether a disposal of property is governed under the RPGT Act 1976 or ITA 1967.


6 April 2018
Discussion with Deputy Registrar (Administration)
A discussion was held at the Melati Room, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 8:15 am between the Chairperson of the Civil Practice and Court Liaison Committee and two other KLBC members with the Deputy Registrar (Administration), Tuan Ahmad Fairuz bin Mohd Puzi on the below two issues:
            i.       Signages / Allocation of Parking Bays for pregnant women;
            ii.      Complaints about the Sales Event held at the Lobby of the Kuala Lumpur Court on 28 March 2018.

6 April 2018
Meeting with the Judges and Registrars of the Appellate & Special Powers Division of the Kuala Lumpur High Court
The KLBC together with the Pupils Committee met Y.A. Datuk Wira Kamaludin bin Md. Said and the Deputy and Senior Assistant Registrars of the Kuala Lumpur High Court (Appellate & Special Powers Division) to discuss various issues of concern pertaining to Admissions to the Bar, amongst which were the requirement for Masters to be present at their pupils’ hearing of Admissions to the Bar and robing of pupils by persons who are not members of the Bar.

13 April 2018
PDC Seminar on Infrastructure, Energy and Projects, Practical Contract Administration Checklists and Management of Issues/Disputes (in collaboration with SIAC)
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Kamilah Kasim and Chong Boon Leong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 45 participants and covered, amongst others, the typical phases in infrastructure projects such as oil and gas, energy (power plants) and process of the following: (i) Feasibility Study; (ii) Front End Engineering Design; (iii) Preparation of Invitation to Tender and Tender exercise; (iv) Design; (v) Procurement, Construction, Testing and Commissioning; (vi) Defects liability Period; and (vii) Operation and Maintenance period.



13 April 2018
KLBC-SBC Annual Get-together
Hosted by the KLBC this term, the Annual Get-Together between the KLBC and Selangor Bar Committee (SBC) was held at the President’s Room, Royal Lake Club, Kuala Lumpur. This Annual Meet was for the office bearers of the KLBC and SBC for the 2018/19 term to get to know each other and to discuss how to work closely to cater to the mutual needs of members of both Bars.






17 April 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the April’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 17 April 2018. The session, attended by 82 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 Goh Siu Lin.


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20 April 2018
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 80 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 & Penalty".



24 April 2018
Seminar on An Introduction to Construction Law
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Choon Hon Leng at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Players"; "The Structure"; "The Jargons and the Law"; "Preparing a Construction Contract"; "Resolving Construction Disputes"; and "The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012".



27 April 2018
Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lua Ai Siew at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 103 participants and covered, amongst others, "Changes to the Bankruptcy Act 1967 (renamed Insolvency Act 1967) and introduction of new Insolvency Rules 2017 (replaced Bankruptcy Rules 1967) with effect from 6.10.2017"; "Commencing bankruptcy proceedings – s 6 (3) of Limitation Act 1953 v. ROC 46 rule 2(1)(a)" ; "Presenting a creditor’s petition (CP) – minimum statutory limit increased to RM50,000.00. Absolute protection of social guarantor from bankruptcy – s 5 (3). Position of secured creditor. Presenting a petition on behalf of a corporation, show cause by the debtor under r 117.  Power of the Court to enter bankruptcy order (BO; formerly AORO), stay or dismiss CP. Test applicable in an application to stay bankruptcy proceedings"; “New pre-bankruptcy voluntary arrangement - ss 2A to 2Q"; "Effect of BO – s 8 IA and s 349 NLC. Rights of a secured creditor after BO. Effect of bankruptcy on antecedent transactions – ss 50 – 54. Second bankruptcy – s 49"; "Payments – effect of payments after (i) filing of BN; (ii) filing of CP and (iii) BO"; "Proof of debts – s 42 and Schedule C"; "Annulment of BO – s 105"; "Discharge of bankrupt – by the Court (s 33), by the DGI (s 33A) and automatic discharge after 3 years (new s 33C). No objection shall be made against the discharge of bankruptcy under s 33A of certain category of persons (s 33B(2A)"; and "Miscellaneous – application of Rules of Courts 2012 and effect of adjudication by the Court in the Republic of Singapore".