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Monday, 23 April 2012

KLBC Activities Report for March 2012




08 March 2012
PDC Seminar on Preparation and Conducting Civil Trials
Colin Andrew Pereira from Messrs Goh Wong Pereira and Sanjeev Kumar Rasiah from Messrs Sanjeev Kumar presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 125 participants. The seminar covered the following Preliminaries: “Preparing Agreed Facts and Issues to be Tried”, “Preparing Summary of Case”, “Preparing Agreed Bundle of Documents” and “Preparing Witness Statements”. The following areas on Conducting a Trial were also covered: “Opening Speech”, “Examination In Chief”, “Cross Examination”, “Re-Examination” and “Evidential Issues”.

15 March 2012
Briefing of the MyForm system by the Wilayah Land Office
The Wilayah Land Office had invited 10 Law Firms and the KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee for a briefing and a trial run of the MyForm system on 15.03.2012 from 9.00am to 4.00pm. A full report will follow soon.


17 March 2012
PDC Seminar on Judicial Review of Industrial Court Awards
Muhendaran Suppiah from Messrs Muhendaran Sri presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 10.00am. The seminar was attended by 53 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, “A Brief History of the Industrial Court”, “Referral to the Industrial Court”, “The Indirect Route - S.20 IRA 1967, S.26 IRA 1967, S.33 IRA 1967”, “The Direct Route - S.33 IRA 1967, S.56 IRA 1967”, “Overview of the Industrial Court”, “The Jurisdiction of the Industrial Court”, “Award of the Industrial Court”, “S.33B IRA 1967”, “Finality of the Industrial Court Award”, “Overview of Judicial Review - Order 53 RHC 1980”, “Mandamus”, “Prohibition”, “Qua Warantor”, “Certiorari”, “Judicial Review Procedure - Leave Stage and the Cause Papers and Filing Periods”, “Judicial Review in the Context of Industrial Jurisprudence”, “Grounds on which the High Court will Review the Industrial Court Award”, “Appeal to the Court of Appeal - The Procedure”.



23 March 2012
PDC Seminar on Defamation - Latest Trends and Damages Awarded
Mohd Izral Khairy from Messrs Izral Partnership presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 58 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, “Emerging Trend in the Last few Years”, “Order 78 Rule 2 Rules of the High Court 1980”, “Examples of Bad Pleading”, “Consequence of Bad Pleading”, “Usage of the Reportage Defence in Malaysia”, “The Reynold’s 10 Point Questions”, “Types of Damages”, “General Factors to be Taken into Consideration in Assessing General Damages”, “General Mitigating Factors - Assessment of Damages”, “Aggravated Damages” and “Exemplary Damages”.

24 March 2012
Dragonboat Competition at Putrajaya
The KL-BARbarians (KL Bar’s Dragonboat Team), competed in the 2012 Pesta Air Putrajaya which was held on 24 March 2012. Only eligible to compete in the Open category, the KL-BARbarians were drawn to race in a tough Heat 2 against the Royal Malaysia Police, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the University Kuala Lumpur Dolphins, the Royal Malaysian Navy and our friendly training neighbours, the Skrine Dragons. Click here to read the full report.



24 March 2012
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to s.218 Companies Winding Up Petitions
Alex Chang from Messrs Alex Chang and Co presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 10.00am. The seminar was attended by 101 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, “An Introduction to Companies Winding Up Petitions in the New Commercial Courts”, “218 Petition - Unable to Pay its Debts”, “Affidavit Verifying Petition”, “Appointment of a Provisional Liquidator under s231”, “Advertisement of the Petition in the Newspapers”, “Registrar's Certificate”, “Affidavit In Opposition to Petition”, “The Unless Order, Appointment of Liquidator”, “Costs” and “Advocacy in the Companies Winding Up Court”.


24 March 2012
1st KLYLC Meeting
The KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) held its first meeting for the term 2012/2013 at the KL Bar Auditorium. The structure of the KLYLC was reorganised to consist of the following sub-units: YL Professional Development chaired by New Sin Yew, YL Communications chaired by Phang Soon Mun and YL Socials co-chaired by Thirunavakarasu and Cindy Cheong Sing Yee. The Co-Deputy Chairs are Daniel Albert and Yeoh Tung Seng and the Representative to the National Young Lawyers Committee is Vince Chong.

30 March 2012
PDC Tax Law Specialist Series Seminar on Taxation of Compensation
S. Saravana Kumar from Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen and Gledhill presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 23 participants. The seminar covered the following cases, “KPHDN v Metacorp Development: Is Compensation for Land Acquisition Taxable?”, “Suasana Indah v KPHDN: Is Compensation for Termination of Contract Taxable?” and “KPHDN v Abdul Jalil: Is Compensation for Termination of Employment Taxable?”.


Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy.

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