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Monday, 10 November 2014

KLBC Activities Report for August - October 2014

6 August 2014
Corporate Workshop for Pupils
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 6 August 2014 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". 45 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Sheba Gumis.

7 August 2014
Meeting with the Pengarah of the Wilayah Land Office
A meeting between the Wilayah Land Office and KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC), Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee (CPC) and SBC Conveyancing Practice and SRE was held on 7 August 2014.  This was the second meeting for the year between the interested parties and was held at Rumah Persekutuan.  CCPC was represented by Jeremiah Gurusamy, Amir Bahari, Lee Peck Ha and Sarah Kambali. There were also representatives from the Selangor Bar and the Bar Council in attendance. Issues discussed were mainly updates on the actions taken by the Wilayah Land Office on the arising issues from the previous meeting held on 9 May 2014.

7 August 2014
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the pupils introduction session for August was held on 7 August 2014. The session, attended by 49 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. Pupils were briefed on 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 and members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



7 to 10 August
YLC-MCCHR Workshop on Public Interest Litigation/Strategic Litigation @ Thistle, Port Dickson
The KL Bar Young Lawyers (YLC) and Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) organised a Public Interest Litigation/Strategic Litigation Camp from 7 to 10 August 2014 at Thistle Hotel, Port Dickson. 15 members participated in the Camp.


8 August 2014
KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together
Lawyers gathered at La Bodega Lounge, Bangsar Baru on 8 August 2014 for the August edition of the Social Get-together. The turnout was unusually low that night as some were away for the Strategic Litigation Camp that week and the Bersih Fundraiser.

9 August 2014
YLC Community Project: Kechara Soup Kitchen Volunteer Programme
Organised by the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this community project was held on 9 August 2014 from 8:00 pm to 2:30 am. Kechara Soup Kitchen is a registered NGO with an objective of providing food for the homeless on the streets and the poor. 20 members of the YLC volunteered at Kechara for one night to prepare and distribute food to the homeless.

13 August 2014
PDC Workshop on Basic Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this workshop was presented by Jeremiah R Gurusamy on 13 August 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 52 participants. The workshop covered, "Sale and Purchase of Property with or without title”, “Procedures for direct purchase from developer and sub-sale", "Real Property Gains Tax", "Loan Procedures  thereto", "Relevant Bar Council Rulings for Conveyancing Matters" and "Solicitors Remuneration Order 2005".



15 August 2014
YLC Seminar on Bail, Mitigation and Criminal Litigation
Organised by the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Ravin Singh on 15 August 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 29 participants. The seminar covered, “Arrest”, “Remand”, “Charge”, “Bail” and “Mitigation”.



19 August 2014
YLC Seminar on Shareholders Remedies: How To Slay A Dragon
Organised by the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Lee Shih on 19 August 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm. The seminar was attended by 70 participants. The seminar covered, "The Corporate Litigator’s Toolkit", "Foss v Harbottle: The two-headed dragon", "The WMDs: Winding-up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action", "Holding the Fort: Interim Remedies", "Arbitration and Shareholder Disputes" and "Case studies: 50/50 Split, The Good Wive, 24 and the Tale of Lazarus".



23 August 2014
A Hike to Bukit Cheras Awana
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee and the Social, Arts and Culture Committee, a hiking trip to Bukit Cheras Awana was held on 23 August 2014. 12 members participated in this hiking trip.

29 August 2014
PDC Seminar on GST and Business Contracts
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kannaa on 29 August 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 120 participants. . The seminar covered, "The Malaysian GST model and its mechanism", "An overview of the GST Act 2014 and the Ministerial orders issued", "Existing contracts - who bears the tax?", "GST-related issues to be stated on the future business contracts" and "Does GST apply on disbursements?".


5 September 2014
Free Seminar on Sexuality Rights: International Human Rights Instruments & The Law
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Angela M. Kuga Thas on 5 September 2014 at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 46 participants. The seminar covered, "Sexuality 101", "Why “Sexual Rights” and not “Sexuality Rights” as the Human Rights Framework?", "Sexual Rights in Human Rights Law", "Whose Rights? Whose Struggle?" and "The Challenge".

5 September 2014
KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together
Organised by the KL Bar Social Art Culture & Committee, the September edition of the Social Get-together was held at Moon Bar on 5 September 2014. Everyone had a good time catching up.

7 September 2014
Skytrex Adventure
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, the event was held on 7 September 2014 at Skytrex Adventure Park, Taman Pertanian Malaysia at 9:00 am. 16 members and pupils participated in this adventure.

19 September 2014
Pupils Night Out
Organised by the Pupils Committee for the first time, this Pupils Night Out was held at Page 2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas on 19 September 2014. The response was overwhelming with a turnout of close to 50 pupils and members.

9 October 2014
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Committee, the pupils introduction session for October was held on 9 October 2014. The session, attended by 41 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. Pupils were briefed on 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 and members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


14 October 2014
2nd PDC Seminar on GST and Business Contracts
Due to overwhelming response, the KL Bar Professional Development Committee organised a repeat session of this seminar which was presented by Thenesh Kannaa on 14 October 2014 at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 202 participants. The seminar covered, "The Malaysian GST model and its mechanism", "An overview of the GST Act 2014 and the Ministerial orders issued", "Existing contracts - who bears the tax?", "GST-related issues to be stated on the future business contracts" and "Does GST apply on disbursements?".



14 October 2014
PDC Seminar on Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R Gurusamy on 14 October 2014 at the Meeting Room 1, Level 3, Bar Council Building from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 16 participants. The seminar covered "What are the essential considerations when entering into a joint venture", "Key pointers for handling negotiations and dealing with compliance and regulatory issues", "Drafting various contracts and typical clauses", "Critical clauses to be incorporated in a JV and Shareholders Agreement" and "Exits and termination – What to do if things go wrong".


18 October 2014
KL Bar Night 2014 commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Charity Night
Jointly organised by the KL Bar Social, Arts & Culture Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, this event was held on 18 October 2014 at Soju Sunway @ Sunway Resort Hotel from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. In honour of the KLYLC Charity Night reaching a decade, this year's annual charity night was combined with the KL Bar Night. The 10th edition of the Charity Night was geared towards raising money for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), namely to help purchase dialysis machines to be placed in NKF centres in rural parts of Malaysia. Performers for the night were Viva La France, Riry, Misdemeanour, The Transcribers, Ruth Garnet Maran, Dev, Democratic Donuts and SYB. There was also a Guest Performance by Bu Bu Cha Cha. A report will follow. Click here for the photos

28 October 2014
Pupils Committee Workshop on Public Interest Litigation
The KL Bar Pupils Committee organised a Public Interest Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 28 October 2014 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "What is public interest litigation?" "The role of lawyer in PIL cases" and "Dealing with PIL cases". 18 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by New Sin Yew.


Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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