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Thursday, 23 April 2015

KLBC Activities Report for March 2015

4 March 2015
Conveyancing Workshop for Pupils
Organised specifically for pupils by the KLBC Pupils Committee, this workshop held on 4 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm was presented by Michael Leow Yon Meng. It focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a conveyancing 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". A total number of 50 pupils attended this workshop.


9 March 2015
PDC Seminar on GST and Business Contracts 
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kannaa on 9 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 150 participants. The seminar went through the  following topics: "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?".

10 March 2015
CCPC Seminar on Companies Bill 2013: Highlight on Key Changes
Organised by the KLBC Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC), this seminar was presented by Chong Kok Seng and Lim Siew Ming on 10 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 76 participants.


12 March 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for March was held on 12 March 2015. The session, attended by 67 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 other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


17 March 2015
PDC Seminar on the Law of Joint Ventures
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 17 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 86 participants. The main objective of the seminar was to share with the participants, in a practical context, the variety of different legal arrangements within which entrepreneurs describe or hold them out as being in a “joint venture”.


21 March 2015
YLC Introduction to the Legal Profession of Law Undergraduates at Taylor’s Law School
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this event was held at the Lakeside Campus of Taylors University and was attended by 40 students. Click here to view the report.


24 March 2015
PDC Seminar for Lawyers on Managing Office and Clients’ Accounts
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 24 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 98 participants. The objective of the Seminar was to introduce and familiarise lawyers with the world of accounting and finance of a legal firm, which is so intertwined. It gave a general yet good insight into the following areas: " Accounting for Legal Firm & Practices”; “Specific to Office & Client Accounts”; “Pitfalls to avoid”; “Revenue and expenses and its taxability or ‘allow-ability’”; “The Capital and Current Accounts of a Partnership Accounts”; and “Effective supervision of accounting staff and staff dealing with monies”.

26 March 2015
PDC Seminar on the Personal Data Protection Act
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy on 26 March 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:15 am to 1:15 pm. The seminar was attended by 36 participants. The seminar covered, "Overview of the PDPA"; "Understanding Key Provisions in the Act"; "Dealing with the various parties - Data User, Data Processor and Data Subject"; "How to deal with Sensitive Personal Data"; "PDPA Compliance"; "Who does the PDPA apply to?"; "Processing of Personal Data in a Commercial Transaction"; "What is Personal Data?"; "Definition of a Commercial Transaction"; "Dealing With The 7 Data Principles"; "Obtaining Consent from the Data Subjects"; "Privacy Notification prior to Data Processing"; "Data Subject Request"; "Data Correction Request"; and "Dealing with Data Transfer outside Malaysia – sec 129".


Edited by Munirah Maarof



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