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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.


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