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Thursday, 28 September 2017

KLBC Activities Report for August 2017



1 August 2017

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 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 54 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".



2 August 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the August’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 2 August 2017. The session, attended by 76 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. As in previous sessions, the pupils were shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar. It further included a session on harassment and/or sexual harassment that was introduced in the July’s Pupils Introduction Session and it was conducted by Betty Yeoh, a founder member of AWAM.






5 August 2017
Lawyered but not Financially Battered - A Financial Planning Workshop

Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this workshop was presented by Aaron Tang Shen Lee (Mr Stingy’s Blog), Julian Ng (former presenter/ producer @ BFM) and Alex Anton Netto at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 68 participants.




7 August 2017
A Follow up meeting on the e-tanah
A follow-up meeting was requested by the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee to further discuss issues relating to the e-tanah. CCPC was well represented with the Chairperson, KLBC Representative to BC Khaizan Sharizad Ab Razak and 4 other CCPC members namely Dennis Teoh, Edham Reza Shah, Mohd Arif Asyraf b. Sukiman and Sarguna Kumaari Munusamy.

8-9 August 2017
Two-Day Practical Workshop on Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was presented by R Yogeswari, Dennis Teoh, Susan Joseph, Nahzatul Ain, Sarah Kambali, Chong Wai Kuan, Daphne Lew Chan Yee and Ow Hui Ching at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 58 participants and covered, amongst others, “Crafting the final SPA”; “Conditions, Precedents and Subsequent”; “Chaos, Claims and Billing”; “Conflict of Interest”; “Conveyancing Process A-Z”; “Private Caveats”; “Co-operation from the Support Staff”; “Client Management”; “Client’s Interest”; “Options to Purchase”; “Completion Delays”; “Land Acquisition”; and “RPGT (Act 169). It also included an Update on E-Tanah by Nor Azura binti Abdul Rahman, Head, Assistant Director (Registration) of the Wilayah Land Office.




11 August 2017
Seminar on Medical Law
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Karthi Kanthabalan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants and covered, amongst others, "Medical Litigation"; "Limitation Periods, Procedural Issues, Jurisdiction of the Various Courts, Causes of Action, and Relief"; "Taking Instructions, Access to Medical Records, Identifying and Preparing Instructions to Experts, Medical Examinations, Experts' Reports, Experts' Fees, and Preparation of Cause Papers"; "Using Medical Literature and Aids to the Giving of Expert Evidence, Presentation of Lay and Expert Evidence, and Preparing Arguments"; "Excessive claims, seeking publicity and their consequences such as negligence claims and complaints against lawyers"; "Legal Questions affecting Medical Negligence, including regarding the Standard of Care, Causation of Damage, Assessment of Damages, and Costs"; and "Other Types of Litigation with a Medical Content, including Disciplinary Proceedings, Judicial Review, Criminal Cases, and Employment Disputes". 




14 August 2017
Blood Donation Campaign
Organised by the Recreation, Social & Culture Committee with the assistance of the National Blood Bank, a Blood Donation Drive was held on 14 August 2017 at Level 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at Jalan Duta. Members of the Bar, Court staff and members of the public nobly came forward to participate in this Blood Donation Drive.
A total of 51 donors registered. Unfortunately, only 46 were eligible to donate. The five 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 46 units of blood were collected from the caring donors.



14 August 2017
Seminar on Robes, Bibs & Heels – Trapeze or Trampoline
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this seminar was presented by Anit Kaur Randhawa, Constance Low and Daniel Bong Cheng Hua at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The speakers spoke on the challenges of balancing legal practice and family life. The seminar was attended by 11 participants.




15 August 2017
Seminar on the Law of Joint Ventures
Organised by the Professional Development Committee this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 49 participants. The main objective of the seminar was to share with the participants, in a practical manner, the variety of different legal arrangements within which entrepreneurs describe or hold them out as being in a “joint venture”.



18 August 2017
Seminar on Unenforceable/Enforcement – Contract for Professional Fees Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by N. Murugayah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 14 participants and covered, amongst others, "High Court calling up contract for Professional Fees entered for cancellation under the Legal Profession Act 1976 (LPA)"; "Taxation where ordered by Court against contract entered for professional fees"; "All contracts, the claim for Professional Fees via proceedings in Court"; and "Enforcement of Judgment on contract entered – section 118 of the LPA".



19 August 2017
Interstate Bar Games 2017
Hosted by the Kedah Bar Committee, the Interstate Bar Games was played on 19 August 2017. Kuala Lumpur Bar emerged overall champion and the results were as follows:
No
Sport
Kuala Lumpur Bar’s Placing
(1)
Golf
1st Place
(2)
Football
2nd Runners Up
(3)
Volleyball
1st Place
(4)
Ladies Futsal
1st Place
(5)
Netball 1
1st Place
(6)
Badminton
1st Runners Up
(7)
Darts
3rd & 4th Place





22 August 2017
Seminar on Understanding Trade Marks
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Janet Toh Yoong San and Lee Chiao Ying at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 57 participants and covered, amongst others, "An Overview of the Law of Trade Marks in Malaysia"; "Non Traditional Trade Marks"; "Non-registrable Trade Marks"; "Requirements for Filing Trade Marks"; "Phenomenon between Trade Marks & the Internet"; and "Discussion on recent Trade Mark Cases".

















25 August 2017
Charity Night Audition
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the Auditions were held at Drum Asia from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm for the Charity Night which will be held on 10 November 2017 at Makespace, Quill City Mall.

26 August 2017
Workshop on CV’s, Cover Letters & Job Interviews: Do’s & Don’t’s
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Mohd Izral Khairy, Richard Wee Thiam Seng and Jamie Wong Siew Min at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants. Besides gaining insights on CVs, Cover Letters and Job Interviews from the speakers, the participants also got to ask the speakers questions and have their CV checked by them.




29 August 2017
Seminar on Real Property Gains Tax
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kannaa at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 72 participants and covered, amongst others, "Practical tips in computation of disposal price and acquisition price"; "Common Issues in determination of disposal date and acquisition date"; "Transfer between relatives and inheritance"; "Cases where the acquirer may be assessed"; "RPGT on sale of shares"; "Does RPGT on sale/purchase of a foreign-incorporated company that owns land/building in Malaysia?"; and "Situations when the gain from disposal of real property is subject to income tax rather than RPGT".




30 August 2017
Lawyers and Pupils Merdeka Eve Social
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the social were held at Modern Society at DC Mall, PBD from 8:30 pm. More than 60 members of the Bar and Pupils turned up.




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