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Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum unanimously dismissed the Bar Council's appeal.Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, Datuk Seri David Wong Dak Wah who delivered the court's verdict said based on the circumstances, a reasonable tribunal would have come to the same conclusion that Abraham was not guilty of misconduct.

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Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct.&nb ...

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