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Lawyers who put own Interests above Clients' could be struck off

Unless there are exceptional reasons, errant lawyers who put their personal interests above those of their clients to be struck off from practice, ruled the Court of Three Judges, who has setout new three-tier structure of sanctions to deal with misconduct.

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Teo Lay Gek and Another v Hoang Trong Binh and Others

Professions - Valuer - Judicial review of valuation

Date: 27 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 84; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta and 2 Others v Atty Marie Frances E Ramon

Date: 05 March 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12415; Source: Supreme Court

Exposure Draft on the Revised and Restructured By-Laws (On Professional Ethics Conduct and Practice) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

This is to notify that the Exposure Draft on the revised and restructured By-Laws (on Professional Ethics, Conduct and Practice) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants ("revised By-Laws") is now available for comment by members, regulatory bodies and other interested parties. These By-Laws will replace Part 1 of the existing By-Laws on Prof ...
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Singapore Medical Council v Mohd Syamsul Alam bin Ismail

Professions - Medical profession and practice - Professional misconduct

Date: 06 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 58; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Katamaran: Skipper, Operation Manager get Two Years' Jail for Negligence

KOTA KINABALU, March 1 (Bernama) - The skipper and the operation manager of the company offering the service of the catamaran that capsized near Pulau Mengalum while transporting tourists from China in 2017, were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Song Teik Kim v Lina Anak Dimbad and Another

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 496; Source: Federal Court Registry

Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and Others

Legal Profession - Professional privileges - In-house legal counsel; Legal Profession - Professional privileges - Waiver; Legal Profession - Professional privileges - Injunctive relief

Date: 22 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 41; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Norberto S Collantes v Atty Anselmo B Mabuti

Date: 14 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 9917; Source: Supreme Court

Zenmond D Duque v Cesar C Calpo

Date: 22 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-16-3505; Source: Supreme Court

SC suspends Lawyer for Two Years for scamming Client

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a lawyer for two years for swindling a client of PHP50,000 in legal fees for a case he did not actually file with the courts.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Botched Circumcision: Court allows Government, Four Others' Bid to strike out Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed application filed by the Malaysian Government and four others to strike out a negligence suit filed by 19-year-old youth over a circumcision procedure that went awry when he was 10-year-old that caused him to suffer permanent disability. High Court Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad ...
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer disbarred for 'Sextortion'

MANILA, Jan 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer who abused his authority to get sexual favors from his secretary.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd v Sulaiman & Taye

Date: 08 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 444; Source: Federal Court Registry

Lawyers who put own Interests above Clients' could be struck off

Unless there are exceptional reasons, errant lawyers who put their personal interests above those of their clients to be struck off from practice, ruled the Court of Three Judges, who has setout new three-tier ...

Teo Lay Gek and Another v Hoang Trong Binh and Others Singapore Medical Council v Mohd Syamsul Alam bin Ismail Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and Others more

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

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