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Lawyers who falsely certify Signing of Documents will be visited with Severe Consequences: Chief Justice

The Court of Three Judges led by the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has emphasised that the lawyers who falsely certify that they have witnessed the signing of a document will be visited with severe consequences.

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Law Society of Singapore v Chia Choon Yang

Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings; Legal Profession - Show cause action - Grossly improper conduct - Appropriate sanction

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGHC 174; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Section 30 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018, comes into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 479; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Law Practice Entities) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 480; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

H&C S Holdings Pte Ltd v Gabriel Law Corp

Legal profession - Remuneration; Legal profession - Bill of costs

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 168; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Group Law Practice: A New Option now available for Small Law Firms

An article by R Jayabalan, Chairperson, Bar Council Small Firm Practice Committee on the Legal Profession (Group Law Practice) Rules 2018.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Media Article; Source: Malaysian Bar

Laws to be tightened to prevent Infant Deaths due to Negligence - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said immediate measures are being taken to tighten laws to prevent deaths of infants due to the negligence of babysitters.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nicanor D Triol v Atty Delfin R Agcaoili Jr

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12011; Source: Supreme Court

Bar Council invites Feedback on the Revamp to the Legal Profession Act 1976

Pursuant to a request by the Attorney General, the Bar Council is working on revamping the Legal Profession Act 1976. The proposal is scheduled to be submitted to the Attorney General later this year.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Malaysian Bar

Hon Dennis Patrick Z Perez v Almira L Roxas

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-16-3595; Source: Supreme Court

Majlis Peguam v Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham

Professional liability – Legal profession – Disciplinary proceedings against the respondent advocate and solicitor – Complaint dismissed by the Disciplinary Board pursuant to section 103D of the Legal Profession Act 1976 – Appeal to High Court dismissed – Appeal to Court of Appeal

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Date: 03 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 205; Source: Federal Court Registry

Supreme Court disbars Lawyer for Fake Court Decision

MANILA, July 6 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has disbarred a lawyer for falsifying a court decision on the annulment of the marriage of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in 2011.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

In Re: Decision dated September 26, 2012 in OMB-M-A-10-023-A etc against Atty Robelito B Diuyan

Date: 02 April 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 9676; Source: Supreme Court

Members Struck off the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 2017

The names of Members of the Bar who were struck off the Roll of advocates and solicitors in 2017, and how their clients who have sustained losses in consequence of their dishonesty can submit an application for a grant out of the Compensation Fund on or before 7 May 2018. Circular No. 103/2018
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Atty Berteni C Causing and Another v Presiding Judge Jose Lorenzo R Dela Rosa

Date: 07 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: OCA IPI No. 17-4663-RTJ; Source: Supreme Court

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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