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All new entrant lawyers do not meet employers' benchmark, says Bar

KUALA LUMPUR: All new entrant lawyers do not meet the standard international quality benchmark set by their employers, according to a Bar Council survey.


Don’t be penny-wise, startups: lawyers

It makes more sense to hire a lawyer from the get-go than to look for one only after you have run afoul of the law or are already ensnared in a legal dispute, say lawyers to startups. QISHIN TARIQ has the report.


Cops ordered to pay lawyers for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment

KUALA LUMPUR: Five lawyers won RM75,000 each in damages over two suits against the police and Govern­ment for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.


Court to make decision on non-Muslim Syariah lawyers later

PUTRAJAYA: The law governing on the appointment of Syarie lawyers does not specify that only Muslims are allowed to be Syariah lawyers, a Federal Court heard.


Lawyers make have to attend refresher courses

KUCHING: Lawyers in Sabah and Sarawak will have to fulfil a certain number of hours attending courses, to have their annual practising certificates renewed from 2018.


Singapore AGC accuses Kho Jabing's lawyers of abusing court process

SINGAPORE: The attorney-general's chambers (AGC) here said that the lawyers of convicted murderer Kho Jabing had abused court processes by filing multiple applications last week in a bid to delay his execution.

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CJ gives some friendly advice to new lawyers

SINGAPORE’S newest lawyers have been urged to begin their careers in family and criminal law to hone their skills, instead of heading straight for corporate law, which is getting more competitive than ever.

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Too many lawyers, too few jobs

Over just four years up to March last year, the number of practising lawyers here leapt by nearly 25% to more than 4,400.


MH370: Foreign lawyers seek to represent next of kin in civil suit

KUALA LUMPUR: The application by two foreign lawyers to get leave to jointly appear for the biggest legal proceedings initiated by 76 next of kin against Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and four others for damages over the disappearance of flight MH370 is set to be heard on Oct 21.


Dishonest lawyers struck off rolls

TWO lawyers who refused to return S$1.8mil (RM4.9mil) to a client were struck off the rolls yesterday.