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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.


Rogue lawyers boast of connections with retired judges and being able to fix cases

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of lawyers is bringing disrepute to the Malaysian legal system with claims of being able to “fix” commercial cases.


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.


Dos and don’ts for foreign lawyers

THE proposed amendments to the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2012, which was tabled in Parliament, allows foreign lawyers to arbitrate, but restricts unauthorised “fly-in fly-out” lawyers from conducting their business here.


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.


High Court rules 2009 arrest of lawyers unlawful, awards damages

KUALA LUMPUR: Five lawyers have won their claim against the police and Government for wrongful arrest, detention and false imprisonment.


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.