LEGAL PROFESSION: Remuneration - Lien - Client's failure to settle solicitor's legal fees - Notice of solicitor's lien - Whether restraining order obtained before enforcing lien - Whether there was breach of lien - Whether solicitor's costs taxed - Whether there was collusion between parties to defeat solicitor's lien for costs - Whether notice of solicitor's lien valid
BADROL HISHAM MOHD SANI & ANOR v. DESTINATION MARINE SERVICES SDN BHD
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
MD RAUS SHARIF PCA, MOHTARUDIN BAKI JCA, VARGHESE GEORGE JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: J-04-319-10-2013]
5 FEBRUARY 2015
Directors cannot blame corporate wrongdoing on their company, Supreme Court rules
By: Richard Crump
Fraudulent directors cannot attribute unlawful conduct to company to escape liability.
DIRECTORS who commit crimes in the name of their company cannot attribute their unlawful conduct to the business to escape liability, the Supreme Court has ruled. In a unanimous decision that will provide comfort to insolvency practitioners and creditors, the Supreme Court confirmed that where an insolvent company has been the victim of a fraud or dishonest act committed by its directors, the acts of the directors cannot be treated as the acts of the innocent company.
Are you ‘competent’ enough for a fresh grad?
If you’re a fresh graduate, you may come across the word “competence” being thrown around when the topic is about what employers look for in employees. As someone who just got a diploma, hearing the word may make you scratch your head. You can write and defend an academic paper, organise a campus event, and sweet talk your way to better grades. Do those qualify as “competencies”? Are you “competent” enough in a way that would attract employers, then?
Law Speak - Housing developers and deposits
By: Gurdial Singh Nijar
TODAY I narrate a personal story. It relates to housing developers – and their selling "antics". It needs to be told so that you will be on guard when you face a similar situation. I am not indicting all developers of course. First, the developer announces the launch of a project over a weekend. The roads to the launch site are well signposted with fancy boards and bunting. A lavish spread awaits you at the site – complete with a professionally-designed show house.
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