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  • MAJLIS PEGUAM v. CECIL WILBERT MOHANARAJ ABRAHAM [2018] 9 CLJ 622
    COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
    TENGKU MAIMUN TUAN MAT JCA, NALLINI PATHMANATHAN JCA, MARY LIM JCA
    [CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02(A)-130-01-2017]
    03 JULY 2018

    LEGAL PROFESSION: Disciplinary proceedings – Complaint against advocate and solicitor – Complaint by Bar Council to Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board – Complaint that advocate and solicitor involved in or responsible for drafting of statutory declaration affirmed by witness in trial – Disciplinary Committee dismissed complaint – Whether complaint against advocate and solicitor complaint within meaning of law – Legal Profession Act 1970, s. 99 – Legal Profession (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Investigating Tribunal and Disciplinary Committee) Rules 1994 – Legal Profession (Disciplinary Proceedings (Appeal) Rules 1994)

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  • ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT

    I'll be there for you

    ROI is not just about the money. Legal services get devalued when firms forget that law should be about helping fellow human beings.
    It’s clear that brand is important. But all work is not good work. Ultimately, a law firm stands out for what it says NO to every bit as much as what it says say YES to. So it is important to make sure the ROI is an accurate representation of what will be premium valued by the firm as its return on investment (ROI).

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  • Irish statistics for whiplash damages published for the first time

    Claimants in 55 per cent of Irish whiplash cases received a total award of between €10,000 and €20,000 in total damages. In 88 per cent of whiplash cases, the claimant received a total award of under €30,000.
    The Irish Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) has reported that the average award in whiplash cases in Ireland during the first six months of 2018 was over €20,000. According to the figures - published for the first time by PIAB - the average award was €18,581 in general damages (pain and suffering) plus €1,456 in special damages (medical expenses, loss of earnings).

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  • BIMB raised RM300m via sukuk to enhance Bank Islam's capital adequacy

    Islamic finance
    Bank Islam parent issues Sukuk Murabahah to raise RM300 million
    BIMB Holdings Bhd said it has issued the first tranche of its Sukuk Murabahah programme to raise RM300 million. In a statement to Bursa Malaysia today, the company said the subordinated sukuk murabahah issued under the programme shall qualify as Tier 2 regulatory capital of Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd in compliance with Bank Negara Malaysia’s Capital Adequacy Framework for Islamic Banks (Capital Components).

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  • Facebook's EU-US data transfer issues have a date in Irish Supreme Court

    This ruling on Facebook's appeal about the legality of its EU-US data transfers will have major implications.
    The Irish Supreme Court will soon rule on a bid by Facebook to halt the referral of 11 questions on EU-US data transfers to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The hearing has been set down for Thursday 21 January 2019. It is expected to last for three days. For determination is the question of whether, or not, a referral, by the Irish High Court to the CJEU, of eleven questions about the legality of Facebook’s data transfers has merit.

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  • Student wins fees appeal against closing firm that 'left him in the lurch'

    UK
    Legal services
    Law firm that folded not entitled to terminate retainer
    A client will not have to pay fees due to his former solicitors after the court ruled its decision to terminate was not reasonable. Manjit Gill claimed to have been ‘left in the lurch’ by a firm when it closed in December 2013, weeks before litigation involving him came to trial. Mr Justice Walker, sitting in the High Court in Gill v Heer Manak Solicitors, said the firm was not entitled to terminate its retainer and could not claim the fees which it sought in previous proceedings.

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