Professional Ethics

The Crowning Glory of a Legal Career

When I studied law and started my legal practice in Malaysia, I thought being appointed a judge would be the crowning glory of my career. And by judge, I am …

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Referral Fees Are For Touts

The acceptance by an Advocate and Solicitor (“Introducer”) of any form of payment (such as commission) from any person merely for introducing clients to such person without the provision of …

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Marrying More Than One

As a Muslim man, I have a clear advantage over a non-Muslim man when it comes to how many women I can marry. I can marry up to four wives …

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A short guide to applying for leave to appeal

This is an approach to preparing an application for leave to appeal. An appeal is a request to a higher court to rehear and review the court below’s decision (‘the …

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Preparing Statements of Agreed Facts and Statements of Issues to be Tried

In the preparation of trials, the court orders parties, as a matter of course, to prepare a Statement of Agreed Facts (‘SAF’) and a Statement of Issues to be Tried …

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