Legal Profession Act 1976

The Piece of Art known as ‘The Malaysian Bar’

‘The Malaysian Bar’ resides on the 4th floor of the Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 2, Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur. It was officially unveiled by Marisa R Ng, the artist and Karen Cheah, the present Bar Council President in the afternoon on 22 August 2023 by way of a casual internal ceremony. I met Marisa through Nicholas Choong. I commissioned Nick to paint a mural on the external front wall of our atelier. I …

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Is Legal Practice a Business or a Profession?

For some reason, this is an evergreen topic in Malaysian practice. Those who pose this question often think they discovered some great irreconcilable schism in legal practice between the two. Those who ask this question often leave the impression that if legal practice is a business, then lawyers may do whatever they need to do to earn a fee. However, if legal practice is a profession, then lawyers are severely restricted in how they earn …

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