Circular 2016

Circular No. 31/16: GST Handholding Programme for Sector III (Real Property, Construction and Professional)

DATE: 30 AUGUST 2016 (NO CHANGE) VENUE: HOTEL BERJAYA WATERFRONT, JOHOR BAHRU (CHANGE OF VENUE) TIME: 8.30 AM (NO CHANGE) MAXIMUM: 300 (INCREASED FROM 200) Further to our Circular No. 22/16 dated 15th July 2016, Circular No. 26/16 dated 26th July 2016 and Circular No. 29/16 dated 2nd August 2016, we are extremely pleased to …

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Circular No. 30/16: Professional Standards Course (Ethics Lecture Programme) 23 & 24 Aug 2016

The Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organizing the above course which is COMPULSORY for all pupils. Pupils will need to pass a written test evaluation at the end of the Professional Standards Course. In conjunction with the course, the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee together with the Social Sub-Committee is organizing a dinner. Invitations to the …

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Circular No. 29/16: Registration Closed l GST Handholding Programme For Sector III (Real Property, Construction And Professional)

Date 30th August 2016 (Tuesday) Venue M Suites Hotel, Johor Bahru Time 8.30 am Further to our Circular No. 22/16 dated 15th July 2016 and Circular No. 26/16 dated 26th July 2016, please be informed that the registration to attend the above programme had reached the maximum of 200 well before the closing date of …

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Circular No. 28/16: Feedback on the Award of Costs by the Courts

It has come to the notice of the Bar Council that a discernible trend of awarding low costs to the successful litigant has emerged in recent years. We have heard rumblings at the Bar that the courts very often give extremely low costs, and worse still, in some cases make no award of costs to …

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Circular No. 27/16: Johore Bar Forum on The Government’s Proposal to Amend The LPA 1976 (4 Aug 2016)

The Malaysian Bar views with grave concern the Federal Government’s plan to amend the Legal Profession Act 1976 (“the LPA”) in the October sitting of Parliament. If the proposed amendments are passed, they would not only alter the structure and composition of the Bar Council but will also weaken its role and position in the performance …

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Circular No. 26/16: Change Of Date l GST Handholding Programme For Sector III (Real Property, Construction And Professional)

Further to our Circular No. 22/16 dated 15 July 2016, we have just been informed by Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia, Johor (“Kastam”) that due to unforeseen circumstances, the date for the above programme has been changed as follows: Date 30th August 2016 (Tuesday) Venue M Suites Hotel, Johor Bahru Itinerary 08.30 – 09.00 Registration 09.00 …

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Circular No. 25/16: Aidil Fitri Hi-Tea on 28 July 2016

AIDIL FITRI HI-TEA This time for Eid celebrations again! We are pleased to announce that a hi-tea has been organised in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, this time on the banks of Sungai Muar. We had a lot of fun at the 2015 Hari Raya celebrations held in Batu Pahat and look forward to …

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Circular No. 24/16: Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebrations on 1 Aug 2016

Eid Mubarak everyone! After a somewhat quiet spell, we are pleased to announce that a lunch buffet has been organised in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. We are also pleased to announce that we are inviting several judicial officers of the Sessions Court to this function. As always, we have planned a sumptuous menu for …

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Circular No. 23/16: International Malaysia Law Conference 2016 (21-23 Sept 2016)

Date : 21st – 23rd September 2016 Venue : The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur We are pleased to inform you that pursuant to a request from the Bar Council, the Johore Bar Committee has agreed to sponsor 5 members of the Johore Bar to participate in the said Conference organised by the Bar Council. For …

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Circular No. 22/16: GST Handholding Programme for Sector III (Real Property, Construction And Professional) l 17 Aug 2016

The Conveyancing Sub-Committee had recently written to Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia, Johor (“Kastam”) to invite Kastam to conduct a briefing to members of the Johore Bar on the implementation of GST on the disposal and acquisition of real property. Kastam had responded by inviting members of the Johore Bar to its Handholding Programme for Sector …

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