Circular No. 55/20: Committal Proceedings And Contempt of Court in Civil Practice (17 Oct 2020)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development and Publications & Information Technology Sub Committees are jointly organising the above titled Webinar.

Committal proceedings empower the courts to hold a person in contempt for refusing to obey a court order. Committal ensures that due administration of justice is possible and that litigants do not disregard court orders. The procedure that underlies committal applications is contained in Order 52 of the Rules of Court 2012, although a substantial portion of this is drawn from common law.

Come join this insightful seminar where the speaker will address the following topics:

  • Applications for committal — Order 52 of the Rules of Court 2012
  • Requirement for a penal notice — Order 45, rule 7 of the Rules of Court 2012
  • When the Court can cite for contempt of its own motion
  • Discussion of the procedural aspects of committal applications — what must and must not be in the papers, which documents are to be filed, etc
  • What are the common errors made by legal practitioners?
  • What happens after a person is cited for contempt?
  • Sentencing
  • Mitigating factors

This Webinar seeks to expound upon the finer points of committal applications, which are a necessary evil at the best of times.

Particulars of the Webinar are as follows:

DATE17TH OCTOBER 2020 (SATURDAY)
TIME3:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
FEESRM20-00 FOR MEMBERS OF THE MALAYSIAN BAR
RM10-00 FOR PUPILS IN CHAMBERS / LAW STUDENTS
CPD CODET3/17102020/JHB/JHB201189/2 (2 CPD POINTS)

About the Speaker

Gavin Jayapal graduated from the University of Leeds and is a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple. He also holds a Masters in Law degree from the University of Malaya, and is an Accredited Mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre. Gavin’s primary area of practice is litigation. He runs a boutique practice in Petaling Jaya. He has applied for and resisted applications for committal at the High Court. Gavin is actively involved in civil litigation and regularly appears at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

CPD points will be given upon completion of the whole session to participants who have attended until the end of the session.

If you are interested to participate in this Webinar, please submit the following details by email to the Secretariat (secretariat@johorebar.org.my) on or before 16 October 2020 (Friday). The course is limited to 100 participants only.

  1. Name of participant(s) and the corresponding Membership Number/Petition Number;
  2. Name of legal firm; and
  3. Email address of each participant.

Payment can be made by direct deposit or internet banking to:

Account name: JOHORE BAR HOUSE & LIBRARY FUND

Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad

Account no.: 80-0933164-8

Once you provide the Secretariat with the above details, you will receive an email with the registration link for the Webinar. Participants will also receive any slides (if any) and a recording of the session subsequent to the Webinar by way of email.

We look forward to your participation. In the meantime, we hope that you are keeping safe and healthy at home!

AIMI SYARIZAD BINTI DATUK HJ. KUTHUBUL ZAMAN
CHAIRPERSON
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE
FADHIL IHSAN
CHAIRPERSON
PUBLICATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUB COMMITTEE
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