Circular No. 49/19: Seminar on Writing to Win: Effective And Persuasive Written Advocacy (20 Sept 2019)

The Johore Bar North Johor Affairs Sub Committee is organising the abovementioned seminar in Muar, Johor.

Written advocacy forms an integral part of court work, often replacing or supplementing oral advocacy for hearings and after trial submissions. It is therefore of paramount importance that your written work submitted to court is effective and persuasive.

The speakers, Brendan Siva and David Mathews will speak on how to approach written work, the general principles of effective written advocacy and the visual and substantive presentation of evidence and arguments.

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 20th September 2019 (Friday)
Time 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Registration at 2:30 p.m.)
Venue BEI Boutique Hotel
8-3, Jalan Abdul Rahman
84000, Muar
Fees RM 60.00 for Members of the Johore Bar
RM 30.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers l Law Students
CPD code T3/20092019/JHB/JH193603/2 (2 CPD points)

About the Speakers

Mr. Brendan Navin Siva is a B Ec / LLB graduate of the University of Sydney and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1999. Brendan was Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee 2010/2012. He has been and advocacy trainer since 2010 and has conducted advocacy training throughout Malaysia and in Hong Kong, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Singapore. Brendan is the Chairman of the International Advocacy Training Council

Brendan was the first Malaysian to be invited by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa to join their international faculty of advocacy trainers for the Advanced Advocacy Training Course at the Wallenberg Centre, Stellenbosch in January 2014. He was also the first Malaysian to be invited by the South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Foundation to join their international faculty of advocacy trainers for the Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford in August 2014.

Mr. David Mathews was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1995 and pracices mainly in civil and commercial litigation. He is a partner in Messrs. Mathews Hun Lachimanan. He has been an advocacy trainer since 2015 and has conducted advocacy training in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Kindly complete the enclosed proforma (including completed registrations forms and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat by email to or by fax to Pn. Rosita Razak at

06-9532468 at Muar Bar Room not later than Thursday, 19th September 2019.

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

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


Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad

Account no.: 80-0933164-8





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