Circular No. 81/18: Seminar on Division of Matrimonial Assets (1 Nov 2018)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organising a seminar entitled “Division of Matrimonial Assets”.

The above topic is usually a cause for concern for married couples who have in the course of their marriage acquired matrimonial assets and are headed for a divorce. Upper-most in their minds is, “will I be taken to the cleaners after the divorce”.

The speaker will discuss Section 76 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 and how the Malaysian courts have interpreted this section before they arrive at a decision/order.

More importantly, the Speaker hopes to explore and discuss at length if there is an urgent need to amend Section 76 so that our Malaysian Laws are in line with the current laws and trends in other developed nations with regard to the division of matrimonial assets.

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 1st November 2018 (Thursday)
Time 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Registration at 2.00 p.m.)
Venue Level 1, Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium
Johore Bar Building
No. 5 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru
Fees RM 60.00 for Members of the Johore Bar
RM 30.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers │ Law Students
CPD code T3/01112018/JHB/JHB181354/2 (2 CPD points)

About the Speaker

Ms. Vicky Alahakone is a graduate from the University of Singapore and specialises in Family Law. She has been in active legal practice over forty (40) years in Malaysia. She is a regular speaker with BFM and has given talks to young lawyers at the Legal Aid Centre, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Bar. She is currently a member of the Family Law Committee with the Malaysian Bar and involved with several NGOs.

In the course of her career she has presented papers mostly on Family Law both locally and overseas including:
i) The 6th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Sydney, Australia;
ii) Lawasia;
iii) Malaysian Bar National Conference

Registration must be accompanied with payment to guarantee your place and is on a first-come first served basis.

Members are allowed to redeem their event vouchers worth RM30.00 per event on a “first come first served basis” limited to the first five [5] registered participants only. The vouchers are transferable. If you are redeeming a voucher belonging to someone else, kindly provide the particulars of the original voucher holder (Name and BC member No.). Members will be required to e-mail the particulars of the voucher holder and name of the participant three [3] days prior to the event to for verification process. If the voucher has already been redeemed, JBC reserves the absolute right to claim from the member for the costs of the event.

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

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration form and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat by email to or by fax to 07-276 1188 not later than Wednesday, 31st October 2018.



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