Circular No. 84/18: Seminar on Defamation – Think before you speak (15 Nov 2018)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organising a seminar entitled “Defamation – Think before you Speak”

The Seminar will cover the basic principles in maintaining/defending an action in libel/slander including some current updates.

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 15th 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 T3/15112018/JHB/JHB181355/2 (2 CPD points)

About the Speaker

Mr. John A. Skelchy has over 18 years of practice at the Malaysian Bar. He has particular expertise in general litigation namely civil and commercial disputes. He appears regularly in the High Court and the Appellate Courts. He advises both local and foreign clients in areas including defamation, company and shareholder disputes, contract, and employment law. He is a certified Advocacy Trainer and sits on the Civil Practice Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

He also advises and represents directors of companies in respect of offences under the Security Commissions Act (‘White-collar crimes’) and regularly advises local and multinational companies in respect of offenses under the Environmental Quality Act.

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, 14th November 2018.




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