Article and photos by Azwa Zulsamli, Officer, Bar Council Professional Indemnity Insurance and Risk Management Department
The Billing and Collections Workshop returned to Kelantan in 2019, after four years. With the assistance of the Kelantan Bar Committee, the Bar Council Professional Indemnity Insurance (“PII”) and Risk Management Department organised the workshop on 22 Apr 2019 at the Kelantan Bar Auditorium, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
The three–hour session was attended by approximately 30 participants and carried two Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) points. Similar to previous instalments, the workshop consisted of two sessions and was presented by senior Members of the Bar. For this round, it was Tony Woon Yeow Thong and Mohamad Ezri Abdul Wahab. The workshop aimed to help the participants keep their law firms’ finances in the pink and avoid cash flow problems.
Tony conducted the first session, entitled “Understanding Your Cost”. He discussed the relevant governing laws and shared his personal experiences. Up next was the session on “Filing for Better Billing”, delivered by Mohamad Ezri. He emphasised the importance of proper documentation to ensure smooth payment collection. He then shared some tips on maintaining good relationships with clients.
The workshop was engaging and the feedback received indicated that the majority of the participants attended the workshop with the aim of improving their law firms’ billing procedures and maintaining better finances. The general consensus was that the workshop met their expectations.
If you would like to know more about risk management workshops or would like to attend a Billing and Collections Workshop, please contact the PII and Risk Management Department by telephone at 03–2032 4511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.