Article and photos by Azwa Zulsamli, Officer, Bar Council Professional Indemnity Insurance and Risk Management Department
The seminar on "How Not to be a Statistic: The Conveyancing Scam" was organised for the first time in Pahang on 26 June 2019, by the Bar Council Professional Indemnity Insurance ("PII") and Risk Management Department, with the assistance of the Pahang Bar Secretariat.
The interactive seminar –– held from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Pahang Bar Auditorium –– was aimed at conveyancing lawyers, and focused on the approaches in handling scam cases that occur within a law firm. It also addressed cases that were reported to the PII Scheme and the implications for law firms.
The seminar was moderated by Karen Cheah Yee Lynn of Messrs Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff, and the line–up of panellists consisted of:
(1) Mohan Sankaran of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sdn Bhd (broker for the PII Scheme);
(2) Sarengapani K Rajoo of Messrs Pani & Associates; and
(3) Dennis Goh of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sdn Bhd.
There was a lively question–and–answer session at the end of the seminar. A participant described how the his law firm had faced the scenario shared in the case study, and that he was lucky to have realised it before the firm fell prey to the scam.
Approximately 30 participants attended this seminar, which carried two CPD points. The participants' feedback indicated that they were keen to attend other sessions on similar topics in the future.
If you would like to attend the next seminar on "How Not to be a Statistic: The Conveyancing Scam", or find out more about other risk management workshops, please contact the PII and Risk Management Department by telephone at 03–2032 4511, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.