Advocates and Solicitors Compensation Fund
The Malaysian Bar established the Advocates and Solicitors Compensation Fund (“Compensation Fund”) in 1978 to mitigate the losses suffered by members of the public (who are clients of lawyers) arising out of the dishonesty of lawyers. One example is where a lawyer misappropriates monies held by him or her as a stakeholder.
The funds in the Compensation Fund come from compulsory annual contributions from every practising lawyer registered with the Bar Council.
(1) here for general information regarding the Compensation Fund;
(2) here for section 80 of the Legal Profession Act 1976, pertaining to the Compensation Fund (see pages 91 to 95); and
(3) here for the Advocates and Solicitors' Compensation Fund Rules 1978.
Please click on the links below for information regarding applying for a grant out of the Compensation Fund, including the documents required: