The task of reviewing the Legal Profession Act 1976 (“LPA”) by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the LPA, which was headed by Dato’ Dr Sir Peter Mooney had been completed. The Bar Council wishes to place on record its sincere thanks to Dato’ Dr Sir Peter Mooney and the Ad Hoc Committee for their dedication and diligence in completing their assigned task. The proposed amendments are now before the Bar Council for consideration.
If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you can click here for a copy of the final draft proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee for Members’ perusal. The Bar Council had a special meeting on 6 Dec 2011 to discuss these proposed amendments and will convene another special meeting in November 2012.
Members who wish to submit comments on the proposed amendments, kindly send your input to Marianna Tan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 Oct 2012 (Friday) to enable us to table the same for the consideration of the Bar Council at its special meeting in November 2012.
As Members are aware, amendments involving liberalisation and disciplinary provisions have been passed in Parliament. Please click here to view a copy of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2012.
Tony Woon Yeow Thong
If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you may click here to access the relevant documents.