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) Please click:
(a) here for general information regarding the Compensation Fund;
(b) here for section 80 of the Legal Profession Act 1976, pertaining to the Compensation Fund (see pages 91 to 95); and
(c) here for the Advocates and Solicitors' Compensation Fund Rules 1978.
(2) Please click on the links below for information regarding applying for a grant out of the Compensation Fund, including the documents required:
(3) For enquiries, please contact us at:
Compensation Fund Department
(Bahagian Kumpulan Wang Pampasan)
Bar Council Malaysia
(Majlis Peguam Malaysia)
Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia
2 Leboh Pasar Besar
50050 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03-2050 2157 (Wan Aimi Shamimi)
T: 03-2050 2130 (Muhammad Muqmin)