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.
Please click on the links below for documents required for an application for a grant out of the Compensation Fund.