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 "Guidelines on Making a Claim for Compensation" (English) and "Garis Panduan untuk Membuat Tuntutan Pampasan" (Bahasa Malaysia);
(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:
(a) Bar Council Circular No 209/2022 | Submission of Claims against the Compensation Fund for 2021 (Pekeliling Majlis Peguam No 209/2022 | Penyerahan Tuntutan terhadap Kumpulan Wang Pampasan 2021)
(b) Forms A and B, together with the "Schedule of Particulars to be Annexed to Form A or B" (Borang A dan B, bersama dengan "Jadual Butir-Butir yang akan Dilampirkan kepada Borang A atau B")
(c) Statutory Declaration (Surat Akuan Berkanun)
(d) Contact Details Form (Borang Maklumat Perhubungan)
(3) For enquiries, please contact us at:
Compensation Fund Unit
(Unit Kumpulan Wang Pampasan)
Bar Council Malaysia
(Majlis Peguam Malaysia)
Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia
2 Leboh Pasar Besar
50050 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03-2050 2182