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Articles by Practice Area: Conveyancing

Case Study: Am I Really A Partner Here?

Joffrey and Theon were the partners of Messrs Baratheon & Associates, the Insured Practice (“IP”). When Theon joined the partnership, there was no partnership agreement executed between the two. Instead, they mutually agreed to a ver...

Case Study: But I Have Known Him For Years!

Michael decided to set up his own law partnership known as Messrs Bluth & Finke, the Insured Practice (“IP”) with his long-time friend, Lindsay. Michael managed the main office in Petaling Jaya while Lindsay managed the Firm’s b...

Case Study: But We Are No Longer Together!

Emily and Victoria were the founding partners of Messrs Grayson & Co, the Insured Practice (“IP”). After some time in the partnership, there were some disagreements about the Firm’s business plan, eventually driving a wedge bet...

Case Study: It’s Not Our Problem, It’s Yours!

Ron, Leslie and Ann were legal assistants at a firm where they practiced together for several years. During their time at the firm, they developed a good friendship and camaraderie; and they shared common professional and personal interests. After ca...

Case Study: Maybe I Wasn’t Ready…

Alexis began her legal career as a legal assistant at Messrs Morello & Associates where she befriended Piper, a senior legal assistant at the firm. When Piper left Messrs Morello & Associates to set up her own firm, Messrs Chapman & Co, A...

Case Study: Gone With The Wind

Messrs Underwood & Partners, the Insured Practice (“IP”) was established in 1996. The Firm’s main office in Petaling Jaya was managed by Frank and the branches in Ipoh and Johor Bahru were managed by Claire and Douglas respectiv...

Case Study: Under Observation

After several years of practice, Max, a legal assistant at Messrs Channing & Associate, the Insured Practice (“IP”) was offered to be a partner of the Firm by Caroline, the sole proprietor of the Firm at that time. Max had been handli...

Case Study: Don’t Let The Grass Grow Under Your Feet

Fred appointed Messrs Doo and Co (“IP”) to discharge his condominium from Bank ABC upon the settlement of his property loan with the said bank. The bank forwarded the relevant documents to the IP for that purpose. Three months later,...

Case Study: Always Be On Your Toes

Chuckie, a partner at Messrs Finster and Associates (“IP”) acted for Tommy, the purchaser in a sale and purchase of a property. The property was charged to Bank ABC as a security for the loan extended to Angelica, the vendor in the transa...

Case Study: To Rest In Peace

Tina, a sole proprietor of Messrs Belcher & Co. (“IP”) was instructed by Teddy, her good friend who was terminally ill to convey a few properties owned by him to his family members. Teddy had two families from two separate marriages a...

Case Study: Leave No Stone Unturned

Messrs Turner and Associates (“IP”) was the panel lawyer for Bank ABC and handled commercial loan transactions for the bank. In 2013, Cosmo Property Pty Ltd (“Cosmo”) approached the bank to get a commercial loan of RM1,700,000...

Case Study: Always Do The Spadework

Messrs Korra and Associates (“IP”) was named as the Third Defendant in a writ filed by a Claimant who claimed that the IP was involved in a conspiracy to defeat the execution of an arbitration award against the First Defendant. It all ...

Case Study: When It Rains It Pours

Danny Fenton of Messrs Fenton and Co (“IP”) acted for Jasmine, the purchaser in a conveyancing transaction to prepare the SPA. The vendor, Maddie was not represented but was assisted by her daughter and son-in law. After the deposit was p...

Case Study: Present Here But Not There

Messrs Wakeman and Carbuckle (“IP”) represented the purchaser, Sheldon to prepare the SPA for a residential property. The Vendor, Tremorton Pty Ltd (“Tremorton”) was unrepresented. Two months after the execution of the SPA, Sh...

The Skinny On Checklists

Case Study: Riding out the Storm with Risk Management

Connor & Partners was established by Olivia and Peter Connor in 2003. They are a law firm that specialises purely in conveyancing matters. One day, Olivia visited the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) to get a stamp for her client&rsq...

Case Study: A Dicey Situation - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Jack Alastair, the sole proprietor of The Law Chambers of Alastair, notified Insurers of a possible employee embezzlement in his law firm. In his notification, Jack apprises that his account's officer, Elena, had committed criminal breach of trus...

Dispute on Legal Fees

Lindsey retained Messrs Kline & Partners to represent her in a divorce settlement. By an agreement, Lindsey paid RM20,000 to Kline & Partners as the retainer fee and should the matter proceed to the Court of Appeal, further legal fees will be...

Failure to Follow Client’s Instructions

Messrs Keating & Co, the Insured Practice (“IP”), represented both the Purchaser and Vendor in a Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”). The property in question was charged to Furama Bank as a security for a loan given to th...

Casual Conversations: A Panel Solicitor’s Point of View

In a continuation of frank conversations with stakeholders of the Malaysian Bar PII Scheme, we sit down with three Panel Solicitors (“PS”) to get their views of the Scheme and an in-depth look at their experiences so far in defending Insu...

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