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Articles by Practice Area: Mortgages and Loans

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...

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...

Self-Representation: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client” [1] – Does this apply when a lawyer is representing himself? Undeniably, majority of lawyers would assert that self-representation in their personal capacity is justified as t...

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Karpal Singh.  Preet Bharara.  Fatou Bensouda.  When these names are mentioned, we instantly recognise them for their work done in a precise area of law. There are numerous arguments as to why being a "Jack of all tr...

Keeping Watch: Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud is common in many jurisdictions around the world.  Escalating prices of property serve as a strong incentive for fraudsters. A “successful” mortgage scam can leave parties with large losses and start disputes as to ...

Case Study: Avoiding Corporate Negligence

“Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.”  -          Owen Feltham   It only takes a snail to create a landmark case in neglige...

Case Study: Negligent Preparation Of Loan Documents

‘Unsigned’, Sealed and Delivered FACTS: The Insured Practice ("IP") IP was on Islamic Finance Bank’s panel of solicitors and was appointed to prepare the security documents for a RM50 million Islamic Structural ...

Conveyancing Gone Bad

All names in the case studies are fictitious.    Claim 1: Duty of Care In 1996, Andrew (Purchaser) purchased a piece of land in Selangor from Gilbert (Vendor) for RM300,000.  Gilbert introduced Andrew to Rick & Co; and...

Partnerships of (In)convenience: You’re Liable Too

Partnership/pahrt-ner-ship/ (noun): The relation which subsists between persons carrying on business in common with a view of profit.[1] In West Malaysia, there are 5,786[2] law firms in operation, 48.75% are partnerships. Of...