The Guide #2

Contract Review

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE IN CONVEYANCING PRACTICE IN MALAYSIA

by Nurul Aina Binti Azizan & Nazmin Nazifa Binti Noorzan,

EzriLaw Firm | 28 February 2020

Negligence in law can be defined as the failure to take reasonable care in order to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. Similarly, professional negligence means the lawyers are expected to conform to the standards that are termed as ‘reasonable competent practitioner'. Therefore, a breach occurs if a lawyer has fallen below the standards normally adopted by lawyers.

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UNACCESSIBLE
COMMON PROPERTY

by Mohamad Ezri Bin Abdul Wahab, EzriLaw Firm

19 February 2020

In every strata building, the Joint Management Body (JMB) or Management Corporation (MC) is most likely to face issues in managing the non-accessible common property which is only accessible through the parcel of owners. Due to this limited access to the common property subject matter, this article will discuss whether there is a possibility to transfer the obligation of maintaining the said non-accessible common property to the owner of the parcel who has the access to the common property.

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AMENDMENT OF INSOLVENCY ACT 1967:IMPACT TO THE GUARANTORS

by Nor Adilah Binti Mohamad Puzi, EzriLaw Firm

07 February 2020

In Malaysia, any matters pertaining to bankruptcy or insolvency are governed by the Insolvency Act 1967 (Amendment to Bankruptcy Act 2016-Act A1534), which came into force on the 6th November 2017 replacing the previous Bankruptcy Act 1967 (Act 360). These laws ensure fair and efficient distribution of debtors’ assets to the creditors and able to assist the debtors to manage his assets and liabilities if he fails to manage his property well.