As the moon shines brighter and as our hearts gets lighter, we wish all of our celebrating readers a Selamat Hari Raya blessed with happiness and peace. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Labour Day and we hope that all of you enjoy this much deserved break over this long holiday weekend.
In this month’s edition of the newsletter, we have some very interesting articles which we hope would be of interest to you. The first article in this newsletter is a case summary of the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in PSI Incontrol Sdn Bhd v Ircon International Limited  MLJU 239. The case is of important significance especially for those in the construction industry, as it thoroughly examines the contractual procedures and notice requirements for extension of time and loss and expenses claims under the PWD Form DB.
Our second article is also extremely relevant as it sets out some very crucial pointers on what one is to expect when one gets sued. As the saying goes, disagreements are unavoidable, but how you handle them can make all the difference. Being prepared for a legal suit as a defendant is of utmost pertinence and it is important not to panic, so as to ensure you give your best fight in court on the dispute at hand.
Our third article answers a very frequently asked question by most clients that is whether they would be entitled to claim back the legal costs incurred by them if they were to be successful in their claim in court. The article is comprehensive and makes reference to various case laws in Malaysia and the U.K to allow our readers to have better context on how the law on costs works.
Our fourth and final article titled ‘Property Transfer by Way of Love and Affection’ explains the concept and benefits of transferring a property to your loved ones without any monetary consideration. Would you be required to pay full stamp duty in such a situation? Who are considered as “loved ones”? Read this article to find out more!
Finally, don’t forget to take a look into our Inside Out section for the firms latest updates and activities!
So sit back, have a cup of coffee (or any beverage you like) and enjoy reading this month’s edition of our newsletter! Happy reading!
Chong Lee Hui
Serene Hiew Mun Yi
Amy Hiew Kar Yi
Tan Poh Yee
Hee Sue Ann
Chan Jia Ying