As we have now concluded the Chinese New Year festivities, let us all welcome the year of the Tiger with hope and aspirations for the year to be blessed in all ways that matter most to us.
In this month’s edition of the newsletter, we have some very interesting articles to share with you. For the very first time, we provide you with an exclusive Q&A with the senior partners of Messrs Harold & Lam Partnership, namely Mr Harold Tan and Mr. Lam Wai Loon whom have both been extremely candid on their personal thoughts concerning court experiences and conducting online hearings. This is an article that you do not want to miss at any cost!
Our second article is also extremely relevant as it sets out methods and practices on how to deal with issues in relation to inter-floor leakages within a strata scheme. It’s a one stop article which articulates and answers in detail, most of the questions one might have in relation to inter-floor leakages within a strata scheme and this is certainly a must read for all.
Our third article is a practical guide which we believe many of our clients in the construction industry will find useful. It highlights the importance of construction document management and explains why it is absolutely necessary to have a systematic and structured document management system in place.
Our fourth and fifth articles are both case studies on two important recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and Federal Court respectively. The fourth article explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in Ahmad Zulfendi bin Anuar v Mohd Shahril bin Abdul Rahman wherein the Court of Appeal has decided that the lack of a driving license, road tax or insurance coverage should not be factored into increasing the liability of the said road user in a motor vehicle accident claim. The fifth article on the other hand elucidates the Federal Court’s decision in Maritime Intelligence Sdn Bhd v Tan Ah Gek wherein the court had occasion to decide on the issue of whether or not an employer can rely on post-dismissal discoveries as reasons to justify the dismissal of an employee in an unfair dismissal claim.
Finally, don’t forget to take a look into our Inside Out section for the firms latest updates and activities!
We hope that you enjoy reading this edition as much we enjoyed putting it together for you! Happy reading!
Chong Lee Hui
Serene Hiew Mun Yi
Amy Hiew Kar Yi
Tan Poh Yee
Hee Sue Ann
Chan Jia Ying