CPD Direct Access is a mentoring programme, which aims to help young lawyers to achieve their potential through guidance and constructive feedback from senior lawyers that would support them in their professional development and personal growth.
Each CPD Direct Access will feature different mentors who will offer an opportunity for young lawyers to expand their knowledge and network with diverse practice areas. Mentorship is a reciprocal process, where both mentees and mentors are able to learn from each other. Mentees learn from the experiences and knowledge of their mentors, and mentors learn to see from the mentees’ perspectives.
Join this live webinar session and gain direct access to senior Members of the Bar.
Daphne Choy was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993 and had conducted her first trial in a running down matter when she was still a pupil. Having done trials in the areas of commercial, company, construction, civil and family law, Daphne is conscious that thorough preparation is essential for advocacy to be conducted efficiently and effectively — a point that is constantly highlighted in the courses run by the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee.
Daphne has appeared as counsel in applications and appeals before the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. Apart from serving in the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee, Daphne also serves in the following Bar Council committees: the Environment and Climate Change Committee, Family Law Committee and Mediation Committee.
Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff is a partner in Skrine’s banking and finance practice group, with more than 25 years of experience in Islamic finance and capital markets.
Shafika’s areas of practice include retail and corporate Islamic finance, project bonds, restructurings, real estate, and regulatory issues. Her clients include sovereigns and other government-related entities, international financial institutions, and corporate service providers. She also advises clients internationally on various capital markets, Islamic investments, waqf, and crowdfunding structures. Shafika is often sought after by financial institutions to prepare and update their documentation templates for Islamic financing to ensure alignment with the ever-developing Bank Negara guidelines and policy documents.
Besides her financing-related work, Shafika maintains a real estate practice and has been involved in a number of challenging mandates relating to amalgamation, re-alienation and subdivision of lands, sale and purchase of commercial buildings, and transfer of Malay Reserved Land and Bumiputra lots to public-listed companies.
S Saravana Kumar is a partner and the Head of Tax, SST & Customs at Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership. He has appeared in benchmark litigation with a volume of cases in tax disputes. Cited for his ability to “think outside the box” and “innovative approach” in interpreting the law, Chambers Asia Pacific acknowledged Saravana for being “efficient and helpful”
Saravana has been recognised as one of the “leading lawyers” by Asialaw Profiles 2019, and has been named one of the “40 leading lawyers under 40 in Asia” by Asian Legal Business. He has also been named as “one of the top 100 lawyers in Malaysia” by Asia Business Law Journal.
He chairs the Taxation Section of LAWASIA. He is also a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and International Fiscal Association (Malaysian Branch). Until recently, he was an Adjunct Professor with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (“UNITEN”).
Saravana is the Treasurer of the Kuala Lumpur (“KL”) Bar Committee and the Chairman of the KL Bar’s Professional Development Committee for the 2022/23 term. He also sits on the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.
Richard Wee was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999.
Terms and Conditions
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Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).