Adultery has become increasingly rampant and is an ever so common reason that parties state as being the reason for the breakdown of their marriages. However, while adultery is common, proving it is a whole diﬀerent ball game. To enable lawyers to better advise their prospective clients on whether they should use section 54(1)(a) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the speakers of this webinar will endeavour to explain via a question-and-answer session as to what is relevant to prove adultery in a divorce matter.
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Vicky Alahakone is a graduate from the University of Singapore. She has been active in the ﬁeld of family law in Malaysia since the 1980s. In the course of her career, she has handled cases involving cross-border disputes, as well as matters involving international abduction of children, apart from handling contested matrimonial disputes. To improve family law practice in Malaysia, Vicky has presented several papers and articles both locally and internationally at family law conferences. She appears regularly on social media to educate the public on their legal rights in the ﬁeld of family law, such as domestic violence, custody disputes, and issues regarding division of matrimonial assets. Vicky has been actively involved with several non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) involving families and children in the course of her legal practice, including the Women’s Aid Organisation (“WAO”), Protect and Save the Children (“PS the Children”), Association of Women Lawyers (“AWL”), and Pertubuhan Memupuk Asas Ikatan Keluarga, Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (“PEMALIK”). Her vision and hope is to see the implementation of a less adversarial system in the family courts of Malaysia.
Alex Tan Jee Hian was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1994 upon obtaining his law degree in the UK and completing his Certiﬁcate of Legal Practice (“CLP”) locally. He has, in the course of his practice, dealt with numerous cases involving contested and uncontested matrimonial issues, including but not limited to divorce, custody of children, maintenance, foreign marriages and divorces, division of assets, and abandoned spouses and children.
He is an active member of the Bar Council Family Law Committee (“FLC”) since 2009, and was appointed as the Deputy Chairperson of FLC for the 2015/16 term and the Co-Deputy Chairperson of FLC for the 2020/21 term. He has given several talks to junior Members of the Bar relating to the basics of family law and its relating procedures. He is also one of the founders of the Bar Council LawCare Committee in 2003 and remains active until today.
Alex Tan is also a collaborative law practitioner, a new form of alternative dispute resolution method in family matters entailing holistic approach towards the spouses and children in a matrimonial dispute.
In this webinar, Alex Tan will share his experience in gathering information from the authorities relating to adultery and dealings with private investigators.
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