Posted on Sep 25, 2019

Veon Szu & Kok Thye (George Town Office)

On 21.5.2019, the Plaintiffs of a company dispute case, in a surprise move, took out an application seeking an order to disqualify my firm from acting for the Defendant under O. 92 r. 4 Rules of Court 2012. The provisions of the Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978 alleged to have been breached by the legal firm are rules 3, 4, 5 and 28. We strenuously opposed the Plaintiffs' application.

After hearing both parties submissions, the learned Judicial Commissioner dismissed the Plaintiffs' unfounded application with costs and held:
"I am of the considered view that the grounds raised by the Plaintiffs are frivolous and vexatious. The fact situation does not fall within the ambit of O. 92 r. 4 Rules of the Court 2012 and rules 3, 4, 5 and 28 of the Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978."

My associate, Ms Tan Kah Hoay, defended my firm against the Plaintiffs' baseless application before the Penang High Court. The grounds of decision is now available online under citation [2019] 1 LNS 1204.
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