WHAT ARE RULINGS ?
A Ruling is an authoritative pronouncement or official statement.
In Malaysia, there are the "Rulings of the Bar Council" and
"Conveyancing Practice Rulings" for legal professionals. There
is also a "Special Ruling" which expires after a certain period.
These Rulings promulgated and enforced by the Bar Council are vital
to the growth of the profession and act as guidelines for lawyers, clarifying
their obligations and setting a standard.
- The Bar Council has adopted "Rulings
of the Bar Council" and there are 8 main sections, under the
Ruling - Name plates and signboards, letterheads and stationery, name
cards, main and branch offices, advertising, conflict of interest, pupillage
and professional practice.
- The Conveyancing Practice Rulings
was made by the Bar Council and that applies to all lawyers involved
in doing conveyancing work. The rulings consist of 9 parts - Advertising
and touting, conflict of interest, fees and disbursements, preparation
of sale and purchase agreements, Section 84 of the Legal Profession
Act, Solicitor' Remuneration Order 1991, undertakings, stakeholders
The Special Ruling will be made by the Bar Council on the special request
of Bank Negara Malaysia and in supporting the national campaign on Property
Under this Ruling, the application and operating effect of the First
and Fourth Schedules of the Solicitors Remuneration Order, 1991 (SRO)
have to be waived and suspended in respect all property and loan transactions
listed and falling within the Scheme for the period. In place of the normal
scale costs, the new rates of fees shall apply.
The Special Ruling applies to all lawyers involved in doing conveyancing
work pertaining to the campaign and not apply to other conveyancing work
where the SRO remains to be fully and strictly complied with. All property
campaign transaction effect after the expiry date will be reverted to
the scale costs under the SRO.