Regulation Directory project - Malaysia
Regulator(s) of Admission
Regulator(s) of Practice
West Malaysia: Advocates and solicitors in West Malaysia are required to observe rules for regulating the professional practice, etiquette, conduct and discipline made by the Bar Council, (eg the Legal Profession Practice and Etiquette Rules)
East Malaysia: In Sabah and Sarawak, The Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and the Chief Justice of the High Court of Sarawak respectively, are empowered to make rules regulating the practice and etiquette of the profession in the relevant state, the method for the keeping of accounts and disciplinary proceedings.
West Malaysia: The Bar Council handles all matters pertaining to disciplinary investigations and actions.
East Malaysia: In Sabah and Sarawak, the Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and the Chief Justice of the High Court of Sarawak handle all disciplinary proceedings.
Primary Legislative Source
The Legal Profession Act 1976 (“LPA”) generally governs the legal practice in West Malaysia. Practice in Sabah and Sarawak is governed respectively by the Advocate Ordinance Sabah 1953 and the Advocate Ordinance Sarawak 1953.