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WINNABLE CASE

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Salam, 1) Actually the accused was charged under Section 304(b) Penal Code i.e culpable homicide not amounting to murder (2 nd limb) which carries maximum imprisonment of ten years. Compared to a murder case under Section 302 it carries the death sentence. Initially when we were appointed for any case, its always good to assess the chances of winning the case. By doing that we will know from the outset what the best options to the client are; be it to fight the case, ask for reduction or straight away plea guilty if the prosecution’s case is overwhelmingly strong and watertight. As for this particular case, I have confident that the outcome will be favorable to the defense . 2) Don’t be confused between the term ‘victim’ and ‘accused’. In a criminal trial, victim refers to the person who are assumed to be the one suffered, in this case is the man who died. As for the term accused it refers to the person preferred with the charge and directed to answer it. Sect

JUDICIAL REVIEW FOR DUMMIES

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Basics in judicial review; Under Order 53 ROHC, it must be made within 40 days from the date the decision was communicated. Its a public law remedy, similar to private law but under different terminology. For instance injunction v prohibition. Good reference; Administrative Law by MP Jain. Purpose to challenge decision by a public body. Who is public body? Refer case University Merdeka, must have some element of control. Who can file? A victim or aggrieved party with locus standi. (O.53 R.2 SR4) Leave to be applied first; When to apply? 40 days from decision date communicated, Filed in High Court, 1st to be filed is form 111A, 2nd is statement, 3rd is affidavit. 7. If leave granted (2nd stage) must fill form 111B (14 days after leave granted) and ensure include form 111A, statement and affidavit. To serve all respondents within 14 days. 8. Prayers; prerogative orders. Notes taken by amateur civillian in Bengkel Sivil Juham 1/2012 @ Bangi Golf Resort, 21 April 2012.