Civil and Criminal Appeals in Malaysia (Fourth Edition)


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Civil and Criminal Appeals in Malaysia (Fourth Edition)
Nov 2023
DUO (Hardback + ProView eBook), 1206 pp

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“[T]his book will be an invaluable resource and an essential reference tool for all those involved in the appellate process, whether they are judges, practitioners, litigants, students, or other legal professionals.”
From the Foreword by
Tun Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat
Chief Justice of Malaysia
“The treatment of the legal principles and procedure on appeals in this book is wholly practical rather than academic.”
From the Foreword by
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim
President of the Court of Appeal
“… this book will serve as a valuable resource for all appellate advocates. It is a handy reference with meticulous research and compelling analysis on the practice and procedure for civil and criminal appeals in Malaysia.”
From the Foreword by
Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli
Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak

About the Book
This publication provides comprehensive and detailed exposition of the law governing the conduct of appeals in civil and criminal matters. It considers all practical issues faced by the litigator in conducting an appeal. The procedural requirements are analysed in depth to clarify the multitude of technicalities inherent in appellate practice. An essential reference for both civil and criminal appellate practice in Malaysia, it provides thorough and well-researched guidance for successful practice in appellate litigation.
This edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the recent statutory amendments to the Rules of Court 2012, the Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994, the Rules of the Federal Court 1995, the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 and the Criminal Procedure Code as well as case law relevant to appeals over the past seven years since the third edition. 
This is the one and only book in Malaysia which covers the appellate practice and procedure in both civil and criminal appeals annexed with relevant ancillary materials for the handy reference of busy court advocates.
Highlights of this edition
  • Step-by-step examination and explanation of the processes in both civil and criminal appeals in a practical manner.
  • Fully up-to-date incorporating latest statutory amendments and key case law.
  • Clear and insightlful discussion of appellate practice and procedure supplemented with convenient checklists.
  • Valuable collection of sample documents revised and updated particularly on Application for Review in the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court (to review the decision refusing leave to appeal by a single judge and to review the decision of a previous Panel).
  • Discussion on the appealability of an interlocutory decision.
  • Practical consideration of the technical matter of the proper approach for the filing of notice of appeal or cross-appeal against multiple orders in the same action.
  • Discussion on the court’s duty to give reasons for its decision.
  • Consideration of the Revision of Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023 and the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023 in the context of a criminal appeal at the apex court.
  • Brief Note on Appellate Advocacy and Appellate Jurisdiction of the Highest Appellate Court in Other Countries.
  • Extracts of updated statutory provisions relevant for appeals.


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