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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We acknowledge that as advocates and solicitors we have a duty to contribute to civil society and nation building.

We acknowledge that as advocates and solicitors we have the means and skill set to contribute to civil society and nation building.

We acknowledge that as advocates and solicitors we therefore must contribute to civil society and nation building.

Organisations that Skrine support:

Teach For Malaysia

Who They Are:

An independent, not-for-profit organisation on a mission to empower our nation through education. They recruit high performing young Malaysians to join as Fellows in order to teach for at least two years in high-need schools across Malaysia. They work together with other educators, the community, public and private sectors, and so on, to impact lives in the classroom and beyond.

Initiatives:

Skrine Inter-floor Charity Bake-Off 2016

  • Raised RM13,778.25 in proceeds and donations to TFM.

Skrine-TFM Constitutional Law Workshop

  • Held on 19 April 2016 at SMK Seri Kembangan.
  • Facilitated by Sara, Angela, Chew King, Chong Ee, Hui Wen, and Zamir.
  • Presentation on the constitution and rights by Sara, Angela and Chew King.
  • Will follow up with Visit Skrine day.

Skrine Regatta : Paddling for Charity 2015

 

Dignity For Children

Who They Are:

A foundation seeking to empower underprivileged children to break the cycle of poverty through quality education, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around them. Their mission is to establish high-quality, one-stop community learning centres for the poor; implementing specialized learning environments which develop children academically and socially, empowering them to become productive members of society.

Initiatives:

Introduction to Debating and Public Speaking Workshop

  • We held a debate workshop in April 2016 and a public speaking workshop in October 2016 with Dignity for Children. Trishelea Ann, Foo Siew Li, Zamir Hamdy, Julia Chow, Chew King, Tan Hui Wen and Abdul Wahab facilitated the workshops.

Jumble Sale at Project B

  • Project B in Sentul is a collaboration between the Dignity for Children Foundation, the BIG Group and Berjaya Cares Foundation. In addition to providing work experience for underprivileged children at the café itself, all proceeds from Project B will go towards supporting Dignity.
  • A proposed Jumble sale on a Saturday afternoon to fundraise for Dignity as Dignity has indicated that their programmes in December are focused on fundraising. Jumble sale to possibly be done by staff/lawyers and students from Dignity.
  • Collection of items from the firm to be sold at the Jumbo sale.

 

Asylum Access

Who They Are:

A Malaysian-registered NGO and part of the worldwide Asylum Access movement. Their on-the-ground operations include collaborating with other stakeholders in Malaysia’s refugee rights drive and assisting, and equipping, the 150,000 odd refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia with legal services and practical options.

Initiatives:

Legal Research for Paper: Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya (Law and Policy Framework Analysis: Malaysia)

  • Skrine contributed a legal research report to Asylum Access Malaysia on statelessness (with Rohingya refugees in mind) in the areas of national and international laws on citizenship, adoption, employment, birth and marriages.
  • The Report was commissioned by the Equal Rights Trust and would be utilised towards strategic litigation and policy changes.

Research Paper

Legal analysis of Stateless Persons in Malaysia for Voice of t he Children– Janice Tay

Judicial Review

assisted in a JR application to quash the decision of the National Registration Department refusing to recognise the right of a mother and her 2 daughters to obtain identity cards. They were 3rd/4th generation Malaysian Indians.

 

The Lost Food Project

Who They Are:

A not-for-profit NGO, established by PINK (Parents International Welfare Association of Kuala Lumpur) to tackle local issues on saving food and reducing waste.
They collaborate with retailers and suppliers to redistribute their surplus food. The project works to reduce unnecessary food waste by collecting good food that is often disposed of as it nears expiry date, and delivering it to charities and NGOs around KL.

Initiatives:

Drafting Legal Contracts

  • Skrine is assisting The Lost Food Project in the drafting of legal contracts that are to be entered into with the respective charitable organisations and the food contributors. The contracts are carefully drafted to ensure the proper handling of the donated food supplies at every stage of the donation process.
  • In the long-run, The Lost Food Project, which is currently an initiative by the Parents’ International Welfare Association of Kuala Lumpur (PINK), aims to establish itself as a separate entity and Skrine will be working closely with The Lost Food Project in the establishment process.

 

The Lost Food Project

Who They Are:

They are a secondary-level learning center for refugees and stateless children in Malaysia.
They provide holistic learning for students aged 12-18 years irrespective of nationality, religion and cultural background using the Cambridge curriculum as well as a Life skills programme and extra-curricular activities to develop their student’s soft skills.

Initiatives:

Christmas Project

  • To station a Christmas tree on the 8th floor, decorate it with details of the kids + photo and a wish list from Ideas
  • Our staff and lawyers could either get a gift themselves or donate the money into our donation box.
  • We will then translate all the money collected into their wish list items.
  • During presentation day, we could invite Ideas over to give a short talk about Ideas Academy.

 

Future Lab

Who They Are:

A social enterprise that aims to help connect students and job seekers to awesome working professionals (mentors) who can provide informal career advice.

Future Lab gives students and job seekers access to a wide range of industry experts and provide a platform where they can learn and ask questions to help them improve and possibly helping them land their dream job.

Activities:

Volunteer as a Mentor

  • Future Lab is currently looking for lawyers to serve as career mentors for students and graduates (both senior and junior):
  • As mentors we would be able to:
    1. Contribute back to our society;
    2. Develop your leadership and communication skills; and
    3. Connect with students from around the world.
 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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SKRINE Clinches Top Honours at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017

On 6th April 2017, the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards was held and SKRINE was named

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

SKRINE also bagged 5 other awards

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Asialaw Profiles 2017

The Asialaw Profiles has ranked Skrine as Outstanding Firm and particularly highlighting the following practice areas:

Outstanding Firm

  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Project & Infrastructure

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