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Rosemmawati Hussin hails from Kota Bahru, Kelantan She finished her secondary schooling in her hometown before coming to Kuala Lumpur to enrol in University Malaya. She graduated with Second Class Honours from University Malaya in April 2001 and thereafter read in chambers at Md. Tajuddin & Co.
During her nine months of pupillage, she gained much experience in the field of Civil Litigation, Corporate and Conveyancing Practice. She has also assisted the partners in her previous firms in corporate drafting work. Her corporate and conveyancing exposure includes preparing specialized tenancies for contract harvesters of oil palm estates, share sale agreements including preparing Foreign Investment Committee applications. She also did opinion writing for institutional clients on various issues particularly related to banking and debt recovery.
Rose moved back to her hometown for personal reasons where she joined the well known firm of Foo Say Ghee & Zamzuri. There she continued to handle mainly civil litigation matters. However, as often is the case with a provincial practise, her portfolio there was very much a mixed bag and this allowed her to gain much wider exposure.
Now Rose handles mainly civil litigation matters including debt recovery and breach of contract claim. Rose also handles a fair bit of conveyancing matters including conveyancing arising from estate planning, estate devolution and retail sale & purchases.
After schooling in Victoria Institution, K.Selva Kumaran was awarded a Federal Government scholarship to do his G.C.E A-Levels in Malaysia followed by his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where he graduated with Class One Honours. The Federal Government having obliged further, Selva read for his English Bar Finals examinations. Having been called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, he returned to Malaysia to read in the chambers of Mr. Varghese George of Messrs. Zain & Co., the head of litigation at that time and later Judge of the Court of Appeal (retired).
Selva also gained invaluable experience by working closely with Tn Hj Sulaiman Abdullah during his pupillage. He then joined Md. Tajuddin & Co as a Legal Assistant in 1995. K.Selva Kumaran was awarded a Master in Laws degree by the University of Malaya in 1997 while in full time legal practice. His practice in Md. Tajuddin & Co. was mainly in civil litigation, especially banking, land and construction related work. He was then invited to join that partnership on 1st June, 2000 and stayed there till April 2008. Whilst there Selva was also instrumental in jointly crafting Sale and Purchase Agreements for the disposal of Perbadanan Danaharta Nasional Berhad’s interest in unsold shopping complexes as a single unit rather than being sold merely as unsold lots. He also assisted the other partners there in corporate advisory and drafting work including joint venture, construction, agency and debt settlement agreements. Another aspect of this work was assisting in drafting agreements between the Federal Government, the State Governments and PAAB in the context of the rationalization of the water industry. In the last few years in Md Tajuddin & Co., K.Selva Kumaran was heading the litigation team there. His litigation exposure includes conducting full trials (up to the High Court) for both institutional and individual clients. He has also conducted appeal hearings in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court including arguing against injunctions being granted against Perbadanan Danaharta Nasional Berhad and banking clients.
In May of 2008, Selva decided to venture together with Rosemmawati Hussin and the firm of Rose Hussin, Advocates & Solicitors became a partnership. Selva is on the Discipline Committee panel of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board and routinely chairs Discipline Committee hearings on behalf of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board in investigating complaints against solicitors. He previously also lectured at the compulsory Ethics Course for pupils in chambers organized by the Bar Council until they were discontinued. Selva also assists the Legal Qualifying Board.
After completing his Bachelor of Laws degree and obtaining the Certificate of Legal Practice, Shankar Gunaratnam read in the chambers of Dato' Anantham Kasinather of Messrs. Skrine & Co. Following his pupillage at Messrs. Skrine & Co., he was then retained as a Legal Assistant there and served as a Legal Assistant from January 1995 until the end of 1999. At Messrs. Skrine & Co., he served as a Legal Assistant in the litigation department handling general litigation matters with an emphasis on liquidation work.
Following his stint in Messrs Skrine & Co., Shankar then joined Messrs. Sivananthan and subsequently Messr. Wong-Cheng Kiat-Loh wherein he headed the Ligation department at Wong-Cheng Kiat-Loh. Prior to joining Messrs. Rose Hussin, he was last employed as a senior legal assistant overseeing litigation matters at Messrs. Kamarudin & Partners. He spent his first 8 years of practice in banking litigation and corporate insolvency and regularly advised and acted for financial institutions liquidators and receivers and managers.
One of the main areas of emphasis was bankruptcy and insolvency matters where he still maintains an interest in the area of insolvency. In the last 6 years he has expanded his area of practice to include minority oppression actions, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, recovery actions involving fraudulent directors and officers and joint venture disputes and estate disputes. Shankar has conducted full trials up to the High Court and has handled full appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
He also has considerable experience in tribunals and conducted trials at the Industrial Court and represented clients during inquiries including at disciplinary proceedings at the Malaysian Medical Council. He brings added perspective in such matters as he also serves on the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board sitting on complaints against advocates and solicitors.
We are sad to inform that Jie Luan has commenced her leave on 11 June 2022 before she moves on to a new phase of her career. We wish her all the best in her new endeavour. If you have any work related queries for Jie Luan, please forward the same to Selva or Rose