Jeremy Balang graduated with honours from Cardiff University in 2016 and completed his Certificate in Legal Practice in 2017.

Jeremy later underwent pupillage at P S Ranjan & Co. and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 5 October 2018. He joined MahWengKwai & Associates in November 2022.

Jeremy’s primary area of expertise is in medical law. He has been involved in various medical and dental malpractice claims, acting for patients, hospitals, healthcare practitioners and professional indemnity providers. He has been involved as leading or junior counsel in various trials and hearings in the trial and the appellate courts of Malaysia, including the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. He has also been involved in cases involving the Malaysian Medical Council on behalf of patients and healthcare practitioners.

Jeremy’s other areas of practice include personal injury cases, occupier’s liability cases, debt recovery cases and general litigation.

Career to date

2022   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2018   Associate, P S Ranjan & Co.

2017   Pupil-in-Chambers, P S Ranjan & Co.

2016   Legal Intern, Rahmat Lim & Partners

Educational achievements

2017  Certificate in Legal Practice, Advance Tertiary College

2016  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Cardiff University

2015  INTI International University

Medical Negligence

  • Acted for various brain-damaged claimants and/or their family members, including infants who suffered cerebral palsy and also adult patients, in claims in medical negligence against the Government of Malaysia (involving Government hospitals), university hospitals, private hospitals, specialist doctors, etc.
  • Acted for patients and/or their next-of-kin in a broad spectrum of cases involving various medical specialties including anaesthesiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, dermatology, cosmetic treatment and surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, ENT, endocrinology, urology, bariatric surgery, oncology, gastroenterology, nephrology, paediatrics, neonatology, cardiology, vascular surgery, psychiatry, plastic surgery, internal medicine, rheumatology, etc.
  • Acted as counsel to law firms representing clients who are victims of medical or dental negligence.

Medical Defence

  • Acted for both doctors, hospitals and their respective professional indemnity providers in respect of patients’ complaints or suits filed by patients in the Malaysian Courts.

Disciplinary Proceedings and MMC Complaints

  • Acted as counsel in cases involving the Malaysian Medical Council on behalf of patients (in respect of their complaint to the MMC) and healthcare practitioners (in respect of disciplinary proceedings before the MMC).

Personal Injury

  • Acted for victims of motor-vehicle accidents in their claims in the Sessions Court and the High Court.
  • Acted for persons who suffered injuries as a result of unsafe or hazardous premises (occupiers liability)

Reported Cases

  • Pantai Medical Centre Sdn Bhd v Fareed Reezal bin Arund (suing through his wife and litigation representative Wan Zafura bt Wan Kassim) and another appeal — [2022] 4 MLJ 529 (COA)
  • Naren a/l Vejayan (suing through his mother and litigation representative, Sarroojar a/p Subramaniam) v The Government of Malaysia & Ors [2022] 1 LNS 1914 (JBHC)
  • Kuala Terengganu Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhd & Anor v Ahmad Thaqif Amzar bin Ahmad Huzairi (claiming through mother and her litigation representative, Majdah bt Mohd Yusof) and other appeals [2022] MLJU 2295 (COA)
  • Ahmad Thaqif Amzar bin Ahmad Huzairi (claiming through his mother and legal representative, Majdah bt Mohd Yusof) v Kuala Terengganu Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhd & Ors [2021] 9 MLJ 10 (KTHC)
  • Medi-Circle Sdn Bhd v Nur Zulaikha bt Dzulzaili (suing through her father and litigation representative, Dzulzaili bin Muhammad Nor) and other appeals [2022] 1 LNS 1546 (COA)
  • Gurisha Taranjeet Kaur (an infant suing by her father and litigation representative, Taranjeet Singh s/o Bhagwan Singh) & Anor v Dr Premitha Damodaran & Anor [2020] MLJU 519 (KLHC)
  • Dispute Resolution

    Arbitration
    Banking & Finance
    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional law
    Data Theft
    Debt Recovery
    Environmental law
    Family Business
    Intellectual Property
    Joint Management Bodies & Management Corporations
    Land Acquisition
    Mediation
    Medical
    Shipping
    Strata Titles & Common Property
    Tax

  • Corporate

    Banking & Finance
    Charities & Not-for-profits
    Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
    Environmental law
    Intellectual Property
    Tax

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Partnership Disputes
    Whistleblowing
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Citizenship
    Custody
    Family Business
    Immigration
    Syariah Advisory Wills