Mind Your Legalese: “I will sue you!” – Modes of Initiating a Suit

The legal world is filled with legal jargon that may be confusing and difficult for a lay person to understand. The “Mind Your Legalese” series was initiated to demystify legal jargon and help explain legal concepts.

So let’s start at the point of the beginning of a legal suit. How does one initiate a suit against another? In Malaysia, there are 2 main modes of initiating a suit – by way of a writ of summons and by way of an originating summons.