Bernard Kok was admitted to practice as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in March 1992 and has been in active practice since then.The areas of law he practices are trust, administration of estate, commercial transactions, corporate, liquidation, receivers and managers, shipping, auction, associations and societies, mining, plantation agency, land, strata management, logging, local authority, labour, conveyancing practices including sale and purchase of shares, joint-venture agreement, franchises, trade marks, land, lease and loan transactions.
He is an accredited Mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Centre, and panel member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board since the 27th day of May 2008.
Bernard Kok was the Chairman of the Penang Bar Conveyancing Practice Sub-Committee for 2002 and 2003 and he is a member of the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee from 2002 to 2012.
He chaired in the Bar Council Solicitor’s Account Review Sub-Committee in reviewing and amending the Solicitors’ Account Rules 1990.He is also involved in the drafting of the proposed amendment to section 340 of the National Land Code and the proposed regulations for general meetings of the Joint Management Body and Joint Management Committee under the Building and Common Property Act 2007 for the consideration of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government respectively.
He is active within the Buddhist community in Penang and has been appointed the Legal Advisor of several temples.
Bernard Kok is the legal advisor for several Chinese Clans Associations.
He is appointed as Adjunct Professor of Multimedia University with effect from February 2012.