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For Singapore lawyers, we all have a common problem. The public thinks that it knows what we do, as lawyers. The public gets its misconceptions from Hollywood movies, Korean dramas, and American paperbacks. From these unreliable sources, they form a completely

On April 1, the Straits Times published an article by S Chandra Mohan, “Being a good lawyer requires you to be a good person: Opinion”. I agree with much of what he said. Lawyers serve the community. Often, they are the first

21 to 24 February 2023 “안영하세요 저는 이름이 마이클입니다. 저의 명함입니다.” (Hello, my name is Michael. This is my name card.) With that introduction, which I repeated at least 67 times with various persons whom we met in Seoul Korea, I tried my

COVID-19 gave us a timeout of two years where gatherings of the sporting kind were sadly put on hold. One such gathering which was sorely missed was the Law Fraternity Games (LFG) between the centenarians of the Law Society of

Can you believe it has been three years since Covid hit Singapore? In February 2020, the country went to Dorscon Orange. Then, we progressed to Circuit Breaker, and law firms all over the island were suddenly shut down. I remember chaotic scenes

The past two years were peculiar years. Covid-19 robbed all sportsmen and sportswomen of the opportunity to gather and joust for honour and glory in their respective sports.  That is why the hosting of Piala Pala 2023 was both monumental and

Predicting the Year’s Top Legal Developments At the start of last year, I’m certain that we wouldn’t have been able to predict how 2022 would have panned out. We might have guessed that most of the world would be vaccinated, and that

The legal profession is shrinking. Why does this matter to Singapore? What can we do about it?

Tribute to Justice of Appeal Andrew Phang On 28 November, the Chief Justice, the Attorney-General and other top names in the legal profession gathered in the Supreme Court to pay tribute to Justice of Appeal Andrew Phang Boon Leong in a