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Recently, I hosted the Presidents of Law Associations of Asia, or POLA, in Singapore. This is an annual international conference of legal industry leaders. But the pandemic halted POLA meetings for two years. This September, Singapore was fortunate in being

Message to newly-called members of the Bar There are three types of lawyers in the world. Each type is laudable, and has a purpose in society. Each type is distinct from the others. One type believes that lawyering is a job. It

Law Society President Adrian Tan gave this speech at Mass Call 2022. Congratulations on being called as advocates and solicitors. Today, each of you has been given something precious: a voice. Should you choose to speak in any court in the land,

Treasurer Paul Tan delivered this speech at the Mass Call on 24 August 2022. Your Honour, may it please the Court. My name is Paul Tan and I am from the Law Society of Singapore. Your Honour may recall that some 15 years

To my newly minted Learned Friends: Congratulations on getting called to the Bar! I know how tough it has been getting through law school, your training contracts as well as the Bar exam but you’ve finally done it and have

Welcome to the 30th anniversary of the Singapore Law Gazette! The Law Gazette started in 1992. Does it seem a long time ago? Some of our advocates and solicitors may not even have been born that year. Let me remind you what

This month we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Singapore Law Gazette, or Law Gazette or SLG as many know it to be. The magazine is the official publication of the Law Society and is managed by the Publications Committee,

In spite of the threat of thunderstorms forecasted for the afternoon game, we are happy to report that the event went on smoothly with no play suspension. This was the first sporting event held by the Sports Committee of the Law

A young man is tricked into becoming a pawn for an insurance scam. An intellectually disabled man finds himself in court after repeatedly calling the fire brigade each time he was stressed. An alcoholic faces mandatory imprisonment after stealing alcohol from a

The Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) was launched in 1985. A ground-up movement by senior lawyers, including the late Mr Harry Elias SC, CLAS has played and will continue to play a critical role in providing criminal legal aid for vulnerable