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President’s Message

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

Can you believe it’s already December? The year has flown by. This is the year Singapore was released from the lockdown inflicted on us by COVID-19.  We said goodbye to TraceTogether, mandatory quarantines, Heightened Alert and dining restrictions. And then we returned

The end of 2022 is right around the corner. We will all have our own reflections on a year that has been filled with changes and challenges. For now, I would like to focus on a recent event: the Law

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

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

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

Let’s discuss the law firm environment and the legal profession. Recently, two lawyers were struck off the rolls for misconduct in their own offices. The first, a managing director of his law corporation, repeatedly slapped an associate and pushed a secretary to

I’m writing about exam cheating. In recent weeks, there has been an effort by some commentators to attack lawyers and the Law Society, based on actions of persons who are not lawyers and not members of the Law Society. Six persons cheated

I’m asking for a “Be Kind To Lawyers” month in April. April sees the introduction of the new Rules of Court. These are the procedural rules applicable to all litigants. The main users of the Rules of Court are Singapore advocates. All