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President’s Message

This was the speech delivered by the President at the Pledge Signing Ceremony on Preventing Bullying and Harassment in Singapore’s Legal Profession held on 9 October 2020.Good afternoon Managing Partners, Deputy Managing Partners, Managing Partner-designates, Chief Executive Officers, Chief

Closing Remarks in Family Conference 2020 (15 September 2020) Good Evening, Honoured Guests and Distinguished Delegates of the Family Conference 2020, Ladies and Gentlemen,It is my privilege to deliver the closing remarks in Family Conference 2020 – Supporting, Healing, Reconstructing –

This one’s for the children. The children of the profession.As I write this, I am aware of anecdotal feedback and have seen some guesstimates concerning sizable numbers of unretained practice trainees. This year’s narrative is not just about the individual

Dear Members, Survey Results of Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Action Steps As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely devastated industries, companies and employees, disrupting businesses and our lives. Law firms in Singapore are no exception. A number of them (based

President recorded a video message to the new lawyers who were called to the Bar on 13 May 2020. Click here to view the video.First and Foremost, Congratulations!You are an elite group of individuals admitted to the roll of advocates

Better Safe Than Sorry Better safe than sorry. This likely sums up the present planned phased exit of the Circuit Breaker (CB) phase. It is not the jumpstart that a number were looking for. Many lawyers are eager to return to

Maintaining Connection at a Time of Distancing As members know from Prime Minister’s announcement on 21 April, the Circuit Breaker period will be extended until 1 June. In the past two weeks and more, the legal profession en masse had to urgently

Dear Members,This month’s message is predictably and understandably focussed on the COVID -19 virus situation and its practical impact and implications for us at the Bar. The coverage is not due to a penchant for morbidity. Instead, we need to

This speech was delivered by the President at the Opening of the Legal Year on 6 January 2020.May it please Your Honours, Chief Justice, Judges of Appeal, Judges and Judicial Commissioners. Welcome and Introduction First, let me extend a warm welcome to

As the last year and decade draws to a close, I shall take time in this final message of the year to bid a short farewell from the Bar to our old Bar Room at the octagon shaped State Courts.