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President’s Message

Dear Colleagues at the Bar, For this month’s message, I have three major news items to share. Two of them are hot off the press. All three are especially relevant and timely in the context of promoting economic resilience in the

This was the speech delivered by President Gregory Vijayendran, SC at the Opening of the Legal Year on 11 January 2021. May it please Your Honours, Chief Justice, Justices of the Court of Appeal, Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges

Wellbeing and Being Well In this closing message for the year, I want to share something largely non-law related for personal reflection and resolve. In the larger scheme of things, our life in the law is impacted by our wellbeing. We have

Where there’s a will, there’s a way … to give a legacy. (Adapted from opening remarks at a Community Foundation of Singapore-LSPBS “Legacy Giving” Webinar on 1 September 2020.) Legacy giving is one of the best kept secrets in town. For many

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