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President’s Message

This was the speech delivered by the President at the Opening of the Legal Year on 8 January 2024. May it please Your Honour, the Chief Justice, the Attorney-General, Justices of Appeal, Judges, and Judicial Commissioners. I am honoured to welcome the

Lawyers perform many roles. Amongst other things, clients depend on lawyers to advise, analyse, strategise, crisis-manage, draft, represent and advocate on their behalf. In other words, a lawyer resolves a client’s problem and designs solutions for the client.[ref][/ref] Law firms should

This speech was delivered by the President at the Mass Call held on 21 and 22 August 2023. Congratulations to all of you on your admission as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court. I would like to take this opportunity to

This month’s recommended reading is Kenji Ong’s article, The Evolution of Practice. The article is featured in our June issue of the Law Gazette, as part of a regular column by our Young Lawyer’s Committee. Kenji is from Meritus Law LLC. He’s

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

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

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