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The Law Society’s Women in Practice Committee is thrilled to present its inaugural “Voices of the Women in the Industry” article series that aims to gather exclusive industry insight from inspirational women in law. Each month, our article series will

Dads and tots, a strange combination perhaps, but it can work according to the three super dads I have interviewed. Read on to find out how these super dads manage to balance their busy working professional lives with fatherhood. Jonathan

President Adrian Tan delivered this Commencement Address at the 2022 NUS Law and Music Faculties Commencement Ceremony on 7 July 2022. I am here to talk about your life: the one that you have had, and the one that you are

The Real Reason Legal Leaders Struggle to Bring About Change If you are a legal leader, chances are you’ve had to manage at least one person that’s made you want to tear your hair out. They seem smart, competent and committed to

The Law Society of Singapore’s Practice Well Initiatives for 2022 The recent announcement by the Interagency Taskforce on Mental Health and Well-being during the Budget 2022 debates that it would be considering setting up a national mental well-being office in Singapore[ref]https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/budget-debate-mental-health-taskforce-will-consider-setting-up-permanent-agency-lists-four-focus-areas;

General Communication and Plain English Outside of a law firm and the law courts, we need to communicate with clients, lay persons and business associates. How do you communicate clearly without resorting to legal jargon to make yourself understood? Good communication

What Does a Meaningful Conversation Look Like, and What Real Meaningful Steps Can be Taken? The heightened focus since January 2022 of this topic, due to remarks by the new Law Society President Adrian Tan and the feature pieces in Business

Since time immemorial, lawyers have been glamorized and romanticized from Hollywood to Mediacorp in movies, dramas, the media, and basically by everyone. Lawyers are glamorized and romanticized because becoming and being one is not easy. Law faculties around the world

I have followed the recent discussions on the exodus (also known as “The Great Resignation”), particularly of younger lawyers. This has raised concerns. Is the attrition rate a sign of something direr? Having practised law for close to 30 years, I

The recent full page feature on matrimonial lawyer Wong Kai Yun in the Straits Times (ST 28 December 2021) has sparked widespread interest in our profession on the topic of juggling life with how we practise law. Following the feature,