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ADV: CLAS Fellowship 2019 – Applications Open

ADV: CLAS Fellowship 2019 – Applications Open

Apply now for a fulfilling year of pro bono criminal law work. Applications close on 30 November 2018.

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Legal giant Rajah & Tann Asia launches digital unit

Legal giant Rajah & Tann Asia launches digital unit

New company harnesses AI-driven technology to deliver legal services digitally.

A future-ready justice system for Singapore

A future-ready justice system for Singapore

The proposed introduction of litigation scale costs may hurt Republic's standing as a global litigation hub.

New system to speed up legal aid for the needy from next year

New system to speed up legal aid for the needy from next year

Assigned solicitors, who are private sector lawyers registered with the bureau, will be able to browse and select the relevant cases they wish to work on via its revamped website.

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Doctor gets 2 years' jail for switching blood sample of HIV-positive boyfriend with his own

Doctor gets 2 years' jail for switching blood sample of HIV-positive boyfriend with his own

Ler Teck Siang, 36, is appealing against his conviction and sentence on two charges each for abetment of cheating and for giving a false statement to a public servant.

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Lawyers raise concerns over move to cut fees

Lawyers raise concerns over move to cut fees

They discuss proposals with Law Minister Shanmugam.

Opting for private surgeon? See fee guidelines

Opting for private surgeon? See fee guidelines

The move to publish the recommended charges comes after the Health Ministry accepted recommendations from the Fee Benchmarks Advisory Committee.

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Non-lawyers can now boost legal knowledge for work

Non-lawyers can now boost legal knowledge for work

NUS Law Academy caters to lawyers, other professionals to aid them in their industries.

Judicial activism, Singapore style

Judicial activism, Singapore style

The Government and judiciary are driving innovation and change in the legal services sector.

3 key trends will change how law is practised: CJ

3 key trends will change how law is practised: CJ

Reforms needed in view of globalisation, technology and commercialisation, he says.

Shaking up law schools and firms

Shaking up law schools and firms

While vested interests and other factors may slow the pace of change, there is a need to act now.

Rajah & Tann Asia's legaltech unit to counter competition from leading accounting firms

Rajah & Tann Asia's legaltech unit to counter competition from leading accounting firms

R&T Technologies recently acquired an 18-month-old legaltech startup LegalComet for an undisclosed amount to up the ante on its offerings.

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Supreme Court Case Summary: Re Nalpon, Zero Geraldo Mario [2018] SGCA 71

CA dismissed lawyer Zero Nalpon’s appeal for leave to bring judicial review proceedings against LawSoc's decision to dismiss his complaint against his opposing counsel. 

Journals Online: Assessing the effectiveness of sentencing guideline judgments in Singapore issued post-March 2013 and a guide to constructing frameworks

To assist lawyers involved in proposing sentencing frameworks, the article ends with a table of the 60-odd guideline judgments that have been issued in these past 5 years.

AGC rebuts don's criticism over disciplinary probe of 3 lawyers

AGC rebuts don's criticism over disciplinary probe of 3 lawyers

Prof Jeffrey Pinsler, a senior counsel, argued that the AGC "appears not to have taken into account the judge's clear statements that he did not find that the (three lawyers) had breached any rules of ethics".

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Lawyer reprimanded, gets additional fine for poem on death penalty

Lawyer reprimanded, gets additional fine for poem on death penalty

A tribunal has ruled that Eugene Thuraisingam had not intended to attack the judiciary with his death penalty poem.

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