20 Aug '11, 10am

Singapore needs to maintain vibrant law market: Shanmugam

Singapore needs to maintain vibrant law market: Shanmugam

With millions of graduates from India and China stepping out into the global market, Law Minister K Shanmugam warned on Saturday, that, like manufacturing, intellectual work such as those done by lawyers could be lost to these two countries. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Ng Kai Ling With millions of graduates from India and China stepping out into the global market, Law Minister K Shanmugam warned on Saturday, that, like manufacturing, intellectual work such as those done by lawyers could be lost to these two countries. It is therefore important for Singapore to keep its legal market vibrant and make the profession relevant at a higher part of the value chain, he said. He was speaking at the Singapore Legal Forum 2011, which was attended by 400 people, made up mostly of undergraduates pursuing their law degrees in the United Kingdom. He added that in Asia - with the except...

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