06 Dec '11, 7am

Law Ministry seeking Public Feedback on draft Bill

The Law Ministry plans to tweak the laws here to enable more scope for Queen's Counsel or their equivalent to be allowed to argue cases before Singapore courts here. These elite lawyers will be allowed on an ad hoc, case by case basis as decided by the courts, under proposed changes to the law. These lawyers will be admitted to argue commercial and financial cases and a case will have to be made out to convince the courts why they are needed. Background story You can view the consultation paper and draft Bill at www.minlaw.gov.sg and www.reach.gov.sg/YourSay/EConsultationPaper.aspx. The feedback may be sent in electronic or hard copy form to: Legal Industry Division Ministry of Law 100 High Street #08-02, The Treasury Singapore 179434 Fax: 6332 8842 E-mail: [email protected] But in domestic areas like criminal, family and administrative law, there will be more ...

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