14 Feb '12, 9am

Legal Profession Act changes made: SINGAPORE: Three key amendments have been made to the Legal Profession Act, t...

Legal Profession Act changes made: SINGAPORE: Three key amendments have been made to the Legal Profession Act, t...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Parliament has passed amendments to the Legal Profession Act (LPA) which will make it easier for the courts to admit foreign experts like Queen's Counsel (QC) to appear in the Singapore Courts. The subject prompted a robust debate in the House with Members of Parliament (MPs) expressing concern over its impact on Singapore's crop of Senior Counsel (SC), who are considered the equivalent of the QC. Moving the second reading of the Bill, Minister for Law K Shanmugam told the House the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the banks and key stakeholders have welcomed the move. Singapore has grown exponentially as a business and financial centre, and that's accompanied by a corresponding growth in the demand for top-tier legal representation. In several cases, litigants and the man in the street have had difficulty getting the SC of their choice when they wer...

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