28 Jan '11, 3am

Most of the #Singapore lawyers behind no-confidence-vote petition against Law Society chiefs are from small law firms

AN ESCALATING row between lawyers and the Law Society chiefs that began over business-class travel is unmasking a bigger divide between big- and small-firm lawyers. The Law Society leadership faces the prospect of ouster as a no-confidence-vote petition has been filed against it, and The Straits Times has learnt that most of the lawyers behind the move are from small firms. On Wednesday, 88 lawyers signed the petition to be tabled at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). At least two-thirds of them are small-firm lawyers with 10 years' experience, but the group includes at least one Senior Counsel. Contrast that with the Law Society's 21-member governing council. Only a handful are from small firms. Lawyer Subhas Anandan, who spearheaded the EGM move, said yesterday that the number of those who signed was capped at 88, double the original number who had filed a petition....

Full article: http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/remweb/legal/ln2/rss/lega...

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