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Lawyers have been warned that stern disciplinary action can be taken against them if they offer discounts on legal fees for drafting hire purchase agreement.
THE owner of a law firm is suspected of absconding with more than S$10mil (RM23.1mil) of clients' money in what could be the largest case of misappropriation by a lawyer in Singapore.
THE Law Society has moved a step closer to tightening controls to safeguard the money clients hand over to lawyers, in the wake of the disappearance of lawyer David Rasif who absconded with millions.
FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the Singapore Medical Association, some other professional bodies here are looking at their own fee guidelines to see if they contravene the Competition Act.
Under a proposed move to tighten the rules governing handling of clients' accounts, lawyers may soon find it hard to withdraw money from these accounts.
A letter from ROGER TAN,Chair, Conveyancing PracticeCommittee,NG KONG PENG,Chair, Legal ProfessionCommittee,BAR COUNCIL, MALAYSIA.
The Bar Council wants the Government to amend the National Land Code to protect landowners and I>bona fide/Ipurchasers from losing or buying property through others' fraudulent actions.
The state of the judiciary is very much in the news today and in the forefront of calling for reform is the Bar Council. The country's governing body for lawyers was set up under a 1947 statute that charged it to uphold the cause of justice without fear or favour. Sixty years on, despite difficulties, it remains true to its cause.
From ROGER TAN, Chairman, Conveyancing Practice Committee, Malaysian Bar Council
From S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS, President, Consumers Association of Penang.