Singapore protocol adds non-regulatory approach to tackle inappropriate conduct in court

Following an increase in lapses of courtesy and inappropriate conduct in court, a new protocol for providing judicial feedback was introduced on 1 September 2016. It seeks to plug the gap between taking no action and making a formal disciplinary complaint. In this article, Thio Shen Yi, Senior Counsel, President of the Law Society, explained the reasons for the protocol.

The article was featured in the Law Society of Singapore’s monthly newsletter, and the president’s message appeared in the July issue of the Singapore Law Gazette.

Article: A Third Way

Newsletter of the Law Society of Singapore, October edition

Singapore Law Gazette website

80% of major jurisdictions use central qualifying assessment

In an international benchmarking exercise, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales finds that almost 80% of the jurisdictions surveyed have a common assessment as part of lawyer qualification.

Press release on SRA website

Report on SRA website