—(1) A person shall not be qualified to be a member of the Academy or, if he is a member, shall cease to be a member if —
he has been struck off the roll;
being a legal officer, he has been dismissed from the Singapore Legal Service for misconduct in his professional capacity;
being a member of the Faculty, he has been dismissed from the Faculty for misconduct in the discharge of his duties;
he has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty;
he is or becomes of unsound mind;
he is an undischarged bankrupt or a receiving order in bankruptcy is in force against him; or
he has entered into a composition with his creditors or a deed of arrangement for the benefit of his creditors.
(2) Any question whether a person has ceased to be a member shall be determined by the Senate whose decision shall be final.
(3) Where a member of the Academy has been suspended from practising as an advocate and solicitor for any period his membership shall be deemed to be suspended for the duration of his suspension.
(4) Where a member being an advocate and solicitor has been struck off the roll, he shall, on being re-instated to the roll, become a member of the Academy but nothing in this subsection shall affect the right of the Senate to terminate the membership of any such member pursuant to section 18.