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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMISSION OF ADVOCATES AND SOLICITORS

Division 1 — Board of Legal Education

Division 2 — Qualified persons

Part III PRACTISING CERTIFICATES

Part IV PRIVILEGES OF ADVOCATES AND SOLICITORS

Part V THE LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE

Division 1 — Establishment, purposes and powers of Society

Division 2 — Members of Society and subscriptions

Division 3 — Council of Society

Division 4 — Election of members of Council

Division 5 — Officers of Council

Division 6 — Powers of Council

Division 7 — Proceedings of Council

Division 8 — General meetings of Society

Part VI PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OF SOLICITORS

Part VIA LAW CORPORATIONS

Part VIB LIMITED LIABILITY LAW PARTNERSHIPS

Part VII DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Part VIII REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY SINGAPORE LAW PRACTICES OR SOLICITORS, OR IN RESPECT OF PRACTICE OF SINGAPORE LAW

Part IX RECOVERY AND TAXATION OF COSTS

Part IXA JOINT LAW VENTURES, FORMAL LAW ALLIANCES, FOREIGN LAW PRACTICES, REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES, FOREIGN LAWYERS, AND SOLICITORS PRACTISING IN JOINT LAW VENTURES OR FOREIGN LAW PRACTICES

Part X MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Intervention in Solicitor’s Practice

SECOND SCHEDULE Inadequate Professional Services

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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PART X
MISCELLANEOUS
General provision as to rules
131.  All rules made under the provisions of this Act shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.
Offices of Board and Society
132.
—(1)  The Board and the Society shall each at all times keep and maintain an office and the address of the office and any change thereof shall be published by the Board and the Council respectively in the Gazette.
[8/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(2)  All writs, plaints, notices, pleadings, orders, summonses, warrants or other written communications required or authorised or ordered to be served on or delivered or sent to the Board, the Society or the Council shall be deemed to be duly served, delivered or sent if left at the office of the Board or the Society, as the case may be.
Service of documents
133.
—(1)  Any document, other than process of court that is required to be served or delivered under this Act, may be sent by post.
(2)  A certificate in writing signed by an officer of the Society or the Board or a member of the Council or the Board that that document was properly addressed andposted and setting out the date of its posting shall be prima facieevidence of service thereof.
[8/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(3)  Any document addressed to an advocate and solicitor at his only or principal address last appearing in the register of practitioners shall be deemed to be properly addressed.
Recovery of moneys by Society or Board
134.  In addition to any other method of recovery and to any other right, remedy or power vested in the Society or in the Council, any sum of money whatsoever payable under this Act may be recoverable by the Society or the Board as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Rules Committee to prescribe certain fees and costs
135.  The Rules Committee may, from time to time, make rules to prescribe —
(a)
the fees payable under sections 21(7), 24(5), 25(1)(e) and 93(6); and
[8/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(b)
the costs referred to in section 121(1) and (2).
[42/2005; 19/2008]
Relief to banks
136.
—(1)  Subject to this section, no bank shall, in connection with any transaction on account of any solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership kept with it or with any other bank (other than an account kept by a solicitor as trustee for a specified beneficiary), incur any liability or be under any obligation to make any inquiry, or be deemed to have any knowledge of any right of any person to any money paid or credited to any such account, which it would not incur or be under or be deemed to have in the case of an account kept by a person entitled absolutely to all the money paid or credited to it.
[4/2000; 41/2005]
(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall relieve a bank from any liability or obligation under which it would be apart from section 73 or this section.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a bank at which a solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership keeps an account for clients’ moneys shall not, in respect of any liability of the solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership to the bank, not being a liability in connection with that account, have or obtain any recourse or right, whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, charge or otherwise, against moneys standing to the credit of that account.
[4/2000; 41/2005]
Jurisdiction of court
137.  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68), a District Court shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and shall have power to impose the full penalty or punishment in respect of the offence.
[20/2007]