Legal Profession Act
Legal Profession (Practising Certificate) Rules
G.N. No. S 63/2010
REVISED EDITION 2010
(31st May 2010)
[31st May 2010]
2. In these Rules, “practice year” means the period from 1st April in any calendar year to 31st March in the next ensuing calendar year.
3. An application for a practising certificate in respect of a practice year shall not be submitted to the Registrar earlier than the month preceding the commencement of that practice year.
—(1) In the case of an application for a practising certificate to practise as a locum solicitor, section 25(1)(a) of the Act shall be modified by replacing sub-paragraphs (ii), (iii) and (iv) with the following sub-paragraphs:
the name of the Singapore law practice in which he is or will be practising, if he knows the name at the time of the application; and
the principal address, and every other address in Singapore, of the Singapore law practice in which he will be practising, if he knows the address or addresses at the time of the application;”.
(2) An application for a practising certificate to practise as a locum solicitor shall be accompanied by an undertaking by the applicant not to practise as a locum solicitor unless such professional indemnity relating to his practice as a locum solicitor as prescribed in rules made under section 75A of the Act has been obtained.
—(1) The training required for the purposes of section 26(1A)(b) of the Act —
shall comprise 10 hours of training approved by the Council, of which 6 hours shall relate to areas of practice published on the website of the Law Society for the purposes of this rule; and
shall have been undertaken and completed by the solicitor during the period of 12 months immediately preceding his application for a practising certificate as a locum solicitor.
(2) Training provided by any institution or body named in a list published on the website of the Law Society for the purposes of this rule, in the areas of practice referred to in paragraph (1)(a), shall be deemed to be approved by the Council for the purposes of this rule.
6. The Registrar or the Council may in his or its discretion require a statutory declaration or such other evidence as he or the Council may consider necessary in support of the facts, circumstances or particulars contained in any application or statement delivered under these Rules.