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Contents

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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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Non-practitioner members
41.
—(1)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), any of the following persons who applies for membership of the Society in the prescribed manner shall be admitted as a member of the Society:
(a)
any advocate and solicitor who does not have in force a practising certificate;
(b)
any foreign lawyer registered by the Attorney-General under Part IXA who is not a foreign practitioner member; and
(c)
any qualified person (not being an advocate and solicitor) who is ordinarily resident in Singapore.
[35/2001; 19/2008]
(1A)  Subject to subsection (5), any of the following persons (not being an advocate and solicitor, a foreign lawyer referred to in section 40A(1) or subsection (1), or a qualified person referred to in subsection (1)) may be admitted as a member of the Society on his application in the prescribed manner to the Society:
(a)
any member of the academic staff —
(i)
of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore;
(ii)
of the School of Law of the Singapore Management University; or
(iii)
of any department in any institution of higher learning in Singapore who teaches law in that department;
(b)
any person resident in Singapore who is recognised, by a foreign authority having the function conferred by law of authorising or registering persons to practise law in a state or territory other than Singapore, to be eligible to practise law in that state or territory;
(c)
any person resident in Singapore who is attending a course of study leading to a qualification prescribed under section 2(2).
[19/2008]
(2)  Every person who is a member of the Society under subsection (1) or (1A) shall be referred to in this Act as a non-practitioner member.
[19/2008]
(3)  Subsection (1) shall not apply to —
(a)
an advocate and solicitor —
(i)
who has been struck off the roll, or whose name has been removed from the roll under section 100; and
(ii)
whose name has not been replaced on the roll under section 102;
(b)
an advocate and solicitor who has been suspended from practice, for so long as the suspension remains in force;
(c)
a foreign lawyer whose registration under Part IXA has been cancelled, and who has not been re-registered by the Attorney-General under that Part;
(d)
a foreign lawyer whose registration under Part IXA has been suspended, for so long as the suspension remains in force; or
(e)
a qualified person who has been prohibited under section 83(3) from applying to the court for admission, for so long as the prohibition remains in force.
[19/2008]
(4)  A person admitted as a member of the Society under subsection (1) shall cease to be a member if —
(a)
being an advocate and solicitor referred to in subsection (1)(a) —
(i)
he is struck off the roll or suspended from practice; or
(ii)
his name is removed from the roll under section 100;
(b)
being a foreign lawyer referred to in subsection (1)(b), his registration under Part IXA is cancelled or suspended; or
(c)
being a qualified person referred to in subsection (1)(c), he is prohibited under section 83(3) from applying to the court for admission.
[19/2008]
(5)  A person admitted as a member of the Society under subsection (1A)(c) shall cease to be a member when he becomes a qualified person.
[19/2008]