Singapore Legal Portal
Providing information on Singapore law and links to online legal resources for lawyers and the general public.
Links to sites providing information on Singapore law, news, legal apps and sites with collection of commentaries, judgments, legislations and other free resources; and links to internal portals.
Links to sites of Law Firms and Legal Practices and foreign attorneys with presence in Singapore; directories of lawyers, senior counsel, commisioners of oaths etc.
Frequently asked questions about Singapore Laws and links to legal guides - on subjects such as criminal law, employment, divorce and family matters, immigration and legal aid.
Shortage of training contracts - There is a shortage of training contracts in Singapore for law graduates; with about 650 law graduates in 2014 vying for only about 490 training contracts. .-Channel News Asia
Changes to the List of Approved Law Schools - The list of approved universities for the purposes of admission to the Singapore bar has been chnaged; with 11 universities omitted from the new list. -Ministry of Law
Singapore is a republic with a parliamentary system of Government. Her legal system is derived from the British and follows the English common law tradition.
The Constitution is the nation’s supreme law. It entrenches basic freedoms of the individual and provides for the organs of state. Any legislation contrary to the Constitution shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.
The legal profession in Singapore is 'fused' - a lawyer may act as both an Advocate (barrister) as well as a Solicitor. Lawyers may practise as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships (LLP) or law corporations (LLC). There can also be Joint Law Ventures and Formal Law Alliances between foreign and local practices. Foreign practices may be registered as Foreign Law Practices, Representative Offices or Qualifying Foreign Law Practices. The Law Society of Singapore is the representative body for lawyers in Singapore. The Singapore Academy of Law is a statutory body whose membership comprises the Bench, the Bar, corporate counsel and faculty members of the local law schools.