Specialist Accreditation Scheme
Published: 20 June, 2017
Legal practitioners with at least 10 years’ PQE may apply to be a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. Applications open on 1 July 2017 and close on 31 August 2017. Interested applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the information guide on Building and Construction Law 2017 and download the application and reference statement forms for completion. Click here for more information.


Specialist Accreditation Scheme

Practical Aspects of Business Valuation for Litigation Lawyers
Published: 14 June, 2017
This workshop focuses on the valuation approaches/methodologies commonly used to value business and equity. Additionally, the workshop will also cover the valuation standards adopted internationally, valuation context, areas pertaining to the fundamental concepts and principles of valuation as well as the valuation premise and definitions of values used commonly in the financial and corporate world. Click here to sign up.


Business Valuation

SAL Distinguished Speaker Lecture - The Doctrine of Penalties in Modern Contract Law
Published: 14 June, 2017
The Honourable Chief Justice James Allsop AO will examine the history of the doctrine of penalties, its development and its place in modern contract law.
There is no registration fee for this lecture but seats are limited and are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To register, click here.



SAL Innovations and Ideas Scheme (SALIIS)
Published: 25 May, 2017
SAL is inviting members to submit plans to develop new schemes/ideas that can benefit the legal industry and/or wider community. Through its SAL Innovations and Ideas Scheme (SALIIS), SAL will support approved plans with seed funding to help develop and implement these schemes/ideas.

To find out more about SALIIS and how you can apply for it, please click here. Applications close 31 July 2017.



Building and Construction Law Course for Legal and Industry Practitioners
Published: 23 May, 2017
This three-weekend 27-hour course is for legal and industry practitioners who wish to have a better grasp of Building and Construction law. It is also geared towards Accredited Specialist candidates who are preparing for the exam under the Specialist Accreditation Scheme. Topics include Contract Documents and Risk Management, Time for Completion, Variations, Payment Regime and Security of Payments and more. Click here to sign up.


Building and Construction Law Course for Legal and Industry Practitioners

Extremely Handy to the Practising Lawyer
Published: 16 May, 2017
The Law Gazette recently published a book review by Mr Ang Cheng Hock, SC on our Law Practice Series “Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules 2015”.
“Professor Pinsler’s latest contribution to the area of ethics and professional responsibility is the hugely useful Legal Professional (Professional Conduct) Rules 2015, A Commentary. It is structured in a manner that makes it extremely handy to the practising lawyer. It comprehensively annotates each rule of the PCR 2015 in the order that they appear in the rules, making research easy and quick", writes Mr Ang.
Purchase the book and gain a full understanding of your responsibility towards a client.


Legal Professional

Transactional Lawyering Essential Series
Published: 09 May, 2017
Transactions lawyers will be faced with different types of transactions in their careers. Do you have the tools to solve problems across a wide range of industries and sectors to help your clients “get the deal done”? Is it enough to just solve the legal problems? How does a deal lawyer add value to a transaction? Express your interest by dropping an email to saltraining@sal.org.sg for any of the following essential series:
• Deal-making through Negotiation
• Contracting Now as Planning for Later


Transactional Lawyering

Sentencing Conference 2017: Review, Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Published: 09 May, 2017
This 2-day Sentencing Conference, in partnership with the State Courts of Singapore, will gather legal practitioners, legal service officers, academics and members of the Judiciary who will dialogue on issues impacting sentencing in criminal prosecutions locally and globally.
The Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales will deliver the special lecture on Day 1.
Click here to sign up.


Sentencing Conference

The Use and Abuse of Trusts and Other Wealth Management Devices Conference
Published: 27 April, 2017
This conference will focus on current developments and challenges facing trust law, and those who study or practise it, in the present political climate. The Honourable Mr Justice Snowden, High Court of Justice, England & Wales is the keynote speaker at the conference. Click here for more information and register today!


The Use and Abuse of Trusts and Other Wealth Management Devices

Pre-order: Data Protection in the Practical Context – Strategies and Techniques
Published: 27 April, 2017
Written by Associate Professor Hannah YeeFen Lim, this book examines comprehensively the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) and gives clarity to the recently adopted EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Gain insights on the key approaches to compliance, how it can be achieved and at the same time add value to the business. If you deal with personal data protection matters, either in practice or in business, then this book is designed for you. Click here to pre-order.


Data Protection

Practical Technology Skills Series
Published: 25 April, 2017

The Practical Technology Skills series seek to equip you with the tools to get your work done more efficiently. Upcoming training sessions include:

• Presentation Technology Skills – 13 & 14 July 2017

• General Online Research – 1 December 2017


Practical Technology

Misleading information on Russia-Singapore Arbitration website http://rsa.sg
Published: 21 April, 2017
It has come to  SAL ’s attention that a certain  Russia - Singapore Arbitration website - http://rsa.sg/court_documents/list_of_judges/ - contains information relating to SAL. The reference to SAL on this website is false and misleading. Mr Ooi Teik Wei listed as President of Russia-Singapore Arbitration is not a fellow of SAL. We have written to instruct the webmaster to remove references to SAL with immediate effect.



SmartLaw Assist Subsidy Scheme
Published: 05 April, 2017
SmartLaw Assist, an education fund subsidy scheme by The Law Society of Singapore in partnership with Lockton entitles Singapore law practices to get 70% funding for their first year subscription of Lawnet Premium’s Academy Publishing Collection. Find out how your firm can save up to 90% on Lawnet Premium Subscription with SmartLaw Assist. Visit http://bit.ly/2m6bUaw.



Sentencing Information & Research Repository (“SIR”) is now available on LawNet Premium
Published: 15 March, 2017
Gain access to this repository of sentencing outcomes and factors of State Court criminal cases from 2011. Users are able to perform targeted searches by charges or by cases and to use various filters to refine their searches. Users may also extract the results from SIR for the purpose of analysing the types of sentences imposed, the sentencing ranges, and for other forms of statistical analysis.
Click here for more information.



Legal Technology Vision announced at OLY 2017
Published: 09 January, 2017
The Legal Technology Vision describes the importance and increasing role that legal technology will play in the provision of legal services in Singapore for the next five years. It serves as a call to action for lawyers and in-house counsel to leverage technology to enhance their practice. Click here for the full text.



Specialist Accreditation Scheme
Published: 09 January, 2017
SAL is proud to launch the Specialist Accreditation Scheme at the Opening of Legal Year 2017. SAL invites legal practitioners who dedicate much of their practice in a specialise area of law to apply for accreditation. You may wish to visit the specialist accreditation website for more details.



The Legal Industry Framework for Training and Education (LIFTED)
Published: 09 January, 2017
The Legal Industry Framework for Training and Education (‘LIFTED’) is a professional learning and development initiative by the Singapore Academy of Law. Download the LIFTED Learning Planner 2017 now to begin your learning journey with a little help from LIFTED. Visit the LIFTED website at www.LIFTED.sg.