The SAL Overseas Attachment, inaugurated in 2011 exposes deserving young lawyers to best practices in litigation or arbitration. The programme aims to raise the standard in these areas of practice in Singapore and also allow internship awardees to serve as role models for other lawyers.
Overseas Attachments are awarded to deserving young SAL members with between three to 10 years of post-qualification work experience, who demonstrate an interest in commercial litigation or arbitration and who will be able to contribute to Singapore's legal industry. Recipients spend up to 12 weeks with leading sets of barristers' chambers in London to gain international experience and exposure and are required to work in the Singapore legal industry for a minimum for 18 months in institutions approved by SAL. They are also expected to take on active roles in SAL programmes after returning from their attachments.