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Arbitration is still the preferred mode of dispute resolution for international transactions but do parties always play it fair? Veteran arbitrators Michael Hwang SC and Chan Leng Sun SC weigh in on the ethical standards to ensure the legitimacy of this decision-making process.  
There may have been a childhood ambition to be vets but somehow law school took precedence.  Yet the call to defend the voiceless and those with no safety nets was so strong that they decided to get their hands dirty and go through huge financial sacrifices to serve on the wild side.

Ignatius Hwang, Lee Chuen Ling, Noelle Seet and Goh Jia Jie are passionate about improving animal welfare. Theirs is the first in a series of stories on SAL members who go an extraordinary mile for a worthy cause.  
The senior partner and head of Tito Isaac & Co’s dispute resolution practice shares why ready access to pleadings matters.
In our oral history programme, we have the privilege of speaking to some of the best trial lawyers in Singapore. When asked to recall their most memorable cases, it is often not surprising to hear that these are not their headline trials but occasions where they manage to uncover a gem of evidence that turned the tide in their favour.
"I had the privilege, after university, to work with the Judges of Appeals as a Justices’ Law Clerk. Even though I was fresh from law school, I found the judges extremely patient and understanding."