As many of the day to day operations of running a business have legal consequences, it would be advisable to engage a lawyer. A good business lawyer would provide legal advice and assistance for every aspect of the business, from compliance with applicable laws to legal disputes and liability.
What Should be Done When Hiring a Lawyer
This guide published by the Law Society of Singapore sets out some simple guidelines to follow when hiring a lawyer. It also describes your rights and remedies as a client. The lawyer can provide advice on a range of issues ranging from criminal offence to domestic problems. The lawyer is obliged to keep the clients information confidential
Where Can One Find a Lawyer
The Law Society of Singapore, established in 1967,is the representative body for all lawyers in Singapore. The membership includes advocates and solicitors with practicing certificates, non practitioner members and Honorary members elected by Council. Its mission is to serve its members and the community by sustaining a competent and independent Bar which upholds the rule of law and ensures access to justice.
The Law Society of Singapore sets guidelines for fees that lawyers can charge. It also provides guidelines on what one can do if one is dissatisfied with the lawyer’s bill. Under section 108 of the Legal Profession Act (the 'LPA') and the Solicitors' Remuneration Order 2003 ('SRO'), the remuneration of a solicitor for non-contentious matters shall be the sum that is fair and reasonable having regard to all the circumstances of the case
How to Address Grievances Against a Lawyer
This guide describes the possible grounds for complaint against your lawyer and how the Law Society of Singapore will address your complaint. A client can complain about the failure of the lawyer to provide adequate professional service to his client by not meeting one or more of the standards prescribed in the Legal Profession.