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Ghaz001
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Legal Careers in Singapore!

Postby Ghaz001 » Tue, 15 Dec 2009 9:43 pm

Hey all!

I hope everyone's well. I've just registered here and was wondering if you could help me with some information regarding legal careers in Singapore.

I am a British national currently residing in UK and I am looking for a legal career abroad. Singapore particularly strikes me as a unique place with its melting pot society and gorgeous locales.

I was hoping you guys could fill me in about what its like to work in the legal field (if any of you do so) and things I should be aware of such as salaries, locations, recruiters etc.

I have just completed my extensive legal studies in the UK; LLB, LLM and the Legal Practice Course and whilst ideally I am looking for a training contract with a law firm, I'm also open to Legal Consultant/Assistant positions.

Any help on my job search is appreciated. :)

Cheers,

Gaz

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Postby wcs » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 4:45 am

Being a lawyer is a restricted profession in Singapore.

A summary provided by the Law Society of Singapore for admission to practice can be found here. http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/admission_pupillage/admission.aspx

If you have any queries on how to qualify to be a lawyer or whether your qualification entitles you to be admitted to the Singapore Bar, please e-mail BLE at blegale@singnet.com.sg.


However most of your initial queries can be answered by reading through the FAQ at The Board of Legal Education ins Singapore. http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/ble/faq.htm

There have been UK law firms which have been involved in joint ventures in the past. Alternatively there are maybe some international firms or trading companies which need to understand UK law so your skills are used, but not strictly as a lawyer.

Think laterally, use google, and perhaps the alumni office of your university to trace contacts.

Good Luck!

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Postby Ghaz001 » Fri, 18 Dec 2009 4:20 am

Thanks a lot WCS for the info! I was really oblivious about the way the legal profession operates in Singapore!

Thanks again! You've been a great help


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