Guidance on Professional and Practice Issues

The Law Society provides support and assistance to members on professional practice issues and concerns without giving legal advice.

Practice Issues

Members who have a concern or query on a practice issue may seek guidance from any of our Practice Committees by sending an e-mail to the Secretariat Representative to the relevant Practice Committee. The Secretariat will facilitate review of the query by the relevant committee.

Click here to find out how to raise a query to a Practice Committee.

Conveyancing Issues

The Conveyancing Practice Committee can provide assistance to members in settling disputes relating to conveyancing transactions so that they need not be settled in Court. Where the customary conveyancing practice is unclear, the Committee can be asked to provide guidance. However where issues are clearly legal disputes of a magnitude that ought to be brought to the Court for a determination, the Committee will not interfere.

Click here to find out how to raise a query to the Conveyancing Practice Committee.

The Law Society of Singapore administers an adjudication scheme for the expedited resolution of disagreements in respect of the withdrawal of conveyancing money from conveyancing accounts.

Click here to find out about the adjudication scheme.

Ethics Issues

Practitioner members who need guidance on professional conduct rules or professional ethics may direct their queries to the Advisory Committee of the Professional Conduct Council (formerly the Ethics Committee) in accordance with this [Note: to add hyperlink to relevant PD] Practice Direction.

The query may be sent by post, fax or email to the Representation and Law Reform Department, the secretariat to the Advisory Committee.

Members Resources

Members may refer to the following resources (some via Members’ log-in) which have been produced by the Law Society and our Committees:

Useful Publications

The following publications are also available at our e-shop:

  • Guide to Professional Conduct for Advocates and Solicitors;

  • Art of Family Lawyering (2nd Edition);

  • LSAS Handbook