Legal Services Regulatory Authority

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority ('LSRA') was established as a department under the Ministry of Law on 18 November 2015, following recommendations made by the Committee to Review the Regulatory Framework of the Singapore Legal Services Sector in January 2014.

The LSRA performs the following key functions, some of which were previously undertaken by the Attorney-General’s Chambers' Legal Profession Secretariat and the Law Society of Singapore:

  • Licenses or registers all law practice entities;

  • Sets and reviews the business criteria and licence conditions relevant to different law practice structures;

  • Oversees the compliance by law practice entities of the business criteria and licence conditions;

  • Approves collaborative arrangements of Singapore Law Practices involving foreign ownership, profit-sharing or concurrent practice; and

  • Registers foreign-qualified lawyers and regulated non-practitioners.

To find out more about LSRA's licensing or registration of law practice entities, or the registration of individuals, please refer to the Ministry of Law's website.