Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 11/1967

Read the first time on 24th May 1967.
An Act to amend the Legal Profession Act, 1966 (No. 57 of 1966).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act, 1967.
Amendment of section 82
2.  Section 82 of the Legal Profession Act, 1966, is hereby amended —
(a)by deleting subsection (1) thereof and substituting therefor the following: —
(1)  Where a solicitor acts for a housing developer in a sale of immovable property developed under a housing development neither he nor a member nor an assistant of the firm of which he is a member either as partner or employee shall in the same transaction act for the purchaser of that property.”; and
(b)by inserting immediately after subsection (4) thereof the following new subsection: —
(5)  The provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to any transaction where the contract for sale was entered into prior to the 11th day of February 1967.”.