No. S 156
Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161)
Legal Profession (Professional Conduct)
Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 71 of the Legal Profession Act, the Council of the Law Society of Singapore, with the approval of the Chief Justice, hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st June 1998.
2.—(1)  These Rules shall apply to every advocate and solicitor who has in force a practising certificate.
(2)  In the interpretation of these Rules, regard shall be had to the principle that an advocate and solicitor shall not in the conduct of his practice do any act which would compromise or hinder the following obligations:
(a)to maintain the Rule of Law and assist in the administration of justice;
(b)to maintain the independence and integrity of the profession;
(c)to act in the best interests of his client and to charge fairly for work done; and
(d)to facilitate access to justice by members of the public.
(3)  These Rules shall, to the extent of any inconsistency, prevail over the Practice Directions and Rulings 1989 issued by the Law Society or any additions or amendments thereto.
3.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Court” means any court, tribunal, board or committee where an advocate and solicitor appears as a representative of another person, whether or not for a fee;
“firm” means a firm of advocates and solicitors and includes a sole-proprietorship and partnership of 2 or more advocates and solicitors;
“Judge” means a Judge of the Supreme Court, a District Judge, Magistrate, Coroner or any person presiding over a court or statutory tribunal.

Made this 5th day of December 1997.

Council of the Law Society of

Approved this 29th day of December 1997.

Chief Justice,
[LS/72/93;AG/LEG/SL/161/97/1 Vol.1]