No. S 182
Legal Profession Act
Legal Profession
(Accountant’s Report) (Amendment)
Rules 2012
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 73(4) 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 (Accountant’s Report) (Amendment) Rules 2012 and shall come into operation on 4th May 2012.
Amendment of rule 2
2.  Rule 2 of the Legal Profession (Accountant’s Report) Rules (R 10) is amended —
(a)by deleting the definition of “approved finance company” and substituting the following definition:
“ “approved finance company” means any finance company registered under the Finance Companies Act (Cap. 108) which is approved by the Minister to accept either or both of the following:
(a)deposits of client’s money for the purposes of these Rules;
(b)deposits of conveyancing money for the purposes of these Rules and the Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) Rules 2011 (G.N. No. S 391/2011);”;
(b)by deleting the words “a client account” in the definition of “bank statement” and substituting the words “any client account, conveyancing account or conveyancing (CPF) account”; and
(c)by deleting the words “(G.N. No. S 391/2011)” in the definitions of “ “conveyancing account”, “conveyancing (CPF) account” and “conveyancing money” ”.
[G.N. No. S 396/2011]
Made this 2nd day of May 2012.
Council of the Law Society of Singapore.
[LS/10/CVP2/Gen/11-09/AC; AG/LLRD/SL/161/2010/14 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 131 of the Legal Profession Act).