No. S 186
|Legal Profession Act|
|Legal Profession (Naming of Law Firms) Rules 1996|
|Citation and commencement|
|1. These Rules may be cited as the Legal Profession (Naming of Law Firms) Rules 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st May 1996.|
|2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —|
|3. These Rules shall apply to every advocate and solicitor in respect only of his practice in Singapore.|
|Approval of firm names|
|Language of firm names|
|5. Every firm name shall be stated in the English language, except that an advocate and solicitor may, with the approval of the Council in writing, state the name of his firm in any or all of the Malay, Tamil and Chinese languages also.|
|Contents of firm names|
|6.—(1) A firm name may —|
|Initials and acronyms|
|7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the name of a firm shall not consist of any acronym or solely of initials, but may include the initials or part of the initials of any existing or former proprietor or partner of the firm.|
|Firm name not to be descriptive of services provided|
|8. The name of a firm shall not contain any words which are descriptive of the services provided by, or the areas of practice of, the firm, except that the words —|
|Firm name must be fit dignity of legal profession|
|9. The name of a firm, whether stated in full or in the form of an acronym or by initials only, and whether alone or in combination with any other words or images appearing in the logo or other publicity of the firm, shall not —|
Made this 20th day of December 1995.
Council of the Law Society of Singapore.
Approved this 16th day of April 1996.
|(To be presented to Parliament under section 131 of the Legal Profession Act).|