No. S 284
Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161)
Legal Profession (Amendment) Rules 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(3) of the Legal Profession Act, the Board of Legal Education hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Legal Profession (Amendment) Rules 2008 and shall come into operation on 6th June 2008.
New rule 16
2.  The Legal Profession Rules (R 3) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 15, the following rule:
Power to revoke certificates, awards and prizes
16.—(1)  The Board may revoke any certificate, award or prize granted by it to any person if the Board is satisfied that —
(a)the person has obtained the certificate, award or prize through dishonest or fraudulent means; or
(b)the person has, in his application for admission to the Postgraduate Practical Course in Law, made any statement which is false in any material particular or made or produced or caused to be made or produced any false or fraudulent certificate or other academic qualification.
(2)  The Board shall, before revoking any certificate, award or prize under paragraph (1), give the person concerned notice in writing of its intention to do so, specifying a date, not less than 21 days after the date of the notice, upon which the revocation shall take effect and calling upon the person to show cause to the Board why the certificate, award or prize should not be revoked.
(3)  When the Board has revoked any certificate, award or prize under paragraph (1) —
(a)the Board shall inform the person concerned by notice in writing of the revocation and cause the revocation to be notified in the Gazette; and
(b)the person concerned shall, where applicable, return the certificate, award or prize to the Board within such time as the Board may allow.
(4)  The certificate, award or prize shall cease to be valid upon its revocation.
(5)  In this rule, “award” includes an award of a pass or a distinction in any test, examination or assignment.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 668/2001; S 22/2004; S 810/2005; S 588/2006]

Made this 29th day of May 2008.

Board of Legal Education,
[AG/LEG/SL/161/2002/1 Vol. 6]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 131 of the Legal Profession Act).