No. S 442
Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161)
Legal Profession (General Meetings) (Amendment) By-laws 2004
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 70(1) of the Legal Profession Act, the Council of the Law Society of Singapore hereby makes the following By-laws:
Citation and commencement
1.  These By-laws may be cited as the Legal Profession (General Meetings) (Amendment) By-laws 2004 and shall come into operation on 23rd July 2004.
Amendment of by-law 2
2.  By-law 2 of the Legal Profession (General Meetings) By-laws (By 1) is amended by deleting paragraph (3) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(3)  In the case of an annual general meeting, the notice shall be accompanied by the report and accounts referred to in section 67(3) of the Act, and such notice, report and accounts may be given using electronic communications to the current address designated or notified by the member for this purpose.
(4)  Notwithstanding paragraph (3), a member may before 30th September of each year request in writing to the Society to send him the hard copies of the notice, report and accounts for the annual general meeting.
(5)  For the purposes of paragraph (3), the report and accounts (referred to as the documents) shall also be treated as given or sent by electronic communications to a member where —
(a)the documents are published on the website of the Society and remain accessible to that member from the website throughout the period beginning at least 14 days before the date of the meeting and ending with the conclusion of the meeting; and
(b)the member is notified at least 14 days before the date of the meeting, of —
(i)the publication of the documents on the website of the Society;
(ii)the address of that website; and
(iii)the place on the website where the documents may be accessed, and how they may be accessed.
(6)  Nothing in paragraph (5)(a) shall invalidate the proceedings of an annual general meeting if —
(a)the documents are published and remain accessible for a part, but not all, of the period mentioned in that paragraph; and
(b)the failure to publish and make accessible those documents throughout that period is wholly attributable to circumstances where it would not be reasonable to have expected the Society to prevent or avoid.”.

Made this 14th day of July 2004.

Council of the Law Society of
[LS/144/99; LS/1/Council/04/YD/cc; AG/LEG/SL/161/2002/1 Vol. 2]