No. S 588
Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161)
Legal Profession (Amendment) Rules 2006
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(3) and (4) 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 2006 and shall come into operation on 16th October 2006.
New rule 10A
2.  The Legal Profession Rules (R 3) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 10, the following rule:
Exemption under rule 15A of Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules
10A.—(1)  An application for an exemption under rule 15A of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules (R 15) shall be made in Form I.
(2)  The applicant for the exemption shall —
(a)if required by the Board, appear before an interview panel appointed by the Board at such time and place as the Board may notify him; and
(b)produce to the Board any certificate (or a certified copy thereof) relating to the qualifications by virtue of which he seeks the exemption and any other document as the Board may require.
(3)  The Board may from time to time appoint one or more interview panels consisting of at least 2 members (at least one member of which shall be appointed from among the members of the Board) and each interview panel shall consider and report to the Board on all applications for exemption under rule 15A of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules referred to it by the Board.
(4)  A certificate of exemption granted by the Board under rule 15A of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules shall be in Form J.”.
Amendment of Schedule
3.  The Schedule to the Legal Profession Rules is amended by inserting, immediately after Form H, the following Forms:
[G.N. Nos. S 668/2001; S 22/2004; S 810/2005]
Made this 16th day of October 2006.
Board of Legal Education,
[Board/Gen/4/67 (2006) (Amend. Rules); AG/LRRD/19/2006]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 131 of the Legal Profession Act).