No. S 132
Legal Profession Act
Legal Profession
(Ad Hoc Admissions)
Notification 2012
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 15(6A) of the Legal Profession Act, I, Chan Sek Keong, Chief Justice, after consulting the Judges of the Supreme Court, hereby make the following Notification:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Notification may be cited as the Legal Profession (Ad Hoc Admissions) Notification 2012 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2012.
2.  In this Notification, unless the context otherwise requires —
“foreign senior counsel” means a person who holds —
(a)Her Majesty’s Patent as Queen’s Counsel; or
(b)any appointment of equivalent distinction of any jurisdiction;
“Senior Counsel” means an advocate and solicitor appointed as Senior Counsel under section 30 of the Act.
Matters specified under section 15(6A) of Act
3.  For the purposes of section 15(6A) of the Act, the court may consider the following matters, in addition to the matters specified in section 15(1) and (2) of the Act, when deciding whether to admit a person under section 15 of the Act for the purpose of any one case:
(a)the nature of the factual and legal issues involved in the case;
(b)the necessity for the services of a foreign senior counsel;
(c)the availability of any Senior Counsel or other advocate and solicitor with appropriate experience; and
(d)whether, having regard to the circumstances of the case, it is reasonable to admit a foreign senior counsel for the purpose of the case.
Made this 28th day of March 2012.
Chief Justice,
[RSCS R7/7 Vol. 13; AG/LLRD/SL/161/2010/18 Vol. 1]