Singapore Ministry of Law removing proposal for fixed legal fees

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Following feedback from lawyers in private practice, the Law Ministry (MinLaw) is removing the proposed scale costs - or fixed legal fees - lawyers could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

This move to peg professional legal fees to the amount claimed in civil suits was among several recommendations of the Civil Justice Commission appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon in 2015.

The commission was tasked to look at ways to modernise the litigation process and to simplify rules by eliminating procedural steps that waste time and incur costs.

Source: K.C. Vijayan - The Straits Times