Singapore Lawyers Warned Against Falsely Certifying Documents


Lawyers who falsely certify that they had witnessed the signing of a document, when in fact they had not, will be "visited with severe consequences".

The Court of Three Judges said this in written grounds released on Tuesday, explaining why it suspended a lawyer for 15 months over such "dishonest" conduct.

In the judgment, penned by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, the court emphasised that the gravity of such offences should not be understated. "Solicitors should ensure that they do not yield to the temptation to lower their guard just because they imagine that no harm will ensue."

Source: Selina Lum - The Straits Times