The mission of the Singapore Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is to advance access to justice, the rule of law, the economy, and society through policy, law, and services.
MinLaw plays the following key roles:
- Drives legal reforms to ensure a progressive legal framework that meets society’s needs.
- Oversees the policy for development, promotion, and regulation of Singapore’s legal sector to strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading international legal services and dispute resolution hub.
- Licenses all law practice entities and registers foreign-qualified legal practitioners in Singapore.
- Promotes and protects Singapore’s interests through cooperation and engagement with key international and regional organisations, and bilateral partners on a range of international legal policy issues, including transnational criminal and civil justice.
- Provides community legal services such as legal aid, community mediation, insolvency administration, and public trustee services.
- Regulates moneylending and pawnbroking, and supervises precious stones and metal dealers.
- Oversees land policy and administration, and the development of Singapore’s intellectual property sector, supported by its Statutory Boards