Chances are, sooner or later, you’ll need a lawyer.

Reading Time: 3 minutesLaw affects almost every part of your life. If you are aged between 25-30, you’d have already sought legal advice from a lawyer or will need one soon. A common misconception is that lawyers are only needed to get you out of a sticky situation. In truth, they are also trained to give legal advice to […]

How can I be sure I’m selecting the right lawyer?

Reading Time: 2 minutesAll lawyers in private practice must hold a valid practicing certificate issued by the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Be sure to do a search online but recognize that law firm’s websites are not always updated. Law Society is unable to recommend a particular lawyer or law practice but you are able to […]

What should I be able to expect from a lawyer I engage?

Reading Time: 1 minutesLawyers are required to exercise the following under their professional conduct rules (This list is not exhaustive): Be diligent and honest in dealing with you Keep you and your case information confidential Undertake work in a way that does not unnecessarily escalate their fees Complete work within reasonable time frame Be a competent representation for […]

Can my lawyer choose not to work with me?

Reading Time: 1 minutesYes, just as you may discharge your lawyers any time, they can also discharge themselves on certain grounds: His discharge does not cause harm to your interest and the discharge is mutually agreed Your lawyer believes that the engagement will bring about a serious adverse effect upon his/her health You breach an agreement with your […]

How can I make the most of my interaction with the lawyer?

Reading Time: 1 minutesBe dead honest with your lawyer. Lawyers are unable to access the extent of your matter if you do not provide a full disclosure of what is involved. This means to also provide as much details and documents relating to the matter. Discuss legal fees upfront to prevent future disputes. Lawyers should be able to […]

What are some of the legal issues that are best done with specialized lawyers?

Reading Time: 1 minutesThere are some areas where you’ll probably need a specialist practitioner.  They include: Accident and Personal Injury Claims Bankruptcy & Insolvency Conveyancing for both Landlords and Tenants Divorce and Family Matters Criminal Matters For any of the above matters, our search function at AsiaLawNetwork.com makes it easy to get a list of relevant lawyers for […]

What you need to know about selecting your lawyer

Reading Time: 1 minutesFinding legal help at crucial moments can be unnerving. We have put together a series of checklists which might help you better understand how the process of choosing a lawyer that fits your needs – so they can provide you with independent legal advice. This list is non-exhaustive and serves only as a guide. (Click […]

Why You Need a Local Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you move abroad, you might think that continuing to use your lawyer back at home will suit all of your needs. Maybe you think, “Hey, I’m just moving abroad for a year or two and don’t want to get involved with another lawyer.” Maybe you just don’t know why you would need one. Sooner […]

How To Be Proactive With Your Legal Team

Reading Time: 3 minutesYour legal team is in place to serve you. They want and need to help you with every legal matter your corporation encounters. Whether it’s company formation, tax issues, litigation or something you never even imagined facing. Lawyers often want and need a lot of information. While this might seem intrusive, you will be the […]

How to Prepare for a First Time Legal Consultation by Phone

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you finally made an appointment to consult with a lawyer about that looming legal matter? Good for you. Many people don’t have much experience with legal professionals and are unsure how to prepare for that important first consultation. There are a few things you need to get organized before you get on the phone […]

Is it Time to Hire a Lawyer?

Reading Time: 3 minutesSometimes there are situations in life that spiral out of control. Sometimes, as much as you might like to, you can’t reach an agreement with another party. Sometimes you might need to employ the help of a skilled, trained attorney. It happens to all of us at some point. It might be a property judgement, […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs in all professions, there are varying standards to legal services. Competency of a lawyer does not only rest on the years of experience but could also depend on the exposure that a practitioner has in the specific area or industry. Like definitions of “reasonable” efforts, what constitutes “diligent” legal service to a client? Who […]