“Corporate clients have ‘deeper pockets’, so lawyers can bill them between $400 and $800 for an hour of work.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck
Shanmugam urges law students to temper expectations or pursue other career choices.
“If [law graduates] want to join a law firm, [they should] study very very hard and aim to be among the top few graduates. Also, make as many friends who are lawyers as possible.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck
“…the proposed change is in need of fine-tuning. For example, it would only cover motorists using devices with their hands…it would therefore be possible for someone using a tablet on his lap while driving to posit that his actions do not fall within the ambit of the amended provision.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck
“[The recommendation to have an appointed lawyer in a Disciplinary Tribunal is] timely…In fact, it bewilders me that they have got this far without such an individual embedded in the process.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck
As donations are from many sources, no one party is able to dictate the terms of usage.
“Because the donations came from many sources, no one donor can take charge of the total donations.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck
More hearing chambers, court rooms incorporated into design.
“I hope we will not have a situation where the ready availability of the court rooms and the judges results in litigants being hurried and pressurised to present their cases without regard for their lawyer’s tight schedule, readiness or availability.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck