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05 September 2014
The Straits Times

"CRIMINAL AND FAMILY LAW ‘A VERY GOOD STARTING POINT’"

“Corporate clients have ‘deeper pockets’, so lawyers can bill them between $400 and $800 for an hour of work.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

17 August 2014
The Straits Times

"S’PORE FACING A GLUT OF LAWYERS"

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

07 August 2014
The Straits Times

"NEW CURBS ON USING MOBILE PHONES WHILE DRIVING"

“…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

25 June 2014
My Paper

"A TIGHTER ACT TO DISCIPLINE DOCTORS"

“[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

15 June 2014
The Sunday Times

"LAWYER SAYS DONORS HAVE LITTLE CONTROL"

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

29 May 2014
The Straits Times

"NEW COURT COMPLEX TO BE THREE TIMES AS BIG"

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