Results of Annual Election of Council for 2021

30 October 2020  

Our Ref: LS/1/CouElect/20-01/DLT

To: Practitioner Members of the Law Society of Singapore

RESULTS OF ELECTION OF COUNCIL 2021

The following members have been elected to the Council of the Law Society of Singapore (‘Council’) with effect from 1 January 2021: 

SENIOR CATEGORY (not less than fifteen years’ standing)

The results of the Election held on Friday, 30 October 2020 for the election of members of the Council in the Senior Category pursuant to section 51 of the Legal Profession Act are as follows:

NAME OF CANDIDATE

NUMBER OF VOTES

Sam Hui Min Lisa (Lisa Cen Hui Min)

1,206  

Gregory Vijayendran Ganesamoorthy, SC              

1,504

Chia Soo Michael

856

Manimaran s/o Arumugam

807 

Ong Boon Hwee William

617 

Rajvant Kaur d/o Jagit Singh

465 

Accordingly, Sam Hui Min Lisa (Lisa Cen Hui Min), Gregory Vijayendran Ganesamoorthy, SC, Chia Soo Michael and Manimaran s/o Arumugam have been elected as members of the Council under section 51 of the Legal Profession Act.

MIDDLE CATEGORY (less than fifteen years’ but not less than five years’ standing)

 The results of the Election held on Friday, 30 October 2020 for the election of members of the Council in the Middle Category pursuant to section 51 of the Legal Profession Act are as follows:

NAME OF CANDIDATE                

NUMBER OF VOTES

Daniel Tay Yi Ming

167 

Lim Hui Li Debby

433

Simran Kaur Toor

614 

Goh Keng Haw

101

Accordingly, Simran Kaur Toor has been elected as member of the Council under section 51 of the Legal Profession Act.  

IF YOU FAILED TO VOTE AS A MEMBER AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF COUNCIL 2021

If a member is required to vote but fails to do so, he or she shall not be entitled to apply for a practising certificate unless he or she satisfies either of the two conditions under section 50(2) of the Legal Profession Act:

“50(2)  

Every advocate and solicitor who is required to vote for the election of the members of the Council in accordance with subsection (1) and who fails to do so shall not be entitled to apply for a practising certificate unless he – 

(a)  

satisfies the Registrar that he was not in Singapore at the time of the election or had a good and sufficient reason for not voting at the last election to the Council; or

(b)

pays a penalty of $500 which shall be credited to the Compensation Fund established under section 75.” 

As in previous years, a member who fails to vote may write to the Registrar, Supreme Court (and not the Law Society of Singapore) AFTER the date of the Election, to request a waiver of the voting requirement.

IMPLICATION OF I-VOTING ON MEMBERS OVERSEAS

Notwithstanding that i-Voting is possible anywhere in the world as long as you have Internet access, pursuant to section 50(2)(a) of the Legal Profession Act, members who are overseas on election day and who fail to vote, or have a good and sufficient reason for not voting, may write to the Registrar, Supreme Court to request a waiver of the voting requirement. This request is to be made via eLitigation (no court fees required) after 30 October 2020, using the eform ‘Request for Waiver under Section 50(2) LPA’. The Court will reply to you via eLitigation.

Yours faithfully

Delphine Loo Tan
Chief Executive Officer
for and on behalf of
The Council of The Law Society of Singapore

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