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What is the argument on the other side? Only this, that no case has been found in which it has been done before. That argument does not appeal to me in the least. If we never do anything which has not been done before, we shall never get anywhere. The law will stand still whilst the rest of the world goes on; and that will be bad for both.

(Lord Denning, Packer v Packer [1954] P.15 at 22)

UKSLSS responds to changes in NUS degree classification system

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VacScheme Helpdesk with SYNC

Dear UKSLSS members,

Thank you for attending the VacScheme Helpdesk 2015! The UKSLSS sincerely hope that the event had been insightful and beneficial to you in preparation for your vacation scheme application.

This is an event organised in partnership with the Singapore Young professionals Network Community, SYNC. We are pleased to have Tay Jia-Yi (Linklaters associate), Theodore (Freshfields trainee), Peng Kun (Norton Rose trainee/NQ), Jonathan Lim (WilmerHale associate), and Jonathan Hew (Latham & Watkins associate) to join us on the Panel Discussion and Networking session. The UKSLSS would like to thank them for their precious time and valuable advice in securing an ideal vacation scheme in the UK. That being said, our panelists attended this event voluntarily, and were not representing their respective firm.

Once again, we thank you for your continued support and hope to see you at our future events.

Photos from the event can be found here.

An Evening with Professor Walter Woon

The UKSLSS, in partnership with OSU and the Singaporean Young Professionals Network, are pleased to invite you to an evening with Professor Walter Woon, SC and David Marshall Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, NUS.

This invitation is extended to all Singaporean students (both law and non-law) and young professionals in the UK. Dinner will be provided at the event.

Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Time: 6.30 pm registration, for 7 pm start
Venue: York Suite, Royal Garden Hotel (2-24 Kensington High Street. London W8 4PT)

Please complete this registration form if you would like to attend:

We highly encourage all members to attend and look forward to seeing you there!

About the Speaker

Professor Woon is currently David Marshall Professor at the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore. He is concurrently Dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and Deputy Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. He is also the President of the Society for International Law Singapore (SILS); an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Society of International Law (Asian SIL); President of the Goethe Institute Society of Singapore; and an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). He was a Nominated Member of Parliament (1992 to 1996), during which time he was instrumental in the passage of the Maintenance of Parents Act, which he introduced as a private members bill. From 1995 to 1997 he was Legal Adviser to the President and Council of Presidential Advisers. Between 1998 and 2006 he was Singapore’s ambassador to Germany, Greece, the European Communities, the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Holy See.

From 2006 to 2008 he served as Solicitor-General, and subsequently became Attorney-General from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Judge Advocate-General and member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. He was a director of two listed companies between 1989 and 2001. He is also the author of four novels: The Advocates Devil (2002), The Devil to Pay (2005), The Devils Circle (2011) and The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2014).

UKSLSS Singapore Legal Forum 2014: The Legal Revolution

Dear All,

Thank you for attending Singapore Legal Forum 2014: The Legal Revolution. It was lovely meeting all of you! We hope that you enjoyed the Forum, as much as it was our pleasure organising it for you.

As mentioned in my opening address, I sincerely hope that the Panel Discussion and Dialogue with SMS Indranee Rajah gave you deeper insight into the challenges before Singapore's legal sector and more importantly, I hope you were able to take away some valuab le advice to guide you in your pursuit of a promising legal career.

We would also like to sincerely thank our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible.

As mine and the 2014 Exco's term draws to a close, I humbly seek your feedback on how you think the UKSLSS can better serve you. Please email me at with any comments or suggestions, and I would be glad to take them in and work with the next Exco to deliver your suggestions.

Photos from the event can be found here.

Warmest Regards,
Cheryl Teo

UKSLSS Social 2014: The Speakeasy

Thank you for attending The Speakeasy on Saturday at the Fullerton Hotel, everyone looked great and we hope you had a nice time!

If you would like to relive the night, photos from the event can be found here.

Admission to the Singapore Bar

We have linked a video above to provide guidance on admission to the Singapore Bar for graduates of the Overseas Scheduled Universities.

More information is available on the SILE website at and queries on the video may be sent in the first instance to .

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