Specialist Accreditation

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Singapore Academy of Law's 
Specialist Accreditation Scheme

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Accredited Specialists in Data and Digital Economy Law

"[The Data and Digital Economy Scheme] will expand the opportunities
for lawyers to advance their professional competence and standing."

(CJ Sundaresh Menon, OLY 2022)

1 April 2022 — Applications to be an Accredited Specialist in Data and Digital Economy (D2E) Law are open to lawyers and inhouse counsel for the month of April.

Applicants just need to be to have at least 5 years of general practice experience, and some D2E practice and continuing learning involvement.

D2E continuing learning involvement can take the form of (not exhaustive):

-  attending or presenting at local and overseas web/seminars, workshops conducted by your organisation or a third party, classes
-  undergoing professional exams or formal education
-  contributing to articles
-  serving on committees

These D2E activities need not be accredited by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

In other words, if you attended, say, the TechLawFest, that would meet the continuing learning involvement criterion for one year.

All the necessary information can be found in:

Information Guide for Applicants - General AND
Information Guide for Applicants - Data and Digital Economy Law

For queries, please email [email protected].


Senior Accredited Specialist and Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law contribute to The Business Times (Part 2)

16 February 2022 — Soh Lip San and Sathia Jagateesan, as members of the SAL Law Reform Committee's Building and Construction Subcommittee, contributed an article to The Business Times, entitled "Championing collaboration in the construction industry", which discusses what collaborative contracting could look like for construction projects. This is the subject matter of the Subcommittee's latest recommendations.

Business Times 16 February 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law

Accredited Specialists in Data and Digital Economy Law

10 January 2022 — Applications to be accredited as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law or Data and Digital Economy Law for legal practitioners or inhouse counsel who have at least 5 years' PQE are now open. Please be familiar with the

  • Information Guide for Applicants - General AND
  • Information Guide for Applicants - Building and Construction Law
  • Information Guide for Applicants - Data and Digital Economy Law

which can be found here.

Application and reference statement forms may be completed online.

Applications close on 31 March 2022.


Senior Accredited Specialists and Accredited Specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law

10 January 2022 — The Specialist Accreditation Scheme is pleased to introduce the latest group of specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law. They participated in the accreditation programme throughout 2021 and, after a rigorous assessment process, are now part of a distinguished and select group of experts in their field. Congratulations go to:

Senior Accredited Specialists

Chong Ik Wei, Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
Joseph Tan Wee Kong, Managing Director, JLex LLC
Lawrence Teh Kee Wee, Senior Partner, Denton Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Accredited Specialists

Ho Pey Yann, Senior Associate, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Nathanael Lin, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Prakaash s/o Paniar Silvam, Partner, Oon & Bazul LLP

The directory of specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law now stands at 30 Seniors Accredited Specialists and 11 Accredited Specialists.


Senior Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law contribute to The Business Times

07 October 2021 — Following their appearance in the SAL webinar on what the construction industry can expect once temporary relief under COTMA ends back in May 2021, Kelvin Aw (CMS Holborn) and Sim Chee Siong (Rajah & Tann) contributed an opinion piece in The Business Times "Covid's lessons for the construction industry".

Business Times 7 October 2021


Introduction

The Singapore Academy of Law's Specialist Accreditation Scheme (the "Scheme") confers recognition of a legal practitioner's expertise and experience in a specialised area of law. It is an assessment process which requires a legal practitioner to show evidence of his or her knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialisation. Specialist accreditation is a voluntary and an individual endeavour.

The Scheme's purpose is to:

  • recognise the high level of proficiency of legal practitioners in their chosen practice area and promote continued personal professional development and improvement
  • incentivise younger legal practitioners to hone their skills and knowledge
  • provide the legal industry and general public with a reliable means of identifying and accessing legal practitioners who have proven themselves as possessing the requisite skills and knowledge in a practice area
  • promote continued development and improve the standard, quality and delivery of legal services

The Scheme aims to build an exhaustive directory of Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists for the benefit of users of legal services.

To gain a better understanding of the Scheme’s framework, the papers for the respective practice areas can be found here:

Legal practitioners interested in being accredited may apply to be:

  • An Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 5 year's PQE) OR
  • A Senior Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 10 year's PQE)
 

For 2022, specialist accreditation is offered for the following practice area:

  • Building and Construction Law
  • Data and Digital Economy Law