11 Nov 2016
Gregory Vijayendran Appointed As The New President Of The Law Society Of Singapore For 2017
Gregory Vijayendran, Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has been named the new President of The Law Society of Singapore for 2017. As current Vice-President and the first non-senior counsel to helm the governing team in more than a decade, Gregory will on 1 January 2017, succeed Senior Counsel Thio Shen Yi, who will remain on the Law Society Council as immediate past president. Gregory was elected by the 21-member council.
The Law Society of Singapore is a body established under the Legal Profession Act. It carries out various statutory functions prescribed under the Legal Profession Act, including maintaining and improving the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Singapore, the facilitation of the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession, and protecting and assisting the public in all matters ancillary or incidental to the law. The Law Society of Singapore has also established a Pro Bono Services Office as part of its mission in ensuring access to justice for the needy.
Read the announcement here.