Fine-tuning Singapore's scales of justice

Taking litigation scale costs for solicitor-and-client fees off the table for now is the right move

At the second townhall meeting last Thursday between the Ministry of Law and the legal profession, Minister for Law K. Shanmugam announced that the proposed litigation scale costs for lawyers' fees would be dropped from the Civil Justice Commission's (CJC) consultation paper.

In 2015, the Chief Justice established the CJC to review Singapore's civil justice system, with the goal of modernising the litigation process. The CJC's report, issued last month, contained wide-ranging recommendations including overhauling the court process.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'Fine-tuning S'pore's scales of justice'. Print Edition | Subscribe