Disciplinary tribunal allowed to consider past cases in deciding penalty for lawyer

The Court of Three Judges clarified this issue when it remitted the case of a lawyer facing a disciplinary tribunal.
The Court of Three Judges clarified this issue when it remitted the case of a lawyer facing a disciplinary tribunal.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE -The top court for dealing with lawyer misconduct has ruled that a disciplinary tribunal can consider antecedents when deciding on the appropriate penalty for an errant lawyer. 

The Court of Three Judges clarified this novel issue when it remitted the case of Ms Constance Paglar to the disciplinary tribunal. 

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