On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill

Fees for top lawyers among highest in the world but Law Society says gross overcharging is rare

Lawyers disciplined for gross overcharging are uncommon, says the Law Society, with the number of such complaints numbering just two a year on average.

This is even though the hourly rates of exceptional lawyers in Singapore are among the highest in the world, according to a recent study.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 08, 2019, with the headline 'On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill'. Print Edition | Subscribe