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

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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. Subscribe