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National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kong Si Auditorium, City Hall Wing, Basement 1, 1 St Andrew Roa (map)

No. of Public CPD Points: 1.5

Practice Area: Contemporary Issues in Legal Practice

Training Level: General

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ABOUT THIS SEMINAR

The globalised nature of the world economy makes legal practice more challenging than ever. Increasingly, Singapore lawyers are engaged to advise on a wide array of legal matters that transcends a number of jurisdictions and across different disciplines. At the same time, issues such as technology disruption, diversity of clients’ needs, work-life balance, are affecting the way legal practices are being run.

The theme for this year’s programme is “Slimming Down, Bulking Up” and we are pleased to have invited Mr Lok Vi Ming, SC - Managing Director, LVM Law Chambers LLC to deliver the Keynote Speech. Vi Ming is both a highly sought-after arbitration counsel and as well as an arbitrator. He is regularly named in international publications such as the International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Chambers as a leading practitioner. Moving on to start his own practice after being in a large firm for years, Vi Ming actively describes his practice as one which combines leanness and agility on the one hand, and effectiveness and capability to cater to client’s needs on the other. He will share on the challenges faced during this transition and how the current legal landscape brought about the idea/solution for slimming down, bulking up.

Vi Ming will be joined by other panellists to discuss the following:-

  • How a practice can be lean and agile? For example, by using technology to assist lawyers / law firm for repetitive work; by re-defining the traditional view of what a lawyer can do and contributing more; by allowing admin staff to grow their capabilities and break out of the mould

  • How the same practice can bulk up? For example, by having capabilities in different practice areas; by being able to advise on cross-border and international legal issues

  • Lastly, what advice can be given to the junior practitioners in embarking on their own journey in the legal profession, especially in the current legal landscape – increased globalisation of markets, catering to a more diverse need of clients, work-life balance etc.

To register for the programme, please click here.

For more information, please click here for the publicity brochure.