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55 Market Street, Level 3 (Conference Room 1), Singapore 048941 (map)

Public CPD Points: 2.0

Practice Area: Private Client

Training Level: General

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ABOUT THIS SEMINAR

The desired outcome of the seminar is that solicitors become aware - or more aware - of the dangers of acting for clients who may not possess the requisite mental capacity to give instructions or engage the solicitor's services, and what are some basic precautions a solicitor should take when dealing with a client who may not have the mental capacity to give instructions.  There are serious adverse ramifications if a solicitor acts for a "client" who is adjudged by a court subsequently was lacking in mental capacity, and these could include the solicitor having to repay the costs that one has collected, and not being able to collect costs for work done, claims against the solicitor for professional negligence, and also for breach of professional conduct rules.

SPEAKERS

Malcolm Tan – Council Member, Medico-Legal Society of Singapore; Consultant, CityLaw LLC

Goh Kok Yeow –Head of Probate / Trusts Practice, De Souza Lim & Goh LLP

Dr Jerome Goh – Council Member, Medico-Legal Society of Singapore; Senior Consultant & Chief (Department of Forensic Psychiatry), Institute of Mental Health

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

http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/cpd/pdf/Brochure_Assessment%20of%20MCA%20(Portal).pdf 

For registration, please click here: 

http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/registration?id=SeminaronAssessmentofMentalCapacityofClients.aspx