We refer to Circular No 174/2018 dated 17 July 2018, where we informed Members that during a meeting with the Attorney General, the Bar Council raised the issue of the need for amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 (“LPA”).
In light of the numerous amendments to the LPA that are being proposed by the Bar Council, the Attorney General requested that the Bar Council submit a proposed revamped LPA to the Attorney General’s Chambers.
In the abovementioned circular, we invited Members to provide their feedback regarding provisions that, in their view, should be amended in, or added to, the proposed revamped LPA.
The task to revamp the LPA is being spearheaded by the Bar Council Committee to Reform the Legal Sector (“CRLS”). Various working groups have been set up under this committee, which is looking at the LPA as well as considering views from Members.
The draft of the proposed revised LPA will be provided to Members of the Bar soon.
The Bar Council is organising consultations in various states in order to brief Members of the Bar regarding the proposed revised LPA and to obtain their feedback.