The process of engaging a lawyer in Singapore

by | Feb 4, 2024 | Resources

What is the process of engaging a lawyer in Singapore?

Customers connect with legal advisors for an assortment of purposes. Seeking legal separation, will composing and the deal and acquisition of property are only a couple of models. Yet, how might one approach employing a legal advisor and what happens consequently? How much are lawyer fees in Singapore and what should you expect before engaging a legal professional for your case?

Before you really start searching for a legal advisor, you have to decide why you need one in any case. In the event that you are employing a legal advisor only to draft a will, an intensity of lawyer, or just to make a deed survey to change your name, at that point it is a basic procedure.

Quest for a rundown of law offices or legal advisors. This can be found from the Law Society of Singapore.

Once you have already chosen and settled on a legal advisor, call and set up a consultation. A telephone interview is typically free and non-compulsory, where the legal advisor will brief you on what is expected of you in the significant matter(s).

In the event that you do choose to continue, set up an arrangement to meet with the attorney at his/her office. The legal advisor will at that point draft out the will, deed survey or intensity of lawyer after you furnish him with your own specifics. This is normally an irregular issue with one-off expenses.

For progressively confounded issues, for example, prosecution suits, marital procedures or the deals and acquisition of properties, it might occupy additional time and costs. The legal advisor may require a progression of gatherings to comprehend your needs and requests. Do remember that the attorney will just offer guidance and offer the strategies to attempt. You, as the customer, will be the one to settle on your favoured strategy.

For progressively entangled issues, the general advances are as per the following:

Subsequent to settling on the legal advisor and meeting up for a private discussion, the legal advisor will prompt you on the means required for a plan of action.

You will settle on the strategy and the legal advisor will at that point start with the primary draft of the procedures, be it a writ of request, sworn statement or resistance.

Contingent upon the case, your attorney may draft and send a letter of interest to tell the other party of your requests recorded as a hard copy. In the event that the other party decreases, case, discretion or intervention may then be required.

In the event that the other party’s legal advisor raises any issues, these will be conveyed to your legal advisor. Your legal advisor will at that point give you the essence of the other party’s requests before rendering further exhortation on conceivable activity or settlement.

In the event that a preliminary is planned, the legal advisor will tell you when to go for preliminary, what’s in store and how to act in court. He will likewise proceed with you the sort of inquiries to be required and how to answer them.

After the preliminary, if the court leads in support of you, you may get the response you need and the case is shut. Else, you can advance against the choice.

In specific circumstances, the court may allow orders for harms. In the event that the other party will not play out these commitments, you may approve your legal advisor to initiate a writ of seizure and deal where the other party’s physical belongings are seized and sold, with the business continues going to you as harms.

Since these include increasingly convoluted systems, the legal advisor typically charges the customer on an hourly premise by tallying the long stretches of interview and work performed before combining the bill in like manner. On the off chance that more than one attorney is included, the customer will be charged by the status of the legal advisors. On the off chance that it is a senior lawyer taking care of the case, the hourly fees can run up to more than $1,000. For progressively junior legal advisors, the hourly charges can less than $500 or more.

Notwithstanding discussion and charges associated with telephone calls and preliminary work, there are additionally coincidental charges that will be remembered for the bill to take care of the expense of composing messages, faxing, photocopying, examining, transport, etc. Take these into consdiration before hiring from any of the best lawyers in Singapore.

About the author

About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.