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Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Legal Aid and Advice Act and to make consequential amendments to the Legal Profession Act.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 47; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 850; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 848; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 849; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and to make a related amendment to the State Courts Act.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 39; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 4) Notification 2018

This is to notify that sections 8 to 16 and 33 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 694; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Foreign Representation in Singapore International Commercial Court) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 696; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 697; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 695; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Small Claims Tribunals Act and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 27; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that  Sections 5, 6, 7, 17, 21, 25, 32 and 34 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018, comes into operation on 18 April 2018.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 210; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018

This amendment Act seeks to amend the Legal Profession Act and to make related amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 15; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 183; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 February 2018
Date: 29 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 50; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Permanent Court of Arbitration) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 15 January 2018.
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 33; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Diplomatic and Consular Relations (Permanent Court of Arbitration) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 15 January 2018.
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 32; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mediation Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 624; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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