Practice Training Contract
SECTION 1 - GENERIC SKILLS
 

  • 01. Interview clients/ Taking Instructions
  • 02. Law on duty of confidentiality owed to clients
  • 03. Proper handling of clients' funds
  • 04. Drafting simple contract
  • 05. Drafting letters of demand & general correspondence
  • 06. Drafting Deed Polls, simple Powers of Attorney and Statutory Declarations
  • 07. Conducting negotiations
  • 08. Carrying out Legal research including use of on-line resources / Preparing Legal Opinion
  • 09. Guidance on Legal Profession (Professional Conduct Rules) including conduct towards and in relation to judicial officers, court staff, clients, witnesses, opponents and other third parties, guidance on implications of 'Without Prejudice' negotiations/communications, conduct in conferences, avoiding pitfalls of conflicts of interest situations, solicitors’ lien over clients’ papers and matters of etiquette including attire, modes of address and dealing with situations if late for Court or a conference
  • 10. Receive instructions on or reviewing/monitoring of file

SECTION 2 - ACCIDENT & PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
 

  • 01. Familiarisation with various pre-action Protocols
  • 02. Taking instructions and statements from accident victims
  • 03. Drafting Writ of Summons & Statement of Claim
  • 04. Quantification of claims
  • 05. Preparing application for interim payment & supporting Affidavit
  • 06. Preparing List of Documents & Verifying Affidavit
  • 07. Attending Inspection of Documents
  • 08. Drafting Affidavit of Evidence In Chief
  • 09. Preparing Bundle of Documents
  • 10. Drafting Order of Court
  • 11. Drafting Interlocutory and Final Judgments and written submissions
  • 12. Conducting negotiations/advising settlement for litigation claims
  • 13. Coaching on advocacy skills
  • 14. Assistance in preparing for trial/ hearing of application
  • 15. Attendance at a hearing of application/trial

SECTION 3 - BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY
 

  • 01. Drafting Originating Summons and Affidavits and other cause papers for Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • 02. Drafting Originating Summons and Affidavits and other cause papers for Winding Up Proceedings

SECTION 4 - CIVIL & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
 

  • 01. Drafting letters of demand
  • 02. Preparing Writ of Summons
  • 03. Drafting O 14 application + Accompanying Affidavit
  • 04. Preparing Summons for Directions
  • 05. Preparing pleadings
  • 06. Preparing an application for Substituted Service
  • 07. Preparing an Affidavit of Service
  • 08. Preparing an Interlocutory application (SIC & Affidavit)
  • 09. Preparing List of Documents & Verifying Affidavit
  • 10. Attending Inspection of Documents
  • 11. Drafting Affidaivt of Evidence In Chief
  • 12. Preparing Bundle of Documents
  • 13. Drafting Order of Court
  • 14. Drafting Judgment
  • 15. Drafting Garnishee applications
  • 16. Drafting cause papers for Writ of Seizure & Sale
  • 17. Assisting in preparation of Interlocutory applications/hearings at trials/assessment of damages/ taxation proceedings
  • 18. Conducting negotiations/advising settlement for litigation claims
  • 19. Coaching on advocacy skills

SECTION 5 - COMPANY & COMMERCIAL LAW
 

  • 01. Drafting commercial agreements such as simple loan contracts & guarantees, agreements for sale and purchase of business/ shares, partnership agreement/ shareholders agreement etc
  • 02. Attending and taking down minutes of meeting
  • 03. Drafting Resolutions
  • 04. Preparing Notices / Agenda for Board/ General meeting
  • 05. Research company law including on-line resources /commercial law related issue
  • 06. Guidance on proper use of precedents
  • 07. Guidance on conducting due diligence
  • 08. Assistance in a commercial/corporate transaction

SECTION 6 - CRIMINAL LAW
 

  • 01. Drafting Letter of Representation to Attorney-General's Chambers
  • 02. Drafting Mitigation Plea
  • 03. Research issue related to criminal law
  • 04. Prepare written submissions for use in court
  • 05. Observing hearings at criminal trials/pleas for mitigation

SECTION 7 - EMPLOYMENT LAW
 

  • 01. Drafting Letter of Appointment
  • 02. Drafting formal Employment Agreement
  • 03. Drafting Employment Bonds/ Undertakings for Confidentiality, IP rights
  • 04. Observing mediation proceedings/hearings at Labour Court

SECTION 8 – FAMILY LAW
 

  • 01. Drafting papers for Divorce
  • 02. Drafting papers for Adoption
  • 03. Preparing Bills Of Costs
  • 04. Applying for Protection Orders
  • 05. Applications for Maintenance/variation of maintenance orders
  • 06. Drafting Affidavits for ancillary matters
  • 07. Observing matrimonial proceedings/hearings at Family Court

SECTION 9 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
 

  • 01. Trade mark searches
  • 02. Drafting applications & submissions to Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  • 03. Drafting statutory declaration to override any objections from IPOS/opposition to registration of trade mark/registered design
  • 04. Drafting Notice of Opposition
  • 05. Drafting Deed of Assignment of trade mark/registered design
  • 06. Infringement proceedings

SECTION 10 – LANDLORD & TENANT LAW
 

  • 01. Drafting Tenancy Agreements/Leases for residential and commercial properties
  • 02. Drafting Writ and Statement of Claim claiming for possession
  • 03. Drafting Writ of Distress
  • 04. Drafting application for leave to issue Writ of Possession + Affidavit
  • 05. Drafting Writ of Possession

SECTION 11 – WILLS, PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
 

  • 01. Perusing/drafting wills
  • 02. Perusing/drafting letters to banks & other institutions on assets of the deceased
  • 03. Drafting Originating Summons for Grant of Letters of Administration and Grant of Probate
  • 04. Drafting Renunciation, Statement for Letters of Administration/Probate
  • 05. Drafting Administration Oath
  • 06. Drafting Supporting Affidavit/Supplementary Affidavit with Schedule of Assets
  • 07. Drafting Affidavit of foreign solicitor on foreign law for foreign domiciled deceased
  • 08. Drafting application to dispense with sureties to Administration Bond + Affidavit + Consent to dispense with such sureties
  • 09. Drafting Administration Bond
  • 10. Observing probate proceedings/hearings

HONORARIUM & TERMS
 

  • 01. Honorarium - The honorarium payable to a practice trainee under a Practice Training Contract with our firm will range from $1,500.00 to $1,800.00 per month. No CPF is payable.
  • 02. Attendance - Trainee’s attendance and hours kept will be recorded daily.
  • 03. Working Hours - Trainees are required to work from Mon. – Fri. 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Lunch hour is between 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
  • 04. Deployment To Another Branch - Trainee may be deployed to another branch office in the course of training for better exposure.
  • 05. Leave - Trainees are not entitled to non-medical leave during training. A medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner must support all medical leave. This must be attached to a Leave Application Form.