UK LLB - LLB 2nd Upper if admitted after 1 Jan 1997
JD – top 40% in Law School
LLB from institution of higher learning in First Schedule - 2nd Upper
No dual degree or accelerated courses
Combined degree – subject to approval
United Kingdom Birmingham Bristol Cambridge Durham Exeter Leeds Leicester Liverpool King's College LSE QMWC SOAS UCL Manchester Nottingham Oxford Sheffield Southampton Warwick
Australia Australian National University Flinders Monash University, Melbourne Murdoch New South Wales Queensland Sydney Tasmania Western Australia Canada Osgood Hall, York University of Toronto New Zealand Auckland Victoria United States Harvard New York Law School Columbia University Michigan University University of HONG KONG University of MALAYA
Not more than 5 persons appointed by CJ who are retired judges or advocates or solicitors of not less than 12 years’ experience, practising advocate & solicitor or legal officer of at least 10 years’ experience.
Decide if there is any cause of sufficient gravity for show cause action
Show cause why advocate & solicitor should not be struck off roll
‘ an advocate should be fearless in carrying out the interests of his client, but … the arms he wields are to be the arms of a warrior and not that of the assassin … It is his duty to the utmost of his power to seek to reconcile the interests he is bound to maintain and the duty it is incumbent upon him to discharge with the eternal and immutable interests of truth and justice.
‘ carry out his instructions in the matters to which his retainer relates, by all proper means; and consult with his client on all questions of doubt which do not fall within the express or implied discretion left to him; and keep his client informed of such extent as may be reasonably necessary.’
Immunity from suit under the rule in Rondel v Worsley
Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell - matters ‘so intimately connected with the conduct of the cause in court that it can be fairly be said to be a preliminary decision affecting the way the cause is to be conducted when it comes to a hearing’