Veteran offers glimpse of the future

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The SCCA’s Peers committee gathered a good mix of lawyers and even undergraduate law students to hear insights from former senior counsel and Singapore Law Society president Lok Vi Ming.

Veteran offers glimpse of the futureDuring a Q&A session, Lok was asked about the future of the profession. He said he expected a change in the nature of law firms, perhaps with older, larger firms phasing out and boutique-sized dispute resolution firms growing in number.

He also tipped the international nature of dispute resolution to continue growing apace, with lawyers who possessed regional ambitions having an edge over others.

Lok tailored his insights to fit all who attended, speaking at length about a decision to study law, his takeaways from law school, his opinions on major cases he had fought, and his reasons for starting his own practice.

Recollections also included his experiences throughout years in aviation-related litigation at a time when this area of practice was in its infancy in Singapore.