RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to present the RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Subhas Anandan Pro Bono Award today at the inaugural NUS Law Pro Bono Awards Ceremony 2016. The Ceremony was held at the NUS Bukit Timah Campus with Guest of Honour, Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State gracing the event.
A tribute to Subhas Anandan, the Firm’s late Senior Partner and Singapore’s most illustrious criminal lawyer, the Award will provide $25 000 over a period of 5 years to fund worthy projects. The first winner of the Award is the NUS Law Criminal Justice Club (CJC). The CJC advocates positive change in Singapore’s criminal justice landscape, most notably on the issues of wrongful convictions in Singapore and on developing a stronger military justice system for our servicemen.
In awarding the CJC the Award, the Firm celebrates Mr Anandan’s legacy of pro bono work, especially in criminal cases. He along with the other Founders of the Firm believed in not just being a good law firm, but also in doing good for the community.
Mr Chua Eng Hui, Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, agreed and said, “The Firm recognises the importance and value of pro bono work. We are proud that many of our lawyers make time to be actively involved in pro bono efforts, and support our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and pro bono activities.”
In his speech, Mr Rajan Menon, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing also encouraged NUS Law students to continue with pro bono work after graduation. He shared, “For myself, 45 years of satisfying work has shown me that notwithstanding many personal and other challenges, it is possible to combine a fulfilling law career and also be actively involved in community efforts and pro bono work in line with the fundamental essence of Law as a higher and noble calling.”
“The Firm has seen the good work done by NUS Law students over the past two academic years and we hope that as Singapore’s future lawyers, all of you will continue to be torchbearers for pro bono work, and carry on with greater gusto the pro bono spirit even after graduation.”
Thanking the Firm in his remarks, Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, said, “I’m deeply grateful to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing for supporting this initiative. Students do pro bono not for money or glory or high grades but because it’s important. Nevertheless, it is wonderful that we are able to recognize some of the most outstanding pro bono work that our students have done. I’m particularly pleased that they are building on the legacy of Subhas Anandan, who inspired a generation of law students through his criminal defence work and the example that he set.”
The media articles featuring the launch of the RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Subhas Anandan Pro Bono Award can be found as per below:
"NUS law grad, students recognised for pro bono work", TODAY - 3 March 2016
"Recognition for outstanding pro bono legal work in helping the vulnerable adults", Lianhe Zaobao - 3 March 2016
"7 NUS law students recognised for pro bono work", Channel News Asia (Online)
"Seven law students recognised for pro bono work while at NUS", Straits Times (Online)
The full stories can be read on each respective publication on their websites.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to be the first Singaporean law firm to launch its verified WeChat Official Account.
This account is a platform for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing to reach out to a broader spectrum of Chinese clients, both locally and internationally. Since the release of WeChat in 2011, it has become one of the largest social networks in China, both for personal and business usage.
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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat on being listed as a Client Choice 2016 winner under the category of “General Corporate”.
Chong Huat was recognised for his excellent client care and quality of service. A factor contributing to this ranking was based on clients’ testimonials, indicating his ability to add real value to their business above and beyond the other players in the market.
Client Choice research begins with a readership survey of in-house counsel subscribers to International Law Office and Lexology, but they also gather feedback at several international in-house counsel events and via the Client Choice website. Clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics. To ensure that the results cannot be influenced, law firms were not informed when this initial round of research was conducted.
The full rankings can be viewed here.