S'pore law and lawyers must keep up to date: PM

PM Lee and NUS law dean Simon Chesterman taking a wefie with students. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Laws cannot remain static as world changes, he says at launch of EW Barker law centre.

To maintain its competitive edge, Singapore needs to keep its law and lawyers up to date, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

It has so far distinguished itself from rivals because its legal system is respected and admired at home and abroad, Mr Lee noted.

But Singapore's laws cannot be static because globalisation and technology are changing how business is done, he said at the launch of the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business.

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