Singapore's Top Court Suspends Lawyer for Champerty

, The Asian Lawyer

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Singapore's highest court has suspended a lawyer from practice for six months for champerty, the first sentence for the offense in the city-state in 35 years. The common-law tort and crime of champerty -- in which a non-party acquires an interest in the outcome of a lawsuit -- has been decriminalized or largely abandoned in many Western jurisdictions, allowing the rise of modern litigation funding.

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