Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Phase 1 of the mandatory Continuing Professional Development scheme (CPD Scheme) was introduced on 1 April 2012. Phase 2 of the CPD Scheme commenced on 1 January 2015. Phase 3 of the CPD Scheme takes effect on 1 January 2017.

All advocates and solicitors admitted to the Singapore Bar and holding Singapore Practising Certificates, and foreign lawyers registered under section 36B of the Legal Profession Act must meet the CPD requirements set out in the Legal Profession (Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2012 and the Guidelines made thereunder.

Under the CPD Rules, the Board of Directors of the Institute may appoint, from among the members of the Board or from other persons:

  1. an Accreditation Committee to do any of the acts under rule 4(1) of the CPD Rules;

  2. a Compliance Committee to do any of the acts under rule 5(1) of the CPD Rules; and

  3. a Programmes Committee to do any of the acts under rule 6(1) of the CPD Rules.

The Chairpersons and Members of the Committees are as follows:

Accreditation Committee

Chairperson: Ms Kala ANANDARAJAH


  • Ms Margaret CHEW

  • Ms FOO Siew Fong

  • Mr Mark GOH

  • Assoc Prof Dora NEO

  • Mr Max NG

  • Mr Harpreet SINGH NEHAL, SC


Compliance Committee

Chairperson: Mr GAN Hiang Chye


  • Ms LOCK Yin Mei

  • Ms Dorothy Marie NG

  • Mr Mohamad Rizuan PATHIE

  • Mr Prakash Raja SEGARAN

  • Mr YAP Teong Liang

  • Mr Perry YUEN


Programmes Committee

Chairperson: Ms Margaret CHEW



  • Mr Daniel KOH

  • Assoc Prof Pearlie KOH

  • Ms Grace LEE-KOK

  • Ms Anita PARKASH

  • Prof Hans TJIO

  • Mrs WONG Ai Ai


For more information on the CPD Scheme, please visit the SILE CPD Centre at

Last Updated: 6 December 2017