Aside from daily practice, our lawyers are active in external events. Here are some of the Conferences and Seminars that our lawyers have spoken at in 2022.
Watch this space for upcoming events.
Managing Director, Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas participated as a speaker at the Practice and Procedure in the Administration of Muslim Law event, where he gave a segment on Jurisprudential Trends in Muslim Family Law – a Singapore perspective.
Ask an SAL member who they idolise in the profession and you’ll get a range of answers: some might throw out a present judge’s name while others may look to the past and mould their careers after a historical figure in the law. For Mr Ahmad Nizam, that hero is the late Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, independent Singapore’s first Attorney-General. Ahmad came across the former AG’s works during a time of flux early in his career. Recalling the period, he says, “The ‘human’ areas of the law, namely family and criminal work, interest me most.”
On 29 August 2022, Mr Ahmad Nizam presented a paper on Recent Developments in Syariah Court jurisdiction on Division of Matrimonial Assets and Custody of Children at the Muslim Law Practice Course jointly organised by the National University of Singapore Law School, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Syariah Court and MUIS Academy. This specially tailored course was attended by academics, judges, lawyers and asatizah community.
On 24 August 2022, our firm played host to a group of young international lawyers who were in Singapore for the 60th annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
Managing Director, Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas participated as a panelist in the International Legal Ethics Conference 2022 Lawyers in a World of Crisis event where he gave a segment on Lawyers in Asian Syariah Courts: Ethical and Regulatory Issues. This event was organised by ILEC 2022 and UCLA School of Law and was held at UCLA Luskin Conference Centre Los Angeles, California, USA from 13-15 August 2022.
Managing Director, Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas participated as a panelist in the 2022 SAL Webinar Annual Review of Muslim Law cases organised by Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) on 19 May 2022.
On 26 January 2022, Mr Ahmad Nizam received his Letter of Appointment from the President of Singapore for another term on the Panel of Advisers to the Youth Court. The Panel of Advisers play an important role in advising the Youth Court on matters relating to children and young persons. Together with other advisers, they channel their skills and collective experiences to protect and rehabilitate vulnerable children and youth.
Managing Director, Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas participated as a panelist in the 2022 STEP Webinar Syariah Law Inheritance that was held on 11 January 2022.