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Updated: 11/23/2012 03:30 | By Channel NewsAsia

Lawyer M Ravi allowed by court to continue law practice

Lawyer M Ravi allowed by court to continue law practice

Lawyer M Ravi allowed by court to continue law practice

SINGAPORE: The court has agreed to let lawyer M Ravi continue his law practice, provided he committed to a medical regime more stringent than the current conditions stipulated in his practising certificate.

The decision came after a chamber hearing on Thursday morning.

A statement by the Singapore Law Society said that Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist Dr Munidasa Winslow had submitted a detailed medical report dated 14 November 2012 to the court and the Law Society.

The 14 November report, in contrast with the psychiatrist’s earlier reports dated 25 July 2012 and 11 October 2012, provided the Law Society information needed to address section 25C of the Legal Profession Act.

As a result, the society said that there was no further need for a medical report from an Institute of Mental Health specialist.

Dr Winslow said that M Ravi was fit to practise as long as the lawyer took his medication on a more strictly supervised basis.

His condition also had to be more constantly monitored by a physician.

The psychiatrist also made detailed recommendations to ensure the lawyer continued to adhere to his medical regime.

The recommendations form more extensive and strict conditions than the ones currently stipulated in Mr Ravi’s practising certificate.

Mr Ravi informed the Court and the Law Society that he accepted and agreed to comply with all of Dr Winslow’s recommendations.

The Law Society agreed that the expanded regime benefited Mr Ravi and accepted Dr Winslow’s assessment and recommendations.

A spokesman from the Law Society said it appreciated Mr Ravi’s positive response in accepting his psychiatrist’s diagnosis and recommendations, and that it showed a willingness to work harder at the recommended medical regime.

— CNA/jc

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