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Updated: 01/18/2013 04:14 | By Channel NewsAsia

M Ravi drops law suits against Law Society and Council Members

M Ravi drops law suits against Law Society and Council Members


M Ravi drops law suits against Law Society and Council Members

SINGAPORE: Lawyer M Ravi has dropped the two law suits he had filed against the Law Society and its Council Members.

In a joint statement released by the Law Society and Mr Ravi, the Law Society said Mr Ravi has also retracted the allegations made by him.

Mr Ravi has also undertaken that he will not repeat any of the allegations made by him against the Law Society.

The society’s spokesperson said, "Mr Ravi has apologised and withdrawn both his actions against the Law Society. We accept his apology and are glad that we have reached mutual closure on this issue. We also note that Mr Ravi has resumed his medical treatment, and his condition appears to have improved since the time the actions were filed."

In mid—July 2012, Mr Ravi had filed two law suits against the Law Society.

This came after one of the Law Society’s members Mr Wong Siew Hong appeared in the High Court July 2012 on three separate occasions to present a letter allegedly written by Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist.

The letter, signed off by Dr Calvin Fones, stated that Mr Ravi was having a relapse of bipolar disorder, and was "unfit to practise law".

Mr Ravi accused the Law Society and Mr Wong of failing to investigate the letter’s content before it was made known to the public.

He also claimed that Mr Wong’s actions had breached the confidentiality of the letter.

— CNA/fa

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