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Eden Law shares with St Luke’s ElderCare in Ayer Rajah
Eden Law shares with St Luke’s ElderCare in Ayer Rajah

By 2030, one in five in Singapore will be over 60. Singaporeans have the third-highest life expectancy in the world, at 82.7 years. It is also projected that statistically, 100,000 Singaporeans may suffer from dementia by then.

As such, we at Eden Law believe that Estate Planning is an important safeguard for all Singaporeans in the event that one becomes mentally incapacitated, be it in old age or through untimely accident or mental illness.

Our Associate Director, Low Seow Ling was honoured to be invited by St Luke’s ElderCare to share on Mental Capacity, the Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship to their Maintenance Day Care Centre clients.

This outreach event is in line with our firm’s commitment to empower our community with legal knowledge.

PILnet Global Forum 2019
PILnet Global Forum 2019

The annual PILnet Global Forum aims to connect lawyers, law schools, bar associations, policy makers, NGO representatives and pro bono/public interest legal stakeholders to provide a regional perspective on pro bono practices. This year’s PILnet Global Forum (11-13 November 2019) was held in Asia for the first time with over 300 attendees from more than 40 countries, convening in Singapore to reflect on the overall theme: Engaging lawyers everywhere to serve the public interest, Empowering innovation through new tools, and Enabling change through strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Managing Director June spoke at this year’s PILnet Global Forum on a panel, sharing her experience on setting up a low bono practice and strategies to nurture a pro bono culture.

“Through The Wooden Doors” 2019
“Through The Wooden Doors” 2019

Eden Law was honoured to support the Community Justice Centre’s (CJC) annual “Through the Wooden Doors” programme on Thursday, 31 Oct 2019. This year, the focus was on Deputyship, the Mental Capacity Act, Vulnerable Adults Act and Guardianship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While providing an overview on these topics to the social service professionals in attendance, June also shared on the recent developments on the iFAMS platform aimed at enabling the public to file simple Deputyship applications on their own.

By helping social workers understand the legal issues better, getting them acquainted with the court system and the available sources of help, we hope to play a part in aiding the community in times of need and channel the community to the appropriate resources in a timely and correct manner.

Images courtesy of the Community Justice Centre