Firm of the Year 2018 Survey
Top Stories 2016
Top Asia Stories 2016
Vote for the
Glamorous Solicitor of the Year 2017
Firm of the Year
Pass judgment on your firm and
take the RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2018 survey
. 20 seconds of graft for a lifetime of satisfaction. If you're in-house, there's
a poll for you, too
Asia Pacific News
Send Us Your News
Lawyer berated for missing court hearings
26 May 2017
A criminal lawyer has appeared in a Singapore court facing a whopping 28 charges of improper conduct.
The Law Society of Singapore brought the charges against lawyer Udeh Kumar Sethuraju. In one matter, the lawyer forgot to tell his client about a hearing. Kumar subsequently advised the client to provide a doctor's note to the court as a false excuse. The Law Society brought a range of other charges against Kumar including misleading the court, wasting the court's time and being absent from hearings.
Aside from the 28 charges, he was doing really well
In Kumar's defence, his lawyer said that he was very hardworking but made mistakes due to mismanagement of his cases. However, even his lawyer conceded that Kumar had behaved in a "
One of the presiding judges lambasted Kumar saying that the problem went beyond poor management, and that the lawyer seemed to have a "
disregard for the court
", adding that it was "
not a case of an occasional lapse
". The court struck Kumar off the roll for his "
" to fulfil his duties as a lawyer.
Feel free to enter your comments on the news story below, subject to our
terms and conditions.
Please note that comments are subject to moderation and so will not appear immediately.
Please keep it nice. Thanks.
Asia Pacific Weekly Email Update
To receive a weekly Asia Pacific email update, please login or register to RollOnFriday.