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Lawyer who graduated with top grades disbarred after taking upskirt, downblouse photos of female colleague

Lawyer who graduated with top grades disbarred after taking upskirt, downblouse photos of female colleague

SINGAPORE — A lawyer who worked in one of Singapore’s largest law firms was struck off the roll on Thursday (May 19), almost two years after he was jailed for four weeks for taking intrusive photos of a female colleague.

Delivering the decision by the Court of Three Judges, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said that the lawyer’s misconduct has caused "grave dishonour" and would "besmirch the reputation of the legal profession" if he were allowed to continue practising.

“His misconduct was not a temporary aberration, but evinced disturbing predatory instincts, which cannot be tolerated in society, much less among members of an honourable profession,” Chief Justice Menon said.

The names of the lawyer and his law firm were not disclosed in Thursday’s judgement. The court previously issued a gag order protecting the victim’s identity, meaning the lawyer’s name cannot be revealed.

The lawyer, who was in his 20s when he committed the offences in October 2017, is a Singaporean who had graduated with the highest distinction from a university here.

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