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The Law Society Of Brunei Darussalam

Legal Profession Act (Chapter 132)

Establishment of the Law Society.

Section 3

“There is hereby established the Law Society of Brunei Darussalam.”

Purposes and powers of the Law Society.

Section 4 (1)

“The purposes of the Society shall be —

  1. to maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Brunei Darussalam;

  2. to facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others;

  3. to assist the Government and the Courts in all matters affecting legislation submitted to it, and the administration and practice of law in Brunei Darussalam;

  4. to represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in Brunei Darussalam and to promote in any manner the Society thinks fit the interests of the legal profession in Brunei Darussalam;

  5. to establish a library and to acquire or rent premises to house the library, the offices of the Society and other amenities for the use of members;

  6. to protect and assist the public in Brunei Darussalam in all matters touching or ancillary or incidental to the law;

  7. to make provision for or assist in the promotion of a scheme whereby impecunious person on non-capital charges are represented by an advocate and solicitor;

  8. to grant prizes and scholarships and to establish and subsidise lectureships in educational institutions in subjects of study relating to law;

  9. to grant pecuniary or other assistance to any association, institute, board or society in Brunei Darussalam in the interests of the profession of law or of students for that profession;

  10. to afford pecuniary and other assistance to members or former members and to the wives, widows, children and other dependents, whether of members, former members or deceased members, who are in need of such assistance;

  11. to promote good relations and social intercourse among members and between members and other persons concerned in the administration of law and justice in Brunei Darussalam; and

  12. to establish and maintain good relations with professional bodies of the legal profession in other countries and to participate in the activities of any international association and become member thereof.”

Section 4 (2)

“In addition to the powers conferred by the other provisions of this Order or of any other written law, the Society may —

  1. purchase or lease any land or building required for any of the purposes of the Society;

  2. sell, surrender, lease, exchange or mortgage any land or building as may be found most convenient or advantageous;

  3. borrow money, whether by way of bank overdraft or otherwise, for such of the purposes of the Society as it may consider desirable; and

  4. do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the achievement or betterment of the purposes of the Society.”

Section 4 (3)

“In addition to rules that may be made by the Society, with the approval of the Chief Justice, under the other provisions of this Order, the Society may, subject to the provisions of this Order and with the approval of the Chief Justice, make rules for giving effect to this Part.”


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Shakirin Complex, Kiulap,

Bandar Seri Begawan, BE 1518

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