The Law Society of Singapore recommended that entertainment lawyer Samuel Seow Theng Beng get knocked out due to his misconduct in 2018 when he verbally and physically mistreated his staff. The Law Society, supported by Alisa Toh, Dhillon Dinesh Singh, and Loong Tse Chuan, said that Seow had not only brought the legal industry into contempt but also demonstrated a lack of integrity in the manner he represented his interpretation of the incident to the public.
Who is Samuel Seow?
The earliest claims of Samuel Seow’s abuse on women surfaced in 2018 when a half-hour-long audio clip of an incident involving Seow and his niece went viral. Two footage depicting the acts of assault were posted on the internet a year later. Seow jabbed Kang in the face with his fingers on April 17th, 2018, and shoved at the papers Kang was holding.
He then was caught on camera slapping Kang and assaulting another female colleague who tried to throw him off of Kang. Ultimately, he got subdued by a fellow worker. Following his prosecution, the Law Society filed eight allegations of inconsistent behavior as an advocate and solicitor before a disciplinary panel. Seow pled guilty to all eight charges.
What is the new appeal against Samuel Seow?
The Law Society of Singapore recommended that entertainment lawyer Samuel Seow Theng Beng get knocked out due to his misconduct in 2018 when he verbally and physically mistreated his staff. Seow’s conduct, as a veteran attorney with 19 years of experience at the time, “brings severe dishonour to the bar,” according to LawSoc’s principal counsel Dinesh Dhillon.
All three justices who presided over Monday’s session expressed their displeasure with Seow’s actions, with Justice Phang stating that he had “never seen or heard anything like this ever” in his career as a lawyer.
Samuel Seow agreed to plead guilty to the charges pressed against him 2 years ago, but a Psychiatric inquiry is presently ongoing whether or whether not Seow used to have a mental illness when the incident occurred.