M Ravi seeks public apology and compensation from Law Society
Posted by temasektimes on July 24, 2012
Prominent Human Rights lawyer M Ravi is seeking compensation and a public apology from the Law Society and lawyer Wong Siew Hong for alleged defamation after the latter appeared in High Court last week to hand over a letter to the judge from Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist which said he was medically unfit to practise law.
The stunning move was dismissed by the judge Justice Pillai. Mr Ravi was representing a Hougang resident in the Hougang by-election case.
Mr Ravi’s lawyer and colleague Louis Joseph served a letter of demand on the Law Society and Mr Wong, to which they have seven days to respond.
The letter claimed that Mr Wong’s conduct was “intended primarily to injure” Mr Ravi’s “reputation, goodwill and standing in the community” and by handing over the letter, put the contents of the letter “beyond the scope” of “intrinsic confidentiality”.