M Ravi’s psychiatrist certifies him fit to practise law on six occasions
Posted by temasektimes on October 12, 2012
The Law Society had earlier applied in August for a court order to have Mr Ravi medically checked by a psychiatrist from the Institute of Mental Health, to determine if he’s fit to practise law in Singapore.
The originating summons filed by the society said if Mr Ravi fails to submit to the medical examination, his practising certificate will be suspended.
Dr Winslow, who saw Mr Ravi on six occasions, certified in a letter that his bipolar disorder “is not affecting his professional capacity” as a lawyer.
His assessment contradicted that of another psychiatrist Dr Calvin Fones, who wrote in a letter submitted by Law Society member Wong Siew Hong to the High Court stating that Mr Ravi was having a relapse of bipolar disorder, and was “unfit to practise law”.
The shocking revelation of confidential medical records of Mr Ravi in public sparked an outcry and embarrassed the Law Society.
Last month, an Extraordinary General Meeting was demanded by 51 members of the Law Society to shed light on the clash between the society and Mr Ravi. Some members have indicated that they may file another motion to censure the society’s committee.