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M Ravi files lawsuits against Wong, Law Society

UPDATE at 4:50 pm, Friday 20 July: From M Ravi’s office: “Please note that we will not be filing the Writ today. We will instead be issuing a Letter of Demand to The Law Society of Singapore.” ——————- Lawyer M Ravi, who has been in the news lately, has filed a lawsuit against the Law Society of Singapore (LSS), and Mr Wong Siew Hong, who heads the sub-committee for Member Care in the LSS. Mr Ravi is also filing a complaint against Dr Calvin Fones with the Singapore Medical Association (SMA). The lawsuits and complaint stems from what transpired in the past week. Dr Fones had informed the LSS, through a letter, on 16 July that he had seen Mr Ravi 2 days prior and had diagnosed him as having a “manic relapse” of his bi-polar condition. Dr Fones wrote that thus Mr Ravi was “currently unfit to practise law.” Mr Ravi has described Dr Fones’ diagnosis as “ridiculous.” Upon notification of Mr Ravi’s alleged “relapse” of his medical condition, Mr Wong – who was assigned as the liaison between Dr Fones and the LSS on the matter – attempted to inform the High Court on Monday, as Mr Ravi…