Chee Seng Tang
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Chee Seng was Content Strategist at Asia Law Network. Formerly a senior reporter for foreign news at TODAY, he joined Asia Law Network to write practical and easy to understand articles on the law with lawyers. In his spare time, he also co-hosts and produces a live contemporary storytelling group called Story Slam Singapore.

Employment Claims Tribunals to hear wrongful dismissal and salary-related claims from April 2019
Business,Employment,Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe story In 60 Seconds Proposed amendments to the Employment Act (“EA“) include the enhancement of the existing employment dispute resolution framework. This includes empowering the Employment Claims Tribunal (“ECT“) to adjudicate wrongful dismissal claims, in addition to salary-related disputes, with effect from 1 April 2019. Read with other tabled changes to the EA, the […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?
Divorce and Child Custody,Employment,Harassment,Immigration and Citizenship,Insurance Claims,Legal Everyday,Personal,Personal Injury,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

Fighting Back Against A Stalker?
Defamation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Previously, victims of stalking had very little legal recourse to seek protection against a stalker. But with the introduction of the Protection From Harassment Act 2014 (POHA), they can now seek both civil and criminal sanctions against the stalker. Generally, a stalker can be defined if the perpetrator persistently follows you, […]

The Law on Abortion in Singapore
Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Singapore’s laws currently legalise abortion for any woman who requests it – making the Republic one of only three countries in Southeast Asia to allow for abortion upon request by a woman. The abortion law in Singapore is applicable to: Singaporeans and women married to Singaporeans; Holders of a valid […]

How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 2 of 2)
Personal,Regional Law,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 5 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by the lawyer? What are the documents and forms that are required […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore
Defamation,Divorce and Child Custody,Harassment,Hiring A Lawyer,Legal Everyday,Personal,Personal Injury,Traffic Accidents,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 1 of 2)
Personal,Regional Law,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by your lawyer? What documents and forms would comprise the ‘Main Application’ […]

A Guide to Affidavits
Business,Criminal and Litigation,Legal Contracts,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is an affidavit? If you’ve always been curious about this odd-looking, strange-sounding word, you’re probably in good company! After all, the word ‘affidavit’ would hardly be used outside of legal proceedings! To put it simply, an affidavit, or what is sometimes also called a witness statement, is a written statement of the facts in […]

Governing Law & Contracts: Why You Should Never Forget It!
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 4 minutesContractual disputes can flare up at any time Contracts are everywhere in our lives – from employment contracts to taking out a bank loan – we consent to the terms and conditions of the agreements we sign, and we are bound to honour each agreement to the best of our abilities. But occasionally, there will […]

Void or Voidable Contracts: What’s The Difference?
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn some circumstances, a contract can be nullified. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, it should fulfil four key characteristics: A clear agreement between all the relevant parties on what is offered, and a clear acceptance of the offer; Consideration – i.e. something of value that is given in exchange for […]

Changing Your Legal Name
Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesMore people in Singapore are changing their names! In 2014, the Straits Times reported that the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) saw 6,000 applications a year over the past three years from people who wanted to change their names in their National Registration Identity Cards (NRIC). By comparison, ten years ago the ICA saw only […]