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.

Advance Medical Directive: Make Your Decisions on Death
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story in 60 Seconds If you are above the age of 21 and are of sound mind, you might consider making an Advance Medical Directive (“AMD”). This is a document that will inform professionals and other parties involved in your healthcare that you do not want extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to prolong your life in the event […]

Separation in Divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeparation is the biggest reason cited by men when filing for divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 2,068 filings for divorce under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a man, 49.2 per cent of the filings cited “lived apart or separated for three years or more” as […]

Tendering Your Resignation
Employment

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s sure tempting to tender your resignation with a bang Come on, admit it, we’ve all fantasised at some point about quitting your job, and tendering your resignation with such unmitigated gall and audacity, that you walk out of that door while your supervisor and colleagues stare at you slack-jawed in amazement. But it is not […]

Employment Contracts for Singaporeans & PRs: What You Should Know
Employment

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is an employment contract? An employment contract is a legally binding document between your employer and you. Also known as a ‘Contract of Service’, it governs your relationship with your employer, and where applicable, the Employment Act sets out your basic terms and conditions of employment, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employer […]

Breaking your rental lease early in Singapore
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 8 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the last article in this series, Jeshua Srijit Shashedaran from Netto & Magin LLC talks about tenants and landlords breaking leases early in […]

Neighbour Disputes: What Can You Do?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 8 minutesDisputes between neighbours can a big problem With 80% of Singapore’s population living in high-rise buildings, disputes are likely to flare up between neighbours. The number of disputes between neighbours in Singapore has long hogged newspaper headlines, and sparked off many discussions about shocking behaviour displayed in each complaint of neighbour’s disputes. Common sources of disputes […]

Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums – You May Be Liable!
Criminal and Litigation,Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Increase in reports of brothels being operated out of residential apartments Landlords, agents or tenants of these brothels are liable to charges under the Women’s Charter unless able to prove that they had no knowledge that the premises were being used as a brothel (difficult) A fine of up to […]

Preventing Former Employees From Stealing Trade Secrets
Business,Employment

Reading Time: 4 minutesYour former employee just got a plum job – but she has your trade secrets! That is the nightmare that publicly listed Australian steel company, BlueScope Steel, faced in 2015 when it uncovered a massive, four-year-long effort by a former software development manager to steal nearly 40 gigabytes of its deepest trade secrets and intellectual […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 2
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first part of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the history of the Women’s Charter and the rights and obligations of husband and wife. In this second part, we will discuss divorce proceedings as set out in the Women’s Charter. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage as the sole […]

Private Gambling in Singapore: Is It Legal?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There are a total of five laws that cover all aspects of gambling: The Common Gaming Houses Act – This act regulates and suppresses all common gaming houses, public gaming, and public lotteries The Betting Act – Which regulates common betting-houses, betting in public locations, and bookmakers Private Lotteries Act […]

7 Must-knows for Every Freelancer
Employment

Reading Time: 8 minutesIncreasing numbers of freelancers or self-employed people in Singapore A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) this year reported that the increase in the number of freelance workers could be attributed to the emergence of the sharing-economy platforms or gig economy platforms. Grab, Uber, Deliveroo are examples of such modern economy platforms. […]