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.

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 […]

Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part Three
Business,Insurance Claims,Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 6 minutesGiven the broad scope of this subject on workplace safety, workplace injuries, and the law, this guide will be presented in three parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What is the employer’s “Golden Rule” in the context of workplace safety; Is it sufficient for employers to follow industry-wide practices for employee safety […]

The Mental Capacity Act: A Guide
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesScientific and medical advances in recent times have seen an increase in the life expectancy of humankind. However, what happens when our minds deteriorate faster than our bodies? This is a real challenge in modern society and is only set to become a more prevalent issue. According to data from Alzheimer’s Disease International 10/66 Dementia […]

Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part Two
Business,Insurance Claims,Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 4 minutesGiven the broad scope of this subject on workplace safety, workplace injuries, and the law, this guide will be presented in three parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What is the employer’s “Golden Rule” in the context of workplace safety; Is it sufficient for employers to follow industry-wide practices for employee safety […]