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.

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 […]

Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part One
Personal Injury

Reading Time: 5 minutesGiven the broad scope of the subject of workplace safety, workplace injuries and the law, this guide is presented in three parts, each addressing 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 measures; and How […]

A Basic Guide to Enforcing your Patent in Singapore
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith the Singapore government looking to cement the country’s reputation as a leading startup hub, the climate for starting your own business has never been more favorable. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you may be looking to provide a new product or process that you think may fulfil an unmet market demand. This is your invention, […]

Registered Designs Act: A Brief Introduction
Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesDesign infringement is more common than you think! In 2016, a gadget called the Fidget Cube was launched on Kickstarter by a start-up company, Antsy Labs. Soon, it became one of Kickstarter’s Top 10 most funded projects in history – raising nearly US$6.5 million in funding from interested buyers. But when the product was delayed […]

Power of Attorney – What Is It and When Do You Need It?
Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is a “Power of Attorney”? A “Power of Attorney” (“PA”) is a document by which a person (‘the Donor”) who is not physically able to do so, appoints another person (“the Donee”) to act for him/her in legal transactions, such as buying, renting, managing or selling of a Housing And Development Board (“HDB”) flat […]

How to Handle Overseas Assets in Your Will
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou can’t take your possessions to the grave, but you certainly can Will it to your loved ones! With globalisation and increased international travels, with the ever-growing options and ease of investing internationally, you find yourself with overseas bank accounts and properties, and even eligibility to work and live overseas.  As your assets and investments […]