Leanne Cheng
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Leanne is a content strategist at Asia Law Network. She is a third-year law student at the National University of Singapore. When she is not buried in her books, she enjoys listening to music, writing and watching cooking shows.

The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 4 minutesProperty in Singapore is extremely valuable, and much confusion can arise out of figuring out whose property belongs to whom after someone is recently deceased. Often, a person makes a Will to specify how the property and assets should be managed or distributed after his death. However, people sometimes neglect to draft a Will, or […]

Which Business Structure Should You Choose? Company, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship?

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn 2016, 64,937 new businesses were set up in Singapore. Of these, many were probably small-medium enterprises (SMEs) – businesses that have annual sales of not more than S$100 million, or employ less than 200 workers. Indeed, the Singapore Government recently recognised that SMEs, making up 99% of businesses, are at the heart of the […]

LGBT Couples in Singapore: 6 Things You Need to Know

Reading Time: 11 minutesLesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transsexual (LGBT) persons in Singapore may face legal obstacles under Singapore law. This is because of the lack of legal recognition of LGBT couples and families, and the fact that many of our laws and institutions do not adequately provide for the unique needs of LGBT couples and families. Often, it […]

Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order
Divorce and Child Custody,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

Traffic Accident Victims: How to Make a Claim?
Personal,Traffic Accidents

Reading Time: 6 minutesGetting into a traffic accident is an inevitability for many drivers. In 2016, the Singapore Police Force reported 10,828 traffic accidents in Singapore. This figure only accounts for accidents resulting in fatalities or injuries, so one can only imagine how many more traffic accidents occur each year. Making a claim after being involved in a […]

Defamation: A Guide to Bringing Claims and Avoiding Liability

Reading Time: 12 minutesIn today’s hyper-connected, social-media crazy world, anything we say can be easily propagated throughout the Internet. That means we are more vulnerable to defamation, while at the same time, more exposed to liability for defamation. How do we manage this? This article is written by Ronald JJ Wong from Covenant Chambers LLC  and originally published on […]

Financial Institutions: 3 Ways the Singapore Government Is Intensifying Anti Money Laundering Efforts
Business,Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 6 minutesSingapore’s reputation as a global financial centre makes it susceptible to cross-border money laundering activities. In response, the Singapore government has stepped its efforts to protect the system’s integrity, in three ways. This article is written by Shashi Nathan and originally published in The Business Times. The “Article in 60 Seconds” is contributed by Leanne Cheng. […]