Lawyers in the Pro Bono Movement: Nathan Colless, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Ltd.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this feature, we speak to Nathan Colless, a volunteer co-ordinator at the Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Ltd (“the Centre”). Established in 2014, the Centre is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to assist and empower the impoverished, distressed or vulnerable in Hong Kong, who are marginalized or disadvantaged due to a lack […]

Workplace bullying: Know your rights and remedies

Reading Time: 8 minutesWorkplace bullying is more common than you think It is often said that the office is a second home. This is especially so in Singapore, where long hours of work is a norm. A 2016 survey conducted by Roffey Park (a leadership institute based in Singapore and the UK) revealed that Singaporean employees spend even […]

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ควรปรึกษาทนายเพิ่มอีกดีไหม (Second opinion for legal advice – should you get one?)

Reading Time: 1 minutesสมมุติว่าคุณเพิ่งไปขอคำปรึกษาด้านกฎหมายจากเพื่อนหรือคนในครอบครัวที่เผอิญเป็นทนาย หรือคุณอาจจะไปจ้างทนายมาเพื่อขอคำแนะนำเกี่ยวกับเรื่องบางอย่าง และตอนนี้อีกฝ่ายก็ตอบกลับมาเรียบร้อย คุณได้รู้ข้อมูลเท่าที่คุณจำเป็นต้องรู้แล้ว และคุณก็ทราบดีแล้วด้วยว่าหลังจากนี้คุณมีทางเลือกอะไรที่สามารถทำได้บ้าง แล้วทีนี้คุณยังควรจะต้องหาความคิดเห็นที่สองเพิ่มอีกหรือเปล่า? Ok! You’ve just gotten some legal advice from a lawyer. They might be a friend or family member who is a lawyer, or a lawyer that you have engaged and paid to give you legal advice. You are now equipped with your options and information to make your decision […]

การได้รับความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายนั้นยากเย็นเป็นอย่างมาก (Getting legal advice is no longer difficult)

Reading Time: 1 minutesไม่ว่าคุณจะจ้างทนายความเป็นครั้งแรกหรือจะปรึกษาเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับทางเลือกด้านกฎหมายในประเทศไทยอาจจะเป็นเรื่องที่ยาก นอกเสียจากคุณจะมีเพื่อนสนิทหรือสมาชิกครอบครัวเป็นทนายความ การหาคำแนะนำด้านกฎหมายนั้นถือได้ว่าเป็นเรื่องที่ยุ่งยากมากที่เดียว Whether you’re hiring a lawyer for the first time or seeking a second opinion about your legal options, getting legal help in Thailand can be a daunting experience. Unless you have very close friends or family members who are lawyers, finding legal guidance can be agitating. Introducing Quick Consult — now you […]

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4 Common Types of Accident Claims in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are injured in an accident and it was not your fault that the accident happened, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is to recover your losses, such as loss of income when you are unable to work and damage to your possessions. But, what are the situations in […]

Means and merits testing (Do you qualify for legal aid?) and FAQ on legal aid

Reading Time: 9 minutesLegal aid is available for Singaporeans and PR The Legal Aid Bureau provides assistance to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who need access to legal representation in civil cases but are unable to afford it. They must be: Singapore citizens or permanent residents who are in Singapore; Citizens or residents of contracting states who are involved […]

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Can WhatsApp messages be used in court in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutes67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp More and more Singaporeans are using WhatsApp as a main messaging platform to communicate. As of Q4 2016, 67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp and this is only slightly behind Youtube (75%) and Facebook (72%). Singaporeans are not just using WhatsApp for personal conversations but also increasingly, for business conversations. Inevitable question […]

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What’s the difference between advocates, solicitors, barristers, counsels, notaries, lawyers and attorney in Singapore?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhy so many legal terms for lawyers? All of us have come to recognise different words referring to lawyers such as barrister, solicitor, notary, advocate, counsel and attorney. Are they the same? What really is the difference? How do you know which type of lawyer you need? Each of them defined Let’s kick off with […]

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Most Common and Confusing Legal Words (Legalese) Explained Simply

Reading Time: 9 minutesA technical and confusing language of the law Legal terms can be extremely confusing for laypeople, yet lawyers seem to employ them at whim. Every law school student is required to learn this, so they pick it up over their years in law school, use it in their professional lives daily and eventually might not […]

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When will you need legal advice?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe average Singaporean needs legal advice approximately 5 times in the course of his or her life according to internal research. These are often tied to various life stages that a typical individual might go through. Check out this nifty infographic that we created from our internal research which ties the various major life events with […]

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Second opinion for legal advice — should you get one?

Reading Time: 4 minutesShould you get a second opinion? Ok! You’ve just gotten some legal advice from a lawyer. They might be a friend or family member who is a lawyer, or a lawyer that you have engaged and paid to give you legal advice. You are now equipped with your options and information to make your decision […]