What can you do if you have been scammed online in Singapore?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe present situation in Singapore Within this year itself, scams have hit 1,491 cases and a total of 102 people island-wide are under investigation for their alleged scams. The number of scams in Singapore has been skyrocketing. With the help of popular applications such as WeChat and Carousell, it has become easier for fraudsters to […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

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 […]

Adoption in Singapore: How does it work?

Reading Time: 7 minutesAdoption provides an avenue for people to raise and nurture a child to adulthood. Every year, about 300 to 400 adoption applications are filed. However, the numbers have been dwindling recently. This could be due to the administrative processes that some people may find tedious or complicated. Therefore, I will be simplifying Singapore’s adoption law […]

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Guide to Bail in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction We have all seen TV shows like Suits and How to Get Away with Murder, where bail is mentioned by lawyers and policemen when an individual gets arrested. What we know from these shows is that bail is an amount of money someone pays for an individual to be released from prison. However, this […]

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 […]