Who is responsible if an AI diagnoses your disease wrongly? 

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs technology advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly greater role in both simple and complex tasks that humans were previously tasked to complete. The healthcare sector is no exception, with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software unlocking the potential for hospitals to assess individual diagnoses while cutting costs. As the adoption of this technology into […]

香港:申请宣告父母身分与婚姻诉讼程序中的「密切联系」测试是否相同?

Reading Time: 1 minutes根据香港法例第179章《婚姻诉讼条例》第3(c) 条,如欲在香港提出的离婚程序,至少其中一方必须与香港有密切联系。过往的离婚案例显示,法院在判断有没有密切联系时会考虑所有相关因素,例如在香港居住多少时间及拥有多少资产。值得注意的是,上诉法庭在近期一宗案件中,将离婚案件的「密切联系」测试的适用范围大幅扩大至其他家事案件。在WSJ v WZC [2019] HKCA 89一案中,一名母亲(「母亲」)代表其未成年儿子(「儿子」)根据香港法例第429章《父母与子女条例》(「该条例」)提出申请

What do you need to know about an election?

Reading Time: 5 minutesFrom the formation of new parties or new additions to our Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs), there has been speculation of an election being held this year. During an election, both parties and voters need to be careful of what they say and do. In this article, we answer your questions about voting, and give you […]

Rise of the PMD: The Case for Compulsory Insurance in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesMany of us are now familiar with personal mobility devices (PMDs), including devices such as electric scooters, Segways, hoverboards and electric skateboards. These increasingly popular PMDs provide portable personal transport to users in getting from one place to another quickly, particularly for short trips. Millennials and even the elderly welcome PMDs, which are in line […]

The Amended Employment Act– A New Dawn?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAlas, the amended Employment Act has finally come into force on 1 April 2019. For the first time since the enactment of the first Employment Act in 1968, every employee, including all white collar professionals, managers, executives and technicians (“PMETs”) earning more than SGD 4,500, is now covered under the core provisions of Employment Act.[1] […]

ซีรี่ย์ข้ามแดน: กระบวนการหย่าร้างที่สิงคโปร์ในฐานะเป็นชาวต่างชาติ

Reading Time: 1 minutesประเทศสิงคโปร์เป็นประเทศที่มีความหลากหลายมาก และมีคนจากทั่วโลกมาทำงานและใช้ชีวิตที่นี่เป็นจำนวนมาก ผู้เกิดที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์มีจำนวนมากกว่าครึ่งหนึ่งของประชากรปัจจุบัน ดังนั้นจะเป็นเรื่องไม่ประหลาดใจที่ 40% ของการจดทะเบียนสมรสที่สิงคโปร์ในปีค.ศ. 2008 เป็นระหว่างคนสิงคโปร์และคนต่างชาติ ตอนนี้ยังไม่มีสถิติที่บอกจำนวนการสมรสโดยทั้งสองฝ่ายเป็นคนต่างชาติ ในปี 2017 จะมีคดีหย่าร้าง 1 คดีต่อทุกๆ 4 คดีการสมรส

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The Hong Kong Court’s Approach to Child Custody Relocation Cases

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs an international finance centre, families from all over the world relocate to Hong Kong for work purposes. In the event that the relationship between the parents break down, can one of them simply return home with his or her children? Parental removal of a child from one country to another may amount to child […]

Is Homelessness a Problem in Singapore?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe answer to that question is, in short, yes. According to a survey done by volunteers of a welfare organisation ‘Montfort Care’ and volunteer group ‘SW101’ in late 2017, there are 180 homeless people sleeping outdoors across 25 locations in Singapore.The same survey also debunked certain generalisations and stereotypes of homeless people in Singapore as […]

Hong Kong: Is the test for “substantial connection” for the declaration of parentage the same as that for matrimonial proceedings?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In respect of initiating proceedings for divorce in Hong Kong, section 3(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance (Cap. 179) requires either of the parties to have substantial connection with Hong Kong. There is a line of divorce cases showing that the Courts in determining whether a connection is substantial would take all relevant factors […]

Types of property and home ownership in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesProperty in Singapore is seen as a reliable investment and asset for both locals and foreigners alike. Real estate in Singapore remains relatively affordable compared to other countries and currently, inheritance tax is not payable in Singapore.[1] This article hopes to shed some light on the types of housing available in Singapore as well as […]

How does an escrow account work in Singapore?  

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn Singapore, escrow accounts are used predominantly by solicitors in conveyancing transactions to control the flow of funds during various stages of the transaction. This article will look at the role of escrow accounts in conveyancing and the other purposes escrow accounts can serve. By understanding what the term means, you can better navigate and […]