Being bankrupt in Singapore – Should you declare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesFiling for bankruptcy is a serious and stressful decision to make. In such situations, debtors often seek advice on whether, and how they should go about resolving these debts. With the above in mind, this article aims to help you better understand your legal position before seeking a lawyer’s advice on what it means to […]

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Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are the aims of the Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill 2018? The Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill 2018 which was passed in Parliament on 8 January 2018 (“the Bill”) has a three-pronged aim: to provide borrowers with better protection; to strengthen the regulation of moneylenders; and to professionalise the moneylending industry. The legislative amendments to the Moneylenders Act […]

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Dealing with bankruptcy woes

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust being handed a bankruptcy order and feeling helpless? Or stuck in bankruptcy for a while now and trying to get out? Don’t panic yet! With the amendments to the Bankruptcy Law previously on 1 August 2016 , have you had time to relook at whether you can escape your current bankrupt state since then? […]

What are some of the legal issues that are best done with specialized lawyers?

Reading Time: 1 minutesThere are some areas where you’ll probably need a specialist practitioner.  They include: Accident and Personal Injury Claims Bankruptcy & Insolvency Conveyancing for both Landlords and Tenants Divorce and Family Matters Criminal Matters For any of the above matters, our search function at AsiaLawNetwork.com makes it easy to get a list of relevant lawyers for […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs in all professions, there are varying standards to legal services. Competency of a lawyer does not only rest on the years of experience but could also depend on the exposure that a practitioner has in the specific area or industry. Like definitions of “reasonable” efforts, what constitutes “diligent” legal service to a client? Who […]