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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 […]