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Medical Treatment Gone Wrong – What are your rights as a patient?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Hippocratic oath demands that doctors do no harm. Thankfully, most doctors follow this in the exercise of their skills. Sadly, some fall short of the mark in discharging their duties to the patient, whether intentionally or otherwise, while others deliberately engage in unethical practices. In one case, Dr Wong of Raffles Hospital gave a […]

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What is Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) in Singapore?

Reading Time: 4 minutesA person may be charged with an offence for a criminal breach of trust (“CBT”) if he dishonestly misappropriates, takes, uses or dispose of any property which he has control over. The offence is described under s. 405 to 409 of the Penal Code, Cap. 224. A CBT is committed if: A person who is […]

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Multi-Jurisdictional Jeopardy & Resolution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Reading Time: 3 minutesLawyer Edmund Lam previously wrote a three-part series on white-collar crime with illustration of actual cases that happened in Singapore. You can read the articles here (to hyperlink). In this article, he shares more about multi-jurisdictional jeopardy & resolution and  deferred prosecution agreements. Multi-Jurisdictional Jeopardy & Resolution In recent times, authorities are stepping up on multi-jurisdictional […]

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White-Collar Crimes in Singapore: Tales of Terrible Lessons (Part 3 of 3)

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn the first of a three-part series, lawyer Edmund Lam gave an introduction to white-collar crime and shared examples of money laundering and signing of false certificates. He also shared about the criminal breach of trust, corporate and securities fraud in the second article. In the last part of this series, Edmund provides illustrations on […]

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White-Collar Crimes in Singapore: Tales of Terrible Lessons (Part 2 of 3)

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn the first of a three-part series, lawyer Edmund Lam gave an introduction to white-collar crime and shared examples of money laundering and signing of false certificates.  In this article, he provides illustrations of the criminal breach of trust, corporate fraud and corruption and bribery. Illustrations of white-collar crimes Criminal Breach of Trust In 2001, […]

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White-Collar Crimes in Singapore: Tales of Terrible Lessons (Part 1 of 3)

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn a three-part series, lawyer Edmund Lam shares more about white-collar crimes and illustrations of the different types of white-collar crimes. In the first part of this series, Edmund shares more about white-collar crimes and provides illustrations on money laundering and signing of false certificates. To many of us, white-collar crime stories seem to be […]

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Making a Mitigation Plea in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesAfter a person is found guilty of an offence, the Court will decide on the punishment. The prosecution will usually submit a sentence which their office sees as befitting of the offence. In response, the offender or his lawyer is entitled to make a plea in mitigation. The Court will pass sentence after hearing the prosecution’s […]

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Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums – You May Be Liable! (with 99.co)

Reading Time: 5 minutesAsia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of both blogs. In this article, Lawyer Marianne Chew talks about Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums. The Story In 60 Seconds Increase in reports of brothels being operated out of residential apartments Landlords, agents or tenants of these brothels are liable […]

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How to choose a mediator?

Reading Time: 6 minutesMediation – an alternative to Court litigation that is gaining traction When a serious dispute arises, the common response is to instruct lawyers immediately and to take the battle straightaway into the Courtroom. This may be the preference of many who have no faith that the dispute can be resolved. In recent times however, disputants […]

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Private Gambling in Singapore: Is It Legal?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There are a total of five laws that cover all aspects of gambling: The Common Gaming Houses Act – This act regulates and suppresses all common gaming houses, public gaming, and public lotteries The Betting Act – Which regulates common betting-houses, betting in public locations, and bookmakers Private Lotteries Act […]

When Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery year, about 12,000 people face criminal charges in court without a criminal lawyer. While it is not compulsory to be represented by a lawyer, it may be useful to hire a lawyer given the difficulties of self-representation and the potentially serious consequences of a criminal conviction. What is a criminal lawyer? All practising lawyers […]