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What happens if you cause a fatal traffic accident in Singapore?

Reading Time: 10 minutesIn the first quarter of 2018 alone, 38 people have died in 36 accidents on our country’s roads. You might still remember the harrowing fatal collision between a taxi and an oncoming car which led to the death of a 19-year old female student earlier this year. Traffic accidents are now becoming a weekly occurrence […]

Magistrate’s Complaints in Singapore: A Comprehensive Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction It is not uncommon in any society for disagreements and conflicts to arise, oftentimes leadings to one party feeling as if they have been ‘victimised’ in some way. In Singapore, we are often told that we should make a police report if we believe that we are a victim of an offence, as the […]

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A Guide to Affidavits

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is an affidavit? If you’ve always been curious about this odd-looking, strange-sounding word, you’re probably in good company! After all, the word ‘affidavit’ would hardly be used outside of legal proceedings! To put it simply, an affidavit, or what is sometimes also called a witness statement, is a written statement of the facts in […]

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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 […]

Do you have a right to silence in Singapore?

Reading Time: 9 minutes“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” These are the famous opening sentences of the Miranda warning, a list of rights read out to a person in the United States of America (USA) upon their arrest. This is a derivative […]

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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. 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 enforcement cooperation […]

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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 […]