Australia: Hiring casual employees – a warning issued to employers by the Federal Court

Reading Time: 5 minutesDetermining whether to classify employees as casual or permanent is a significant decision for any employer. When making such a determination, employers must give consideration to the nature and continuity of work to be undertaken by the employee and the viability of paying casual loading – an amount typically 25% higher than an employee’s base […]

香港:我可以追讨非法活动的收入损失吗?

Reading Time: 1 minutes此案的申索人以非法摆卖为生,但在香港,无牌摆卖属违法行为。有人认为,若容许无牌小贩追讨非法摆卖的收入损失,某程度上会使香港的街道秩序更加混乱,且变相认同违反小贩规例的行为。在Chung Man Yau一案中,前上诉法庭副庭长马天敏法官确立了非法行为无碍追讨收入损失的原则。

When is a civilian allowed to arrest a criminal in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesTo what extent can civilians be involved in prosecuting a perpetrator? In what ways can civilians as individuals bring justice and be involved within the criminal process? Such questions are posed by ordinary people like us, who doubt whether we have a moral responsibility to bring criminals in light of the law. We as civilians […]

香港:前配偶拒绝支付赡养费,我该怎么办?

Reading Time: 1 minutes不按照法院赡养令支付赡养费的情况如今十分常见,除了因经济困难或没有能力支付的情况外,有时即使前配偶有经济能力付款,亦可能因为心怀不满而拒绝向对方支付赡养费。本文将探讨 (i) 透过向法院提出申请来处理这种情况的现行机制,及 (ii) 法院因应近期YBL v LWC [2016] HKEC 2791案件裁决而对该机制的看法。

Writing Scathing Online Reviews – Can you get sued?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you ever had a meal at a restaurant or a hair-dye so bad that you were tempted to immediately jump on TripAdvisor, Burpple or other reviewing sites to write about that waitress who spilt hot tea on you and didn’t apologise, or the hairdresser who dyed your hair an entirely different shade from what […]

Single Fathers in Singapore – Overcoming Legal Obstacles

Reading Time: 8 minutesTypically, it is hard for fathers in Singapore to gain care and control over their children. This is not something new. However, it is something that is continuously fought over and spoken about. Firstly, according to the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”), there has been an increase in the rate of divorces in […]

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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Building a Sustainable Enbloc Sale Market: Keeping Expectations Realistic

Reading Time: 4 minutesAuthored by Kenneth Szeto and Benjamin Hong of Withers KhattarWong LLP Singapore was gripped with enbloc sale fever in the first half of 2018, a momentum that started gathering since early 2017, beginning with the Shunfu Ville transaction. The period witnessed the successful closing of several big ticket – near billion dollar – deals. We […]

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What do you need to know about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s not rare to keep valuable, or even potentially embarrassing information under wraps. In fact, it should be the norm. In early 2017, as the South Korean technology company, Samsung, began to roll-out its new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, local online media outlet, Mothership, reported that a Singaporean man was asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement […]

A contract is, but just a click away

Reading Time: 7 minutesAvid shoppers will recognise the wonderful shopping bargains on Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, 11.11 Singles Day and sales on 12.12. From e-retailers like Redmart to online marketplaces like Carousell, the convenience of the internet has indeed made it much easier for us to indulge in our occasional need for retail therapy. Online communication methods such […]