Seagate Technology International v Vikas Goel [2016] SGHC 12 – Obtaining a Judgment on the Merits in Singapore for the Purpose of Enforcement Overseas

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. They […]

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 […]

When a trust is not a trust: Relevant lessons from New Zealand

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Savoir LLC. For the discerning client who values discretion and discernment, Savoir LLC is the single point for all your needs. They are a bespoke law practice specialising in solutions, strategy and structures for business leaders, entrepreneurs, families and start-ups. Their services converge with only one objective – You.   When a […]

Making legal claims for medical malpractice

Reading Time: 3 minutesSince a medical practitioner is expected to improve your condition, you, as a patient, have the right to take legal action against a doctor, or nurse, if your condition worsens or a new one develops as a result of their negligence or malpractice. Your insurance would generally only cover future medical costs that resulted from […]

Your Workplace Rights in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]

Conveyancing – What is it?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Simply said, conveyancing relates to the legal process of transferring the right of ownership of a property from one person, or entity, to another. However, this process can be greatly varied due to the different types of properties available and laws governing the process in each instance. Different buyers and sellers, with […]

Curveball Series: Receiving a Death Threat or Being Stalked

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Internet is a many splendored thing. The ways it helps reduce the distance between friends and family members who may not live in the same city or even country would have been unthought of in a previous century. Unfortunately, as such great things tend to be, the Internet is also a double edge sword. […]

Curveball Series: Sudden Death of Key Man

Reading Time: 3 minutesImagine if your business suddenly lost its founder, CEO, CFO or top-grossing salesperson due to their sudden death. A sad and pretty devastating idea, isn’t it? The passing of an important figure within a small or medium enterprise (SME) can be especially debilitating. It might be the kind of thing that keeps you up at […]

5 Things to Ask Yourself About Life Insurance

Reading Time: 4 minutesSome people know a lot about life insurance while others know very little. The one thing that most people seem to know and agree on, however, is that they need it. Maybe lots of it. Some people might go and ask questions about life insurance of friends, colleagues or loved ones but, the truth it, how […]

Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]

Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]