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Curveball Series: Recovering assets in a corporate insolvency as a creditor
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 7 minutesIf you are in the unenviable position of having to recover assets from a company that is insolvent as a creditor, here are a few useful steps to know about as you go about it. Information on the status of the liquidation Where the Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator, the Official Receiver will […]

Curveball Series: Should I Sue? (6 general considerations)
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people are sometimes in situations so frustrating that we feel compelled to sue someone else for putting them through a maelstrom of anger, fear, frustration and shock. This could range from slander to unfair and unethical business practices. However, once you get down to it, you really need to ask yourself 6 questions to […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – How Scammers Operate (Top 3 Signs to Look Out For)
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 7 minutesLimited recourse if you’ve been duped by scammers You saw an advertisement or attended a talk, you thought you have verified the documents, you paid good money and now your calls and emails are going unanswered. What can you do to get your money back? The unfortunate thing is – very little. Few scammers stick […]

What is Conveyancing
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Simply said, conveyancing relates to the legal process of transferring the right of ownership of a property from one to another. However, this process can be greatly varied due to the different types of properties available and the laws governing and or influencing the process can also vary in each instance. Different […]

What is Corporate Insolvency and how does it affect you?
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 3 minutesCorporate Insolvency: What it is and Options Having garnered attention given the recent liquidation application of Singapore listed company Swiber Holdings, the term “corporate insolvency” is a term that most have heard before but know little about or what it means for the people associated with it. Corporate insolvency is a state where a particular […]

Deciding how to end your marriage in Singapore – divorce, separation or annulment?
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesSometimes ending your marriage is the answer If you are planning to end your marriage, you can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. Ending a marriage may be the right decision for some married couples to resolve differences and get a new start to their lives. According to data released by the […]

Pokemon No Go: 4 ways you could be unknowingly breaking the law
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is official. Singaporeans have Pokemon Go fever. Public spaces are more crowded than ever and players are congregating towards Pokestops and Gyms. With this increase in public interaction, here are some laws that you might know you could be breaking. 1. In your search to catch ‘em all, you could end up committing trespass […]

MAS Issues New Guidelines on Outsourcing Risk Management with Guidance on Cloud Services
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 12 minutesMAS Issues New Guidelines on Outsourcing Risk Management with Guidance on Cloud Services This 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 […]

Can Pet Owners take legal action against a deceitful Cremation Company?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 5 minutesExpress Pet Cremation is currently under investigation by the police for giving fake “pet remains” made up of sand and cement to pet owners. While the boss of the company has denied any wrongdoing, the investigation has definitely planted the seed of doubt amongst previous and current customers. Owners should first establish evidence of wrongdoing […]

Celebrating Lee Kuan Yew the lawyer
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 4 minutes2016 marks the 51st year of Singapore’s independence. It is also the first year since the passing of one of Singapore’s founding fathers, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee Kuan Yew will always be remembered for being the first prime minister of Singapore and the leader of the People’s Action Party. But what is not as well […]

3 things to know before you accept the terms and conditions of Pokemon Go
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Given the long awaited release of Pokemon Go in Singapore, it is almost certain that most Singaporeans gamers would just scroll through the Terms of Service (ToS) and simply click ‘accept’ without reading the ToS carefully. Frankly, no one likes the idea of carefully reading through a few thousand words of dense and sometimes […]

Can NUS orientation student “victims” take legal action?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 6 minutes  A recap on the NUS Saga On 26th July, The New Paper published a report claiming an increase of sexualized activities in the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) orientation camps.   The report included anecdotes of simulated rape scenes as well as students being pressured to answer sexual questions. NUS then commenced investigations to determine the scale […]

Personal

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Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

Business

business man and woman shaking hands over a table with 2 cups of coffee (What constitutes acceptance of a contract)
What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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