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High Court refuses to give weight to witness compellability as a factor in the test for forum non conveniens where the witness in question is the Defendant’s brother
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 6 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 […]

How well do you know Singapore Laws?
Cybersecurity,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs part of Law Awareness Week, ALN conducted a survey last week on 5 quirky and interesting Singapore Laws.   After asking hundreds of Singaporeans for their opinions, it appears that Singaporeans might not be as legally aware as they think they are on some issues. The Questions that we asked Singaporeans Respondents to our […]

The Whatsapp Exodus-which app should you switch to?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 5 minutesGlobally, text messaging has been in decline for the past few years. Research by COMREG reveals that the global usage of SMS has dropped by 44% from 3 billion to 1.7 billion. More and more consumers are switching to messaging platforms rather than traditional SMS messaging. According to data from Statista, the most popular messaging in […]

MAS Proposes Changes to Payments Regulatory Framework and Establishment of a National Payments Council
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 7 minutesMAS Proposes Changes to Payments Regulatory Framework and Establishment of a National Payments Council 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 […]

Getting Legal Advice is No Longer Difficult or Expensive — S$49 with Asia Law Network’s New Quick Consult Service
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 7 minutesGetting legal help is hard Whether you’re hiring a lawyer for the first time or seeking a second opinion about your legal options, getting legal help in Singapore can be a daunting experience. Unless you have very close friends or family members who are lawyers, finding legal guidance can be agitating. Introducing Quick Consult — […]

What the Ashley Madison saga means for companies in Singapore
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 5 minutesMore than cheating husbands and ghost wives, the Ashley Madison debacle will be closely watched for how the legal system tangles with multiangular rage on whether Ashley Madison had taken sufficient measures to protect John Doe’s data, whether he can have legal recourse for his grievances only in Cyprus, and why people can still find […]

What Makes a Valid Contract?
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Important of the Contract The proper performance of contracts is key to the economic functioning of our society. All contracts have to come to a close or, in legal terms, be “discharged.” If one or both of the parties to a contract fail to live up to their end of the bargain, the courts […]

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 […]

Personal

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 […]

Business

Hong Kong: Who shall bear the burden of proof in cargo damage claims?

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction In a recent case Volcafe v CSAV [2018] UKSC 61, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (the “Supreme Court”) discussed for the first time as to who shall bear the burden of proof in cargo damage claims against the shipowner under the Hague Rules. Facts Background The Claimants, who are the cargo owners and bill […]

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