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The Welfare of the Child is Paramount: How An Adoption Order Passed Without Consent Of Biological Parents
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article was written by Shriveena Naidu and Philippa Hewitt from Withers KhattarWong. The cornerstone of family law in Singapore is that the welfare of the child is paramount.  This was reiterated in the recent decision of Re B [2020] SGFC 46 (“Re B“). In Re B, the Family Court in Singapore made the surprising […]

Withers hires senior disputes lawyer Chenthil Kumarasingam on the back of increased demand in dispute resolution
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Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further developed its litigation and arbitration strengths in Asia with the hire of new partner Chenthil Kumarasingam and his team in Singapore, on the back of increased demand for dispute resolution services. Chenthil and his team join from Oon and Bazul LLP. Chenthil offers a broad range of dispute resolution […]

What if you didn’t write it down? Verbal promises in business contracts.
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 6 minutesI.               Introduction Business negotiations can be lengthy. In the course of negotiations, parties might make a verbal promise to do or not do something. There might also be emails recording the promise or showing that there were verbal negotiations. But if the promise does not end up in a written contract, can you hold the other […]

Yes, Prime Minister? A commentary on R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41
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Reading Time: 14 minutes  Introduction In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Since then, the government’s attempts to initiate the withdrawal process have not only been fraught with political disagreement and delays, but have also prompted several constitutional law challenges.   On 24 September 2019, the UK Supreme […]

Online Bullying
Defamation,Harassment,Legal Everyday,Personal,Tort Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article was written by Nadia Moynihan from August Law with the assistance of Annette Liew, an L.L.B. undergraduate at Singapore Management University’s School of Law. Cyberbullying as a phenomenon has grown exponentially over the last two decades and Singapore apparently now has the second highest incidence of cyberbullying in the world. This should not be surprising, […]

The burning question – the effect of Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd on non-SIA contracts and terminated contracts
Legal Contracts,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesI.            Introduction In Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 36 (“Far East Square”), the Court of Appeal held that a payment claim submitted after the issuance of the architect’s Final Certificate would be invalid regardless of whether the employer submitted a payment response. This was due to […]

Indemnity provisions in contracts – are they that important?
Business,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are indemnity provisions? Indemnity provisions, also known as “indemnities” or “indemnity clauses”, are commonly included in contracts to allocate risk between contracting parties. If properly included, the indemnifying party (the “indemnifier”) will be obliged to compensate the indemnified party for losses which may occur as a result of a specified event, sometimes referred to […]

Doing business with foreign companies safely
Business,Business Advice,Dispute Resolution

Reading Time: 8 minutesI. Introduction In any business, careful risk management is crucial to protecting your profits. One major and often overlooked risk is litigation risk, especially overseas litigation risk. This article will address the litigation risk that a Singaporean company may face when doing business with a foreign counterparty that fails to uphold its contractual obligations. II. […]

Are you a victim of sexual assault or harassment?
Criminal and Litigation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesIf you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, the first thing you should do is immediately tell someone you trust and go to make a police report. However, there is more you can do to secure justice for yourself against your attacker or harasser if the criminal process proves to be too daunting […]

Notes from the Bar – who bears the loss of cyber fraud?
Business,Consumer Law,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesCyber fraud and the hacking of email accounts is an increasingly common occurrence nowadays.  The shipping and international trade industries, where large sums of money are regularly remitted, has become an increasingly attractive target for cyber fraudsters.  The question that arises where there is cyber fraud and monies are intercepted while in transit between payor […]

Michael Loh, Partner of Clifford Law, details the harsh truths and emotional struggles of being a lawyer 
Criminal and Litigation,Divorce and Child Custody,Features,Lawyer Features,Mediation

Reading Time: 9 minutesBeing a lawyer may seem glamorous and prestigious, but the life of a lawyer is not all sunshine and rainbows. In this article, Michael Loh, a partner at Clifford Law, shares with us the little known truths and pains of being a lawyer.  Michael has been in practice since 1992. Although he primarily handles family […]

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The Welfare of the Child is Paramount: How An Adoption Order Passed Without Consent Of Biological Parents

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article was written by Shriveena Naidu and Philippa Hewitt from Withers KhattarWong. The cornerstone of family law in Singapore is that the welfare of the child is paramount.  This was reiterated in the recent decision of Re B [2020] SGFC 46 (“Re B“). In Re B, the Family Court in Singapore made the surprising […]

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What You Should Know Before You Sign That Letter of Guarantee

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction You may have been asked to sign a letter of guarantee before. Simply put, a letter of guarantee is a promise to pay another person’s debt if he or she is unable to do so. However, being a guarantor can certainly be risky, especially when the debt is significant. So the question is: should […]

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