Reading Time: 4 minutesAs per the Ministry of Health (MOH), 85 percent of the Singaporean population have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 83 percent have received two vaccine doses as of Sept 26¹. This has met Health Minister Ong Ye Kung’s target, set on 26 July, expecting 80 percent of the Singaporean population to […]
James Ow Yong, Director of Kalco Law, believes that offenders can and should be rehabilitated holistically.
Reading Time: 5 minutesA few years ago, a young man was caught spraying expletives outside a HDB block. He was sentenced to probation, but the Prosecution found it too lenient a sentence. It was James’ first Magistrate’s appeal case. In the half a year during which this appeal took place, James – the young man’s representative – found […]
Low Lih Jeng, Senior Consultant at Sage Mediation, embodies the value of service.
Reading Time: 6 minutes“I promise to do my best,” Judge Low says. These words are not spoken thoughtlessly. In fact, they stem from the Girl Guide Promise, the values of which have long been impressed upon Judge Low’s personal beliefs and value system. They speak of a lifetime of service – from mediating disputes in the State Courts, […]
Anil Lalwani, Director of DL Law Corporation, is a master of his emotions.
Reading Time: 4 minutesAnil starts his day with gratitude, giving thanks for everything that he has. “No matter what happens, be it good or bad, it’s important to thank the universe for all I have. What matters is the present, and for us to stop dwelling on the past or the future.” In a work environment of high […]
Eugene Lim, founding Principal of Taxise Asia LLC and technopreneur, on how he fell into tax accidentally.
Reading Time: 6 minutesEugene starts his day at around 8 in the morning, just in time to catch the companies in the West Coast before they end work. Then, he checks in with his associates at WTS Taxise. “Especially in this Covid-19 period, it’s important to ensure that everyone is coping well,” Eugene says. In the afternoon, he […]
How can you represent yourself in court for civil lawsuits?
Reading Time: 5 minutesHow can you represent yourself in court for civil lawsuits? From personal injury cases to contract cases, the process may seem complicated and even labyrinthe to the layman. Although litigants in person who conduct their own cases are required to prepare and conduct their case to the same standard as lawyers, it is not impossible. […]
Gillian Tan, Of Counsel of That.Legal, believes that working from home as a new mother is empowering.
Reading Time: 4 minutesIf there is one good thing that arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be that it has significantly changed the way businesses, including law firms, work. Under the rules as at the date of writing, work from home (“WFH”) is the default mode in Singapore since disaster struck in late in 2019. While […]
The role of culture on divorce, and its impacts on how a divorce proceeding is handled.
Reading Time: 5 minutesDivorce is far from a simple or straightforward matter. The considerations are often multifarious, but one intangible yet omnipresent aspect is none other than culture. From customs to communication methods, culture finds itself underpinning our beliefs, values and decision-making process for significant life events, such as divorce. In this article, we will examine the role […]
Commentary on Model and Artist’s Legal Tussle: Are my image rights as a model in a photograph protected from commercial use in Singapore?
Reading Time: 7 minutes In late March 2021, local model Duan Mei Yue and artist Allison Low found themselves in a legal tussle that made it all the way into mainstream media. Low had referenced a photo of Duan’s for her artwork that bore a high resemblance to the latter’s likeness, allegedly without Duan’s permission. The artwork was […]
A Summary of “The Rule Of Law” by Tom Bingham: Part 2
Reading Time: 5 minutesIn Part 2 of this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at the remaining 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly. If you haven’t already, read Part 1 here. Fifth, the law must afford adequate protection of fundamental human rights. […]
A Summary of “The Rule Of Law” by Tom Bingham: Part 1
Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly and break down the general concept of it. First, the law must be accessible and so far as possible intelligible, clear and predictable. This […]
TLDR: Central issue of Singapore’s first cryptocurrency case, Quoine v B2C2
Reading Time: 5 minutesAbout this case This was a legally novel case as it was the first time the defence of unilateral mistake was raised in the context of algorithmic trading and the formation of contracts by such means – a first in cryptocurrency cases. Facts & Background Quoine is a cryptocurrency exchange platform operator, while B2C2 Ltd […]