Reading Time: 1 minutesสมมุติว่าคุณเพิ่งไปขอคำปรึกษาด้านกฎหมายจากเพื่อนหรือคนในครอบครัวที่เผอิญเป็นทนาย หรือคุณอาจจะไปจ้างทนายมาเพื่อขอคำแนะนำเกี่ยวกับเรื่องบางอย่าง และตอนนี้อีกฝ่ายก็ตอบกลับมาเรียบร้อย คุณได้รู้ข้อมูลเท่าที่คุณจำเป็นต้องรู้แล้ว และคุณก็ทราบดีแล้วด้วยว่าหลังจากนี้คุณมีทางเลือกอะไรที่สามารถทำได้บ้าง แล้วทีนี้คุณยังควรจะต้องหาความคิดเห็นที่สองเพิ่มอีกหรือเปล่า? Ok! You’ve just gotten some legal advice from a lawyer. They might be a friend or family member who is a lawyer, or a lawyer that you have engaged and paid to give you legal advice. You are now equipped with your options and information to make your decision […]
Starting a restaurant or food & beverage (F&B) business in Singapore – licenses, agreements and other legal requirements
Reading Time: 7 minutesFood – a part of Singapore’s DNA Singaporeans have always had a love affair with food. One of the favourite pastimes of Singaporeans is seeking out and dining at new and exciting establishments. We are home to a plethora of cuisines, with authentic Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and other South East Asian eateries aplenty. […]
Means and merits testing (Do you qualify for legal aid?) and FAQ on legal aid
Reading Time: 9 minutesLegal aid is available for Singaporeans and PR The Legal Aid Bureau provides assistance to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who need access to legal representation in civil cases but are unable to afford it. They must be: Singapore citizens or permanent residents who are in Singapore; Citizens or residents of contracting states who are involved […]
Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult Service Wins Bronze Award
Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network’s Quick Consult awarded at SITF 2017 SINGAPORE, 26 October 2017 – Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult service was awarded Bronze in the Best innovative Infocomm Product/Solution in the Digital Services Category at the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards 2017. The SiTF Awards provides recognition to innovative ICM Application / Solution which […]
Can WhatsApp messages be used in court in Singapore?
Reading Time: 6 minutes67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp More and more Singaporeans are using WhatsApp as a main messaging platform to communicate. As of Q4 2016, 67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp and this is only slightly behind Youtube (75%) and Facebook (72%). Singaporeans are not just using WhatsApp for personal conversations but also increasingly, for business conversations. Inevitable question […]
Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement
Reading Time: 6 minutesShareholder’s Agreement is an important starting point for many startups and SMEs Many people decide to go into business at some point in their lives. The number of startups continue to burgeon the world over. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Singapore’s enterprises and account for about half of Singapore’s GDP. […]
Defending yourself against defamatory attacks on social media
Reading Time: 6 minutesSocial media is part of everyday life now Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and SnapChat are a part of our everyday lives today in 2017. Facebook has 2 billion monthly active users in the world while WhatsApp has 1.2 billion and Instagram has 700 million. People are engaging more on social media […]
How to choose a mediator?
Reading Time: 6 minutesMediation – an alternative to Court litigation that is gaining traction When a serious dispute arises, the common response is to instruct lawyers immediately and to take the battle straightaway into the Courtroom. This may be the preference of many who have no faith that the dispute can be resolved. In recent times however, disputants […]
What’s the difference between advocates, solicitors, barristers, counsels, notaries, lawyers and attorney in Singapore?
Reading Time: 4 minutesWhy so many legal terms for lawyers? All of us have come to recognise different words referring to lawyers such as barrister, solicitor, notary, advocate, counsel and attorney. Are they the same? What really is the difference? How do you know which type of lawyer you need? Each of them defined Let’s kick off with […]
Most Common and Confusing Legal Words (Legalese) Explained Simply
Reading Time: 9 minutesA technical and confusing language of the law Legal terms can be extremely confusing for laypeople, yet lawyers seem to employ them at whim. Every law school student is required to learn this, so they pick it up over their years in law school, use it in their professional lives daily and eventually might not […]
Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult Clients’ Testimonials
Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork’s mission is to enable people in Asia to make better and more confident decisions in their lives and build stronger businesses by efficiently and effectively connecting customers to the right legal advice quickly and affordably. We are the first to launch a service like Quick Consult in Singapore that lets anyone call a lawyer […]
When will you need legal advice?
Reading Time: 2 minutesThe average Singaporean needs legal advice approximately 5 times in the course of his or her life according to internal research. These are often tied to various life stages that a typical individual might go through. Check out this nifty infographic that we created from our internal research which ties the various major life events with […]