Ng Ziqin
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Ziqin writes the way she runs – only when the mood seizes her, only in short bursts, and only when she can see the finish line. Her most significant sporting achievements are consuming Himalayan Salt (it’s a sports candy, don’t judge) and winning an uncontested class election in junior college to become her class' PE rep.

Know Your Lawyer: Angelia Thng, Partner at Braddell Brothers, On Imposter Syndrome And Fear Of The Unknown
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen Angelia’s boss first told Angelia that he wanted to promote her to the role of Partner, her first response was, “Are you crazy?” Although she had already been an Associate at Braddell Brothers for more than four years by that point, Angelia still didn’t feel ready to assume the responsibility of being a partner. […]

Know Your Lawyer: Adrian Tan, Partner at TSMP, On Why The Law Is A Society’s Operating System
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesNovelist, stand-up comedian, friend-for-hire — these are all names that Adrian Tan has been known by. However, his most profitable gig might actually be moonlighting as a lawyer.  It is in his capacity as a lawyer that I am interviewing him today. At 3 o’clock, he waltzes into the conference room at TSMP with his […]

Know Your Lawyer: Clarence Lun, Managing Director of Fervent Chambers LLC, Is A Protector Of Reputations
Defamation,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s something that you probably didn’t know about Clarence Lun: he used to be an elite runner.  Clarence once ran at the highest echelons of distance running and hoped to one day represent Singapore. But while a serious knee injury might have dashed his SEA Games dreams, he remains deeply involved in the sporting world—albeit […]

Lunch With A Lawyer: Janna Wong, Associate At Heng, Leong and Srinivasan LLC
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen I reached out to Janna over email to request an interview, Janna suggested that we meet here, at The Malayan Council on Winstedt Road. When our meeting finally rolls around, I dig into a decadent slice of ondeh-ondeh cake, and start Janna off with the all-time favourite question of law school admissions panels everywhere: […]

Know Your Lawyer: Joshua Tan, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, Believes That Law Is A Business
Business Advice,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesLaw is a business.  This is one of the first things Joshua shares with me, just three minutes into our interview.  Two or three decades earlier, this matter-of-fact utterance would have raised eyebrows and blood pressures, and sent senior lawyers within earshot spewing diatribes in defence of the sanctity of the legal profession.  But to […]

How Do I Represent Myself In A Criminal Case—And Should I Do It?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 9 minutesImagine that you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation: you’ve been arrested for a crime. Shoplifting, arson—maybe even vandalism. As you’re sitting in the interrogation room, one thought flashes across your mind: you need to get a lawyer.  But it’s possible that you might also have considered a very radical alternative—DIY justice. Maybe you’ve just […]

Why The Language of the Law Is So Convoluted: It’s A Feature, Not A Bug
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 7 minutesDense, convoluted and utterly impenetrable to the layperson. One need only cast one’s eyes upon the Penal Code’s six-line, 102-word definition of ‘cheating’ to understand why this is the common perception of most legal documents.  It seems intuitive that having laws isn’t very helpful if the only way you can understand them is by taking […]

Know Your Lawyer: Why Sarah-Mae Thomas, Managing Director of Sarah-Mae Thomas LLC, Is Singapore’s Elle Woods
Divorce and Child Custody,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 10 minutesJust three weeks before Part A of the Singapore Bar exams, Sarah-Mae received a note from the Ministry of Law. Her application to be exempted from taking the exams had been rejected. To move back to Singapore to be with her family, Sarah-Mae had written essays, submitted letters of recommendation and sent in her CV […]

From Jan 2023, GST To Be Imposed On All Imported Goods Purchased Online
ICYMI,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 16 February 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced that from 1 Jan 2023, GST will be levied on “imported low-value goods and business-to-consumer (B2C) imported non-digital services”.  The announcement means that from Jan 2023, all goods imported via air or post will be subject to GST. This would […]

Know Your Lawyer: Thangavelu, Consultant At Trident Law Corporation, Turns Confusion Into Clarity
Criminal and Litigation,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen one of his former clients was about to be executed, Thangavelu did not hesitate to open his home to the man’s parents.  The former client was a foreigner who had been charged with drug trafficking in Singapore. His parents, who had flown in to visit their son for the last time, did not know […]

6 Things You Should Know About The Internal Security Act
ICYMI

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently, a 16-year-old Singaporean made headlines for being the youngest person to be dealt with under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities. The boy, a Protestant Christian of Indian ethnicity, became self-radicalised after watching live-streamed videos of the Christchurch mosque attacks and reading the manifesto of the Christchurch attacker.   The ISA is undoubtedly […]