The Whatsapp Exodus-which app should you switch to? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reading Time: 1 minutesThis article is written by Seah Ern Xu from Asia Law Network. This article does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion on any matter discussed and, accordingly, it should not be relied upon. It should not be regarded as a comprehensive statement of the law and practice in this area. If you require […]

How well do you know Singapore Laws?

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?

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 […]

What the Ashley Madison saga means for companies in Singapore

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 […]

Pokemon No Go: 4 ways you could be unknowingly breaking the law

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is official. Singaporeans have Pokemon Go fever. Public spaces are more crowded than ever and players are congregating towards Pokestops and Gyms. With this increase in public interaction, here are some laws that you might know you could be breaking. 1. In your search to catch ‘em all, you could end up committing trespass […]

Can Pet Owners take legal action against a deceitful Cremation Company?

Reading Time: 5 minutesExpress Pet Cremation is currently under investigation by the police for giving fake “pet remains” made up of sand and cement to pet owners. While the boss of the company has denied any wrongdoing, the investigation has definitely planted the seed of doubt amongst previous and current customers. Owners should first establish evidence of wrongdoing […]

Celebrating Lee Kuan Yew the lawyer

Reading Time: 4 minutes2016 marks the 51st year of Singapore’s independence. It is also the first year since the passing of one of Singapore’s founding fathers, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee Kuan Yew will always be remembered for being the first prime minister of Singapore and the leader of the People’s Action Party. But what is not as well […]

3 things to know before you accept the terms and conditions of Pokemon Go

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Given the long awaited release of Pokemon Go in Singapore, it is almost certain that most Singaporeans gamers would just scroll through the Terms of Service (ToS) and simply click ‘accept’ without reading the ToS carefully. Frankly, no one likes the idea of carefully reading through a few thousand words of dense and sometimes […]

Can NUS orientation student “victims” take legal action?

Reading Time: 6 minutes  A recap on the NUS Saga On 26th July, The New Paper published a report claiming an increase of sexualized activities in the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) orientation camps.   The report included anecdotes of simulated rape scenes as well as students being pressured to answer sexual questions. NUS then commenced investigations to determine the scale […]

Can Taylor Swift sue Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for leaked convo…if this happened in Singapore?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe interwebs were recently ablaze with a Snapchat video of a phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.  Leaked by Kim Kardashian, the video shows West asking Swift for her opinion on a line from his song “Famous”. This video is the latest twist in a bitter feud between West and Swift.  West’s song […]

Can California Fitness customers do anything to get their money back?

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 20th July 2016, California Fitness customers received notice that the gyms in Novena and Bugis were to be closed with immediate effect. Many were caught by surprise, especially new gym members who had recently purchased gym memberships. It was also announced that Tim Reid and Theresa Ng of Ferrier Hodgson were appointed as provisional […]

Schoolboy hit by car caught on camera, who is at fault?

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently, a viral video has been making its rounds on the internet. The minute long video features a schoolboy who runs across a road and ends up flying in the air after being hit by a car. Thankfully, the schoolboy did not appear to be seriously injured and eventually got up with some help. The […]