A visual guide to the type of work passes in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesEmployers rely on foreign workers for various reasons – whether to answer the shortage of local workers or to fill specialised roles. The Ministry of Manpower reports 1.393 million foreign workers in Singapore as of December 2016. Employers who want to tap into foreign talent must apply for work passes. It can be a complicated […]

How many lawyers are there in Singapore? [Infographic]

Reading Time: 2 minutesEver wondered how many lawyers there are in Singapore? According to the Law Society of Singapore, there are 4,834 lawyers with practicing certificates in Singapore as of 2015. A lawyer in Singapore must have a practicing certificate to practice It is mandatory for a lawyer to have a valid practicing certificate issued by the Law […]

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The Singapore Legal System at a Glance (in 1 min)

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo you know the Singapore Legal System? Is it really necessary for you to know the Singapore Legal System? Not really, but it is really useful to have an idea so do take a few moments and have a quick look. This article is a 1-minute read to give you a quick overview of the […]

How to Resolve Parenting Conflicts Out of Court – Tips from a Matrimonial Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting conflicts can arise from different parenting  styles  Quite often, conflicts in parenting style can lead to marital breakdown and at its worst, can manifest during the divorce process. It is clear that we are born and raised differently and no one shares the same childhood experience. It’s very rare to have parents agree completely […]

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Art or Vandalism? Where Art meets the Law in Singapore

Reading Time: 9 minutesArt collides with the law Two of the most talked about artworks in Singapore had appeared overnight to surprise both members of the public and public authorities. In a bold move, the artists of both artworks had bypassed the process of obtaining official permission to display their work in public. Their public artworks have since […]

Lawyers’ Profiles Visualized In A WordCloud

Reading Time: 2 minutesA Word Cloud of Lawyers in our Network Since we at AsiaLawNetwork.com have a data-driven culture like most startups, we decided to create a Word Cloud from the text from all the lawyers on our platform to look for any interesting trends. How do lawyers describe themselves? What are the most frequently used words? The […]

Your life in the bits and bytes of photos — Google and Apple Photos compared

Reading Time: 5 minutesYour life in the bits and bytes of photos Digital photographs are a key part of our everyday lives now. With the proliferation of digital cameras, and more importantly the proliferation of smartphones with digital cameras on them, storing and sharing these pieces of our lives has become essential to us as social creatures. It […]

Driving with Uber or Grab? Learn how you can protect yourself while on the road!

Reading Time: 4 minutesPrivate limousine services like Uber and Grab are the new way to get around. Affordable and accessible at almost any time of the day, they allow us to travel in comfort without breaking the bank. Unlike other countries around the region, Singapore has welcomed these private limousine services, however disruptive they may be. Latest estimates […]

Top legal movies to watch this weekend — A data-driven review

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy law / legal movies and shows can be so engaging The Law might seem a dry topic to some people but is a very fertile ground to make some of the most engaging movies and TV shows. Law is an absolute ingredient of any civilization. It’s painfully easy to overlook the importance of law […]

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 […]