The Remembrance and the Forgetting: Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act, Nine Years On

Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction Like most developed nations, Singapore has a gradually aging population.[1] The proliferation of this new demographic profile raises a host of pressing issues, particularly that of rising incidences of dementia among the aged.[2] Given that many of those who might suffer from dementia will have accumulated considerable assets and are therefore at risk of […]

香港:怎样才可终止我在物业中的共有权?

Reading Time: 1 minutes分划(partition)是终止物业共有权(co-ownership)的其中一种方法,令每名共有人(co-owner)成为其获分配之土地财产的唯一业主。这与联权共有权(joint tenancy)的划分不同,后者只会令共有人变成分权共有人(tenants in common),但仍然共同拥有物业。分划可以透过自愿签立契据进行;如共有人之间无法达成共识,则可根据香港法例第352章《分划条例》(「该条例」)提出诉讼,要求分划或出售物业。

HONG KONG: Former dental officer awarded substantial damages in compensation for injuries sustained due to excessive workload

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In the recent case of Yeung Lai Ping v Secretary for Justice [2019] HKCFI 881, the government has been ordered to pay nearly HK$21 million in compensation to a former dental officer, who had to retire from civil service nearly 20 years ago, after she suffered severe injuries to her right wrist due to excessive workload. […]

香港:人身伤亡的损害赔偿

Reading Time: 1 minutes人身伤亡是指一个人未有以合理的谨慎方式对待另一个人而造成的一种民事过失,往往涉及疏忽。人身伤亡有时指身体上的损伤,但这里也指心理上的伤害,例如,受害人可能因交通意外而患上创伤后压力症(PTSD)。
人身伤亡受害人可追讨的赔偿类别各有不同。有些人慢性受伤,例如患上长期痛症,而有些人则可能被迫改变日常生活或工作,甚至失去工作。常见的索偿类别包括疼痛、痛苦与丧失生活乐趣、收入损失、丧失赚取收入的能力、因意外而招致的医疗及其他开支。

HONG KONG: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

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Same Sex Couples and Their Rights According to the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are the rights the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill grants to Same Sex Couples in Thailand? At the end of 2018, a long-awaited LGBT civil union bill was approved by the Cabinet and is currently pending legislation by the National Legislative Assembly. The Bill is known as the Life Partnership Registration Act (LPRA). According […]

Media Law 101: Do you need permission to take photos?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn today’s day and age, taking a photo is as easy as whipping out your mobile phone from your pocket and snapping a still image, or recording a moment. Increasingly, one’s personal data might not be so personal anymore. The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012) (“PDPA”) thus concretised a general data […]

How do you prove you have no criminal record in Singapore?

Reading Time: 4 minutesSo, you are migrating, adopting a child or getting employed/educated in a different country. You have been requested to produce evidence of a clean criminal record in Singapore. How best would one go about proving a clean criminal record? In such circumstances, it would be best to obtain a document known as a “Certificate of […]

Hong Kong: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

MYANMAR: New Gambling Law Permits Casinos to Operate in Myanmar

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollowing several discussions on significant changes being proposed in Myanmar in relation to the gambling landscape, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Myanmar parliament) finally enacted The Gambling Law (“GL”) on 7 May 2019. The enactment of the GL heralds positive news for investors looking to invest in the “casino” business as the legal avenues for operating such establishments […]

A Guide To Becoming A Singaporean Citizen

Reading Time: 5 minutesSingapore is known for many great things, top-in-the-world education, clean streets, brilliant infrastructure/city planning, great food among countless others. These things are what attract many foreigners to its shores where many eventually fall in love with the country and wish to become a citizen. However, how does one accomplish that? Eligibility for Citizenship Firstly, one […]

香港:警务人员可搜查市民的手机吗?

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手机私隐一直备受公众关注。随着科技进步,手机成为方便工作的好工具。我们利用智能手机的互联网、即时通讯、电邮等各种功能沟通、分享数码文件及照片,以及完成各种工作。

近期原讼法庭在一宗司法复核案件Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2017] HKCU 2725审理了一个重要问题——警务人员是否有权在没有手令的情况下搜查及审查被捕人士身上的手机及其他个人数码通讯设备上的数码内容?