What Constitutes an Online Gaming Offence in Singapore?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe know gambling other than with exempted vendors such as Singapore Pools, or in circumstances which do not attract statutory exemptions or defences,is illegal in Singapore. However, with changes in technology and a proliferation of offerings in social media increasing the risk of online gambling addictions, how has the legal landscape changed to enforce Singapore’s […]

我能否带孩子离开香港?– 解读香港法庭审理的搬迁案例

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港是国际金融中心,因为工作搬迁到此的情况也是十分常见。父母离异时,其中一方到底能不能带孩子回到本国的家?

如果处理不当,父母带孩子出国甚至可能涉嫌绑架。带孩子搬迁或滞留存在以下不当情况:

违反孩子之前常住国家法律规定的监护权,或
搬迁或滞留时实际上是在行使这些权利,或者搬迁或滞留会导致这些权利无法行使。
因此,如果父母中的一方希望长期带孩子搬离香港,而另一方没有明确表示同意,则需要经过香港法庭的许可。

Outrage of Modesty - Asia Law Network
Outrage of Modesty: Risks and Legal Recourse

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 28 March 2019, the Straits Times reported the case of Bryan Fang Zhongquan: Fang was jailed for 12 weeks for “[filming] 14 women relieving themselves”. Earlier in the month, an SMU student was arrested for “aggravated outrage of modesty”; in a separate incident, a construction worker was jailed for molesting a boy on the […]

Having your home en bloc in Singapore?

Reading Time: 3 minutesNumerous successful en bloc sales (collective sales) have been boasted of on newspaper headlines recently.  The common en bloc involves all the units in a condominium (strata-titled development) being sold to a developer and the proceeds being divided amongst the unit owners.[1] During the collective sale, some condominium unit owners (subsidiary proprietors) have been awarded […]

香港:工作场所的性骚扰──雇主为何应关注?

Reading Time: 1 minutes于2015年7月29日,平等机会委员会(「平机会」)公布,已根据《性别歧视条例》(「该条例」)在区域法院代表一名女士(「申索人」)向其前雇主(「雇主」)提出法律诉讼,追究雇主:(i) 须就其雇员作出的非法性骚扰行为负上转承责任;及 (2) 由于申索人提出性骚扰投诉(「该案件」)而令她遭到受害歧视。

Who is responsible if an AI diagnoses your disease wrongly? 

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs technology advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly greater role in both simple and complex tasks that humans were previously tasked to complete. The healthcare sector is no exception, with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software unlocking the potential for hospitals to assess individual diagnoses while cutting costs. As the adoption of this technology into […]

香港:申请宣告父母身分与婚姻诉讼程序中的「密切联系」测试是否相同?

Reading Time: 1 minutes根据香港法例第179章《婚姻诉讼条例》第3(c) 条,如欲在香港提出的离婚程序,至少其中一方必须与香港有密切联系。过往的离婚案例显示,法院在判断有没有密切联系时会考虑所有相关因素,例如在香港居住多少时间及拥有多少资产。值得注意的是,上诉法庭在近期一宗案件中,将离婚案件的「密切联系」测试的适用范围大幅扩大至其他家事案件。在WSJ v WZC [2019] HKCA 89一案中,一名母亲(「母亲」)代表其未成年儿子(「儿子」)根据香港法例第429章《父母与子女条例》(「该条例」)提出申请

What do you need to know about an election?

Reading Time: 5 minutesFrom the formation of new parties or new additions to our Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs), there has been speculation of an election being held this year. During an election, both parties and voters need to be careful of what they say and do. In this article, we answer your questions about voting, and give you […]

Rise of the PMD: The Case for Compulsory Insurance in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesMany of us are now familiar with personal mobility devices (PMDs), including devices such as electric scooters, Segways, hoverboards and electric skateboards. These increasingly popular PMDs provide portable personal transport to users in getting from one place to another quickly, particularly for short trips. Millennials and even the elderly welcome PMDs, which are in line […]

The Amended Employment Act– A New Dawn?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAlas, the amended Employment Act has finally come into force on 1 April 2019. For the first time since the enactment of the first Employment Act in 1968, every employee, including all white collar professionals, managers, executives and technicians (“PMETs”) earning more than SGD 4,500, is now covered under the core provisions of Employment Act.[1] […]

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Reading Time: 1 minutesประเทศสิงคโปร์เป็นประเทศที่มีความหลากหลายมาก และมีคนจากทั่วโลกมาทำงานและใช้ชีวิตที่นี่เป็นจำนวนมาก ผู้เกิดที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์มีจำนวนมากกว่าครึ่งหนึ่งของประชากรปัจจุบัน ดังนั้นจะเป็นเรื่องไม่ประหลาดใจที่ 40% ของการจดทะเบียนสมรสที่สิงคโปร์ในปีค.ศ. 2008 เป็นระหว่างคนสิงคโปร์และคนต่างชาติ ตอนนี้ยังไม่มีสถิติที่บอกจำนวนการสมรสโดยทั้งสองฝ่ายเป็นคนต่างชาติ ในปี 2017 จะมีคดีหย่าร้าง 1 คดีต่อทุกๆ 4 คดีการสมรส