Is Homelessness a Problem in Singapore?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe answer to that question is, in short, yes. According to a survey done by volunteers of a welfare organisation ‘Montfort Care’ and volunteer group ‘SW101’ in late 2017, there are 180 homeless people sleeping outdoors across 25 locations in Singapore.The same survey also debunked certain generalisations and stereotypes of homeless people in Singapore as […]

Hong Kong: Is the test for “substantial connection” for the declaration of parentage the same as that for matrimonial proceedings?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In respect of initiating proceedings for divorce in Hong Kong, section 3(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance (Cap. 179) requires either of the parties to have substantial connection with Hong Kong. There is a line of divorce cases showing that the Courts in determining whether a connection is substantial would take all relevant factors […]

Types of property and home ownership in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesProperty in Singapore is seen as a reliable investment and asset for both locals and foreigners alike. Real estate in Singapore remains relatively affordable compared to other countries and currently, inheritance tax is not payable in Singapore.[1] This article hopes to shed some light on the types of housing available in Singapore as well as […]

How does an escrow account work in Singapore?  

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn Singapore, escrow accounts are used predominantly by solicitors in conveyancing transactions to control the flow of funds during various stages of the transaction. This article will look at the role of escrow accounts in conveyancing and the other purposes escrow accounts can serve. By understanding what the term means, you can better navigate and […]

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Identity theft: What can you do? What does it mean to have your identity taken?

Reading Time: 5 minutesA recent survey by cyber security company McAfee found that only one in three Singaporeans ranked protecting their identity as their top cyber security priority. In today’s age of technology, people have become all the more vulnerable to cybercrimes, with identity theft being especially prevalent. Anyone can be a victim of identity theft, yet so […]

香港:第二次机会──推翻认罪答辩的法律原则

Reading Time: 1 minutes在某些罕见情况下,被告人虽然有代表律师,但在作出认罪答辩前未获其律师提供适当意见(或被告人并无代表律师),则被告人可能需要以认罪答辩含糊为由,申请推翻其答辩。在最近HKSAR v Chan Chi Ho Lincoln [2018] HKCFA 64一案中,终审法院澄清了规管法院就被告人申请推翻认罪答辩而行使酌情权的原则。

Vietnam: Work Permit – The Key Point in Resolving Labour Disputes with Foreign Employees

Reading Time: 9 minutesOne of the requirements for foreigners to work in Vietnam is to be granted a work permit by the competent Vietnamese authorities (Article 169.1.(d) of the 2012 Labor Code).  However, due to the practical, day-to-day demands of business, many companies do not comply with this regulation and often sign labor contracts with foreign employees without […]

Countering Workplace Sexual Harassment in Singapore

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There’s no specific law in Singapore that directly addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. However, the Penal Code and the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) provide measures that cover both physical and non-physical forms of sexual harassment. While no official statistics on the number of sexual harassment cases exist, the […]

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reading Time: 5 minutesWould the employer be liable for the employee’s injuries if the employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore? If an employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore but sustains injuries, then the employer would still be liable for the employee’s injuries since Singapore’s public policy is to protect workers at the workplace. This […]

What constitutes an illegal public assembly or procession?

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn the past six months alone, several illegal assemblies have left Singaporeans perplexed over what an “illegal assembly” means. This article takes a deeper look into the reasons to why these cases have made the term more contentious of late. In doing so, we hope to help you make a more informed decision before committing […]

香港:在甚么情况下法院才会批准共同管养权的申请?

Reading Time: 1 minutes在近期的婚姻诉讼案件XS对LB [2018] CHKEC 639中,父亲要求拥有与母亲共同管养儿子的共同管养权要求,遭法院驳回,法院认为将儿子的管养权、照顾和管束权颁予母亲,符合儿子的最佳利益,理由是父亲和母亲的感情和沟通基础薄弱,在过去多年来,双方不能在儿子事宜上,有效地沟通和互相合作,而且母亲愿意作出一系列承诺、确认和同意,释除父亲的各种担心。