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Know Your Lawyer: Thangavelu, Consultant At Trident Law Corporation, Turns Confusion Into Clarity
Criminal and Litigation,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen one of his former clients was about to be executed, Thangavelu did not hesitate to open his home to the man’s parents.  The former client was a foreigner who had been charged with drug trafficking in Singapore. His parents, who had flown in to visit their son for the last time, did not know […]

6 Things You Should Know About The Internal Security Act
ICYMI

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently, a 16-year-old Singaporean made headlines for being the youngest person to be dealt with under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities. The boy, a Protestant Christian of Indian ethnicity, became self-radicalised after watching live-streamed videos of the Christchurch mosque attacks and reading the manifesto of the Christchurch attacker.   The ISA is undoubtedly […]

Dubai Creates ‘Space Court’ For Off-Planet Disputes
ICYMI

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Feb 1, Dubai announced that it was creating a ‘space court’ to settle commercial disputes in outer space. The tribunal will be based at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.  Dubai’s creation of a ‘space court’ comes at a time when space is increasingly becoming a commercial issue involving more and more private companies. […]

From Bill to Law: Singapore’s Legislative Process
Legal Updates,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Monday (1 February 2021), the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill was tabled for a second reading in Parliament. The Bill aims to amend the Electronic Transactions Act to be more aligned to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 13 July 2017.  […]

ICYMI: Singaporean Woman Used Ex-Boss’ Credit Card Details to Order S$2,285 Worth of Food Via Foodpanda.
ICYMI

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat happened? The 41-year-old Singaporean woman named Lin Qian Dai Lin had been working at stationery manufacturer Nippecraft. As part of her job scope, she would often make travel bookings and order food on the Foodpanda app for her boss. Because of this, Lin stored her boss’ credit card details on the Foodpanda app on […]

ICYMI: 12 Cupcakes Fined $119,500 For Underpaying Its Foreign Employees
ICYMI

Reading Time: 1 minutesWhat happened? Between December 2016 and November 2018, India-based tea company Dhunseri Group—which had acquired Twelve Cupcakes—underpaid seven foreign employees. The employees had been promised fixed monthly salaries of between $2,200 and $2,600. However, the employees were given between $200 and $1,200 less than the agreed salaries. The company tried to hide its shady employment […]

ICYMI: Former school bus driver gets 10 months’ jail for leaving 3-year-old victim unattended in van
ICYMI

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 6 Jan 2021, a 47-year-old former school bus driver named Zulkahnai Haron was given 10 months’ jail, fined $3,000 and banned from driving for a year after he locked a three-year-old girl in his minivan without ventilation for over an hour.  What happened? Zulkahnai was a driver at a transport services company and was […]

ICYMI: This Divorced Couple Went To Court Over Whom Their Son Should Have CNY Eve Reunion Dinner With
ICYMI,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt might sound like something out of The Onion, but according to Lianhe Wanbao, a divorced Singaporean couple actually spent one and a half years in a dispute over which parent their 13-year-old son should have reunion dinner with on the eve of Chinese New Year. What happened? The parents were initially granted joint custody […]

Jacqueline Chua, Managing Partner of Jacque Law, speaks to us about medical negligence
Lawyer Features,Medical Negligence

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe interviewed Jacqueline Chua—the Managing Partner of Jacque Law LLC, an up-and-coming boutique law firm which specialises in medical negligence cases and private client matters—to find out more about how her practice helps her clients through their most difficult and vulnerable times. Prior to founding her firm, Jacqueline trained and practised at the most reputable […]

A Guide To Family Offices In Singapore
Investments,Taxation

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn recent years, there has been a significant uptick in the number of Family Offices set up in Singapore, with experts estimating that this number has multiplied by more than four times in the past few years. In this article, Saravanan Rathakrishnan from RHTLaw Asia shares about what Family Offices are and the legal frameworks […]

ICYMI: Why Is Everyone Saying That The Police Can Use My TraceTogether Data?
ICYMI,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhy is everyone suddenly buzzing about TraceTogether? Last Monday, Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan stated in parliament that the police can access data gathered by TraceTogether tokens for criminal investigations. This was in response to a question posed by Member of Parliament (MP) for Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Mr Christoper […]

Personal

SMU Lexicon: Protection from the Peeping Tom – Interpreting the New Offence of Voyeurism

Reading Time: 18 minutesIntroduction A series of voyeurism incidents on university campuses in 2019,[1] as well as recent news of Telegram chat groups set up to share obscene images,[2] have highlighted the prevalence of these offences[3] and the need for the law to catch up. Following the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Act 2019,[4] such situations will […]

Business

Know Your Lawyer: Joshua Tan, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, Believes That Law Is A Business

Reading Time: 6 minutesLaw is a business.  This is one of the first things Joshua shares with me, just three minutes into our interview.  Two or three decades earlier, this matter-of-fact utterance would have raised eyebrows and blood pressures, and sent senior lawyers within earshot spewing diatribes in defence of the sanctity of the legal profession.  But to […]

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