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The role of culture on divorce, and its impacts on how a divorce proceeding is handled.
Divorce and Child Custody,Marriage

Reading Time: 5 minutesDivorce is far from a simple or straightforward matter. The considerations are often multifarious, but one intangible yet omnipresent aspect is none other than culture. From customs to communication methods, culture finds itself underpinning our beliefs, values and decision-making process for significant life events, such as divorce. In this article, we will examine the role […]

Debt Management Plans: A Practical Solution for Debt-Laden Individuals
Bankruptcy,Business,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction How does one achieve financial freedom? One typical answer may be to spend below our means. Unfortunately, some of us may already be beyond the point of no return, with interest causing a seemingly-unstoppable spiral into bankruptcy.[1] Still, there is still hope for individuals who are unable to pay off their debts. Various repayment […]

Commentary on Model and Artist’s Legal Tussle: Are my image rights as a model in a photograph protected from commercial use in Singapore?
TechLaw

Reading Time: 7 minutes  In late March 2021, local model Duan Mei Yue and artist Allison Low found themselves in a legal tussle that made it all the way into mainstream media.[1] Low had referenced a photo of Duan’s for her artwork that bore a high resemblance to the latter’s likeness, allegedly without Duan’s permission. The artwork was […]

Enforcement of Verbal Contracts and Evidential Issues
Legal Contracts,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Suppose Adam agrees verbally to purchase oranges from a supplier, Ben, for Adam’s business. Adam finds out the very next day that another supplier, Cindy, can provide those oranges at a lower cost. Being a shrewd businessman, Adam no longer wishes to purchase them from Ben. He calls up Ben to inform him of […]

Enforceability of Non-Standard Form Contracts
Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Electronic communications are omnipresent. Apart from texting our friends via apps like Telegram or WhatsApp, and discussing work through emails, we also transact using electronic means – for example, by buying items off Taobao, Shopee, or Lazada, just one of the many e-commerce platforms available. This article discusses whether agreements formed over messaging apps […]

TLDR: Central issue of Singapore’s first cryptocurrency case, Quoine v B2C2
Blockchain Technology,Cryptocurrency

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbout this case This was a legally novel case as it was the first time the defence of unilateral mistake was raised in the context of algorithmic trading and the formation of contracts by such means – a first in cryptocurrency cases.  Facts & Background Quoine is a cryptocurrency exchange platform operator, while B2C2 Ltd […]

Know Your Lawyer: Dawn Tan, Managing Director of Ashurst ADTLaw, is a practitioner of Sogetsu Ikebana and the law
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of Dawn’s hobbies outside of work include Sogetsu Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. To draw parallels between Dawn’s pursuit of Ikebana and the law, their similarities include the high standards to which she practises both (having obtained her teacher’s diploma in Sogetsu Ikebana). The calm and contemplative nature of Ikebana, in which […]

TLDR: Man of unsound mind murders father, Court Appeal by Defence dismissed.
Criminal and Litigation,TLDR Case Summaries

Reading Time: 4 minutesNote: The TLDR series serves to present cases in a more informative and digestible way by condensing full length published judgements.   About this case Tan Kok Meng v Public Prosecutor [2021] SGCA 55 – This was an appeal from the decision of the High Court that Mr Tan Kok Meng (the Appellant) had committed the act […]

SMU Lexicon: Contractors’ Liability For Defects Caused By Supplier’s Negligence
Business Advice,Tort Law

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction Picture this. You are a contractor, and the developer of your long-completed construction project is suddenly threatening to sue you over some tiles that have fallen out. You find out that the reason behind the tiles falling out is that they required a specific glue, which the supplier failed to tell you to use. […]

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Prenuptial Agreements – the importance of being consistent.

Reading Time: 5 minutesPrenuptial agreements are increasingly becoming more prevalent and commonly accepted by parties looking to set out how they intend to agree on financial settlement terms in the event of a divorce. Approaching the topic of preparing and executing a Prenuptial Agreement is always a sensitive topic that should be broached frankly and as an honest […]

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