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imageJail sentence the starting point for drink drivers who injure or damage property: Chief Justice
imageSome time yet before case is heard in court
imageProposal to regulate psychiatric expert evidence raises concern
imageHelp groups say there is room for improvement
imageThe promise of artificial intelligence is not assured
imageNavigating the 'new world' of banking
imageWant to tackle 'fake news'? Don't share
imageA good death
imageLittle weight for drink driver's public service: CJ
imageSubsidies stopped for patient who raised $900k
imageBitcoin exchange operator sued in S'pore
imageVarious options to take town councillors to task
imageSecond chance for mentally ill offenders
imageMore arrested for misuse of boarding passes at the airport
imageArchitect loses appeal over investment case
imageIllegal streaming a contentious issue
imageSGX okays dual-class shares for secondary listings
imageScale and systemic nature of AHTC issues 'different'
imageSingapore disputes US human trafficking report
imageCapitaLand cannot evict art gallery: British High Court
image'Don't rule out performance of NS dodgers'
imageMore clarity sought over data privacy concession
imageChief Justice leads five-member team to hear Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal against reserved Presidential Election
imageTwo doctors appeal against misconduct decisions by SMC
imageProposed psychiatric panel must be large enough for smoother defence: Lawyers
imageProgramme launched to ease PMETs back into the workforce
imageBanks have vital role in fighting financial crime
imageSingapore firms dip toes into blockchain tech for property
imageData protection panel proposes mandatory notice of breaches
imageLess trauma for victims
imageZones to protect trees will be set up
imageLawyer disbarred for taking advantage of assistant
imageInsurance for all docs may become compulsory
image$5,000 fine for illegally importing 'balut' eggs
imageAHTC lawsuit: Case puts councillors’ duties in spotlight, say lawyers
imageLawsuit raises questions over liability, implications for WP
imageHigh Court sets new sentencing benchmarks for NS dodgers
imageAllen & Gledhill takes on Alan & Gledhil
imageWorkplace safety is responsibility of employers: Forum
imageNorm to verify credit card details, say 3 airlines
imageCan't miss the irony in liner trade consolidation
imageNew arbitration court office to boost dispute resolution
imageWhy the public needs to be involved in improving Cyber Security Bill
imageGreater protection may encourage more victims to report crime
imageVideo recordings will help court assess statements
imageMeasures to prevent abuse of court process in concluded cases
imageLapses or are they improper practices?: Forum
imageMore protection for victims under criminal code revamp
imageMandatory treatment orders for more offences
imageVintage fashion is all the rage online
image50 proposed changes to Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act: What you need to know
imageLegal fraternity hails proposed changes to criminal laws
imageFirm flagged over claims that it can recover timeshare monies
imageCalifornia Fitness clients still out of pocket a year after closure
imageEx-RSAF man charged over $1.8m in deals
imageEdmund Chen, PR consultant settle defamation suits
imageMan linked to Laksaboy vice website charged
imagePresidential poll: Apex court to hear appeal on July 31

Commentary

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imageProtection of compilations – Rewarding creativity only? image
imageOverview of changes to the Companies Act on the local insolvency regime image
imageHealthcare Singapore July 2017 image
imageStandard of reasonable diligence required of local resident directors under section 157(1) of the Companies Act image
imageCybersecurity bill open for public consultation image
image[IDN] The BKPM is licensing authority in oil and gas matters image
imagePublic consultation on proposed changes to Singapore's patents regime image
imageMAS consults on proposals to facilitate provision of robo-advisory services image
imageWarehouse Financing – Internal and External Fraud image
imageMAS issues second consultation paper on proposed Regulations to implement changes introduced by Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017: Draft amendments to Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations image
imageThe end of the “doctors know best” era – from medical paternalism to patient autonomy image
imageFinancing the takeover of a REIT / Business Trust image

Judgments

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imageTJR v TJS - [2017] SGHCF 19 image
imageStansilas Fabian Kester v Public Prosecutor - [2017] SGHC 185 image
imageBiofuel Industries Pte Ltd v V8 Environmental Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 184 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Lim Cheng Ji Alvin - [2017] SGHC 183 image
imageHua Rong Engineering Pte Ltd v Civil Tech Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 179 image
imageComptroller of Income Tax v ARW and another (Attorney-General, intervener) - [2017] SGHC 180 image
imageBCBC Singapore Pte Ltd and another v PT Bayan Resources TBK and another - [2017] SGHC(I) 06 image
imageTan Kim Heng v Tan Kim Li - [2017] SGHC 177 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Sakthikanesh s/o Chidambaram and other appeals and another matter - [2017] SGHC 178 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Hari Krishnan Selvan - [2017] SGHC 168 image
imageKingsford Construction Pte Ltd v A Deli Construction Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 174 image
imagePACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd v Kensteel Engineering Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 175 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Ganesan Sivasankar - [2017] SGHC 176 image

Legislation

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imageHousing and Development Act - Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 6) Order 2017 (S 419 of 2017)
imageBuilding Control (Amendment) Act 2012 - Building Control (Amendment) Act 2012 (Commencement) Notification 2017 (S 418 of 2017)
imageFamily Justice Act 2014 - Family Justice (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 (S 416 of 2017)
imageInternational Child Abduction Act - International Child Abduction (Contracting States) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2017 (S 417 of 2017)
imageHotels Act - Hotels Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 414 of 2017)
imageRequisition of Resources Act - Requisition of Resources (No. 3) Order 2017 (S 415 of 2017)

Notices & Directions

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imageSup Ct PD Amendment No. 4 of 2017 - Amendments to Part II and App A
imageIPOS Circular No. 5/2017: Launch of Patents Open Dossier on IP2SG and Patents Formalities Manual image

Continuing Legal Education

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imageTaxEdge Series: US Tax Updates, Tax Academy of Singapore, 18 Aug (3 public CPD points) image
imageWorkshop on How to Negotiate Effectively (and not feel like an A-Hole), Law Soc, 21-22 Aug (12 public CPD points) image
imageCriminal Justice Consultation Paper, SCCA, 03 Aug
imageSingapore International Arbitration Academy 2017, NUS 25 Oct - 02 Nov
imageAccounting 101, MDD, 15 Aug (1 public CPD point) image
imageAccounting 101, MDD, 16 Aug (1 public CPD point) image
imagePractical Aspects of Business Valuation for Litigation Lawyers, SAL, 18 Aug (5 public CPD points) image
imageConstruction Contract Administration and Payments, RICS, 17 Aug (1.5 public CPD points)image
imageDrafting Skills For Winning Outcomes, SCCA, 07 Sep