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imageHigh Court grants Nam Cheong permission for debt restructuring, extends moratorium
imageReformative training for teen with low IQ? Court to decide
image2 stripped of Lasting Power of Attorney to decide for loved ones
imageTemple office-holder awarded $10,000 in defamation spat
imageCall to review sentences for certain offences
imageDeath penalty 'part of bigger anti-drug framework that works'
imageCJ: Focus on rehab doesn't necessarily result in light sentence
imageRebuked lawyer to face Court of 3 Judges
imageLaw Society council polls see close fight
imageJudge orders further probe into complaints against lawyer
imageSettlement reached over sculpture dispute
imageApprenticeships the way forward for legal education
imageLaw Society sees multi-cornered fights for council positions
imageCJ calls on law schools to reinvent themselves
imageSRX operator sues consultancies over alleged malicious falsehood
imageDebate in Australia over wills in the digital age
imageNew scheme guides firms in handling staff grievances
imageMandatory mediation may be expanded to non-salary disputes
imageInvestors in gambling scheme 'lost $50m'
imageJump in molestation cases in first nine months
imageDoc cleared of all allegations of professional misconduct

Commentary

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imageBill to amend Goods and Services Tax Act introduced in Parliament image
imageBill to amend Property Tax Act introduced in Parliament image
imageMAS consultation paper on draft notices and guidelines pursuant to the Securities and Futures Act image
imageBill to amend Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act passed in Parliament image
imageSHC: When does a defamation claim become an abuse of process? image
imagePDPC consults on collection, use or disclosure of personal data where consent not practical or desirable, and mandatory data breach notification image
imageHuman biomedical research regulatory framework under Human Biomedical Research Act expected to be in force from 1 November 2017 image
imageNew tripartite standards on flexible work arrangements image
imagePayments Council established by MAS sets up taskforce to develop common QR code for Singapore, MAS explores e-payments for heartlands image
imageAD FONTES: The UK Supreme Court's renewed approach to contractual interpretation in Wood v Capita Insurance image
image[GBR] ECA finds restrictive covenant in employment contract that prohibits shareholdings in competitor to be impermissibly wide and in restraint of trade image
imageSCA: When is it illegal to hold private and public property interests in Singapore? image
imageInward re-domiciliation regime takes effect in Singapore image
imageSHC holds right to arbitrate not waived despite parties’ participation in earlier litigation proceedings image
imageChua Hock Soon James v PP [2017] SGHC 230 image
imageSCA finds Singapore most appropriate forum despite exclusive jurisdiction clause naming another country image
imageCompetition Bites – South-East Asia & beyond image
imageThe Springboard Injunction and its future potential in Singapore image
imageBill to amend Income Tax Act introduced in Parliament image
imageACRA updates “Anti-money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents” image
imageACRA issues Practice Direction No 1 of 2017 on “Rectification by Registrar under Section 12C(2)(a) of the Companies Act” image

Judgments

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imageAttorney-General v Tham Yim Siong and others - [2017] SGHC 267 image
imageiTronic Holdings Pte Ltd v Tan Swee Leon - [2017] SGHC 264 image
imageMarken Limited (Singapore Branch) v Scott Ohanesian - [2017] SGHC 227 image
imagePrometheus Marine Pte Ltd v King, Ann Rita and another appeal - [2017] SGCA 61 image
imageMuhammad Hamdi bin Ithnin (administrator of the estate of Muhammad Mundzir bin Ithnin, deceased) v Toh Hwee Hong Freddy - [2017] SGHC 258 image
imageThe Bank of East Asia Ltd v Lerida Pte Ltd and another and another matter - [2017] SGHC 261 image
imageUTOC Engineering Pte Ltd v ASK Singapore Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 259 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Saravanan Chandaram - [2017] SGHC 262 image
imageCMC Ravenna Singapore Branch v CGW Construction & Engineering (S) Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 263 image
imageUFM v UFN - [2017] SGHCF 22 image
imageUFU (M.W.) v UFV - [2017] SGHCF 23 image
imageChong Siow Wei Denny Philemon v Goh Li Mei Caroline - [2017] SGHCF 24 image
imageUGG v UGH (M.W.) - [2017] SGHCF 25 image
imageElement Six Technologies Ltd v IIa Technologies Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHCR 16 image
imageHeartronics Corporation v EPI Life Pte Ltd and Others - [2017] SGHCR 17 image
imageTembusu Growth Fund Ltd v ACTAtek, Inc and others - [2017] SGHC 251 image
imageLaw Beng Chong Gary v The Wellness Group Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 254 image
imageYeo Boong Hua and others v Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and others - [2017] SGHC 255 image
imageLoh Der Ming Andrew v Law Society of Singapore - [2017] SGHC 256 image
imageLiew Zheng Yang v Public Prosecutor - [2017] SGHC 257 image

Legislation

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imageHuman Biomedical Research Act 2015 - Human Biomedical Research (Restricted Research) Regulations 2017 (S 622 of 2017)
imageHuman Biomedical Research Act 2015 - Human Biomedical Research Act 2015 (Amendment of Third, Fourth and Fifth Schedules) Order 2017 (S 623 of 2017)
imageAir Navigation Act - Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2017 (S 616 of 2017)
imageFamily Justice Act 2014 - Family Justice (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2017 (S 617 of 2017)
imageRequisition of Resources Act - Requisition of Resources (No. 6) Order 2017 (S 618 of 2017)
imageUndesirable Publications Act - Undesirable Publications (Prohibition) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2017 (S 619 of 2017)
imageHuman Biomedical Research Act 2015 - Human Biomedical Research Act 2015 (Commencement) Notification 2017 (S 620 of 2017)
imageHuman Biomedical Research Act 2015 - Human Biomedical Research Regulations 2017 (S 621 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 13) Order 2017 (S 605 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Qualifying Project Debt Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 606 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S 607 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from Life Reinsurance Business) Regulations 2017 (S 608 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Concessionary Rate of Tax for Approved Insurance Brokers) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 609 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Concessionary Rate of Tax for Approved Insurance Brokers) Regulations 2017 (S 610 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from Life Insurance Business) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S 611 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from General Insurance Business) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S 612 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from Composite Insurance Business) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S 613 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from General Business) Regulations 2017 (S 614 of 2017)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 50) Notification 2017 (S 615 of 2017)
imageGoods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act 2017 (Act 41 of 2017)
imageDestitute Persons Act - Destitute Persons (Welfare Homes) Notification 2017 (S 597 of 2017)
imageInternational Child Abduction Act - International Child Abduction (Contracting States) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2017 (S 598 of 2017)
imageTerrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act - Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act (Amendment of First Schedule) (No. 3) Order 2017 (S 599 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 12) Order 2017 (S 600 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from General Insurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 601 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from Composite Insurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 602 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption and Concessionary Tax Rate for Income from Life Insurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 603 of 2017)
imageHousing and Development Act - Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 9) Order 2017 (S 604 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax (Amendment) Act 2017 (Act 40 of 2017)
imageMediation Act 2017 - Mediation Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2017 (S 594 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Concessionary Rate of Tax for International Growth Company) Regulations 2017 (S 595 of 2017)
imageProperty Tax Act - Property Tax (Electronic Service) Regulations 2017 (S 596 of 2017)
imageProperty Tax (Amendment) Act 2017 (Act 39 of 2017)
imagePlanning Act - Planning (Exemption under Section 53) (No. 6) Notification 2017 (S 591 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 10) Order 2017 (S 592 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 11) Order 2017 (S 593 of 2017)
imageSecurities and Futures Act - Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 587 of 2017)
imageSecurities and Futures Act - Securities and Futures (Financial and Margin Requirements for Holders of Capital Markets Services Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S 588 of 2017)