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Frequently Asked Questions


About Singapore Law Watch


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About Singapore Law Watch


1. What is Singapore Law Watch?

Singapore Law Watch is a free daily legal news service for the law community in Singapore and abroad.
Our legal editors monitor more than 40 Singapore sources to compile a news service that is updated daily. Our readers read us mainly through RSS as well as through our daily email service.


We feature the latest Singapore law headlines, judgments, case highlights, legislation as well as a current listing of seminars and publications. SLW helps you manage your legal knowledge more efficiently by compiling the latest legal developments and promptly channelling them to your desktop and mobile device for you to share and use. With the latest information at your finger tips, you can make better legal assessments and manage legal risk more effectively.


All content in SLW, with the exception of listings under Continuing Legal Education, is archived in LawNet.


SLW is published by the Singapore Academy of Law, and it is updated every weekday except on public holidays, at 10:30am. The service is free.


2. What content does SLW have?

Singapore Law Watch monitors more than 40 sources and we organise the information in the following sections:



Our most read section, read the latest legal news articles collated from The Straits Times, The Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Today. News is archived in SLW for three weeks.



We aggregate commentaries including:

  • Supreme Court Notes which are short highlights written by the Justice Law Clerks to flag recent important Supreme Court cases. This is exclusive to Singapore Law Watch.
  • Commentaries contributed by Singapore-based firms.
  • Summaries of important recent Commonwealth cases from the School of Law, Singapore Management University.
  • SLW Commentary which analyses recent developments in the Supreme Court and recent legislative changes. Private CPD points may now be claimed for contributions to SLW Commentary. Please refer to the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) for more information or visit www.silecpdcentre.org.sg.


We publish the latest Court of Appeal and High Court judgments. This information is provided by the Supreme Court of Singapore.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

We highlight upcoming seminars and publications from the Law Society, Singapore Academy of Law, National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University amongst others.



This section lists the latest Bills introduced, Acts brought into operation, Subsidiary Legislation and new revised editions of legislation published. This information is provided by the Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd and it is updated daily. We also feature the monthly AGC Digest which is a summary of recent important legislation written by the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore.


Notices & Directions

We list the most updated Supreme and Subordinate Courts Practice Directions and Registrar’s Circulars, Law Society Notices, and MAS and SGX Notices & Directions. This information is provided by the Supreme and Subordinate Courts of Singapore, the Law Society, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore Exchange Limited.


3. Why can’t I find a particular judgment or news article on SLW? How long is information archived on SLW for?

Content on SLW is databased for a limited period of time:

  • Headline news is databased for three weeks from the date of publication.
  • Judgments, commentaries and notices & directions are databased for three months from the date of publication.
  • Legislation is archived for four days from the date of publication.

To access SLW content that is no longer available on our website, please do so at LawNet.


4. Can I refer to SLW for legal advice?

SLW is an aggregator of news. As such we do not dispense legal advice. Please consult a qualified lawyer for professional legal advice.


Receiving Singapore Law Watch


5. What are the different ways of accessing SLW?

  • Subscribe to the daily email updates by inserting your email address in the "Subscribe Free" box and clicking "SUBSCRIBE". Our updates will be delivered to your in box daily.


6. I have subscribed to the Daily Email but would now like to receive it under a different email address.

To change your email address, first unsubscribe from your current email subscription and then resubscribe as a new email subscriber:


Step 1

Click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any one of the SLW Daily Emails you receive in your inbox.


Step 2

After you have unsubscribed, you will need to resubscribe using your new email address. Go to the SLW homepage. Type your new email address in the subscribe box in the right-hand column and click SUBSCRIBE.



Step 3

You should then receive an activation email in your inbox. Click on the link in the email to activate your subscription. New daily updates will then be sent to this new email address starting from the next working day.


7. What is RSS and how do I subscribe to it?

RSS stands for “really simple syndication” and it is a family of web-feed formats used to distribute frequently updated content directly to your computer. To syndicate our daily news click here.


8. Can my company stream SLW RSS feeds on our company’s website or intranet?

SLW does not restrict law firms or other legal organisations from streaming its RSS feeds. Just inform SLW if you wish to do so.


Submitting to SLW


9. Can I submit commentaries to SLW?

If you or your firm is interested in contributing your commentaries to SLW, please email singaporelawwatch@sal.org.sg.


10. How can I list my event or publication under the Continuing Legal Education section?

SLW lists events and publications pertaining to Continuing Legal Education in Singapore for free. For more information on our submissions policy, please email singaporelawwatch@sal.org.sg.


11. How do I advertise in SLW?

Advertise legal goods, services and events on SLW to good effect as a banner ad or sponsored link. Please call us direct at +65-6332-5101 or email us for our media kit.




12. Can I feature an SLW article or link on my website?

As the copyright to most content on SLW belongs to third parties, such content may not be reproduced without their express permission. SLW is unable to give such permission. Please approach the third parties concerned. Further elaboration of terms, conditions and disclaimers is found here.


13. How do I report an error?

If you experience any technical errors or spot mistakes in content, please write to us at singaporelawwatch@sal.org.sg or call us at +65-6332 5101.


14. How do I contact SLW?

Please write to us at singaporelawwatch@sal.org.sg or call us at +65-6332 5101.