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Business Times / 18 Sep 2019

TSMP Law expands on several fronts

As a senior director at TSMP, Jeffrey Chan Wah Teck SC will focus on white-collar crime, regulatory investigations, medical negligence and investment disputes.

Business Times / 18 Sep 2019

Co-regulation: Future of governance in charities

In recent years, governance has shifted from a sole regulatory approach to that of co-regulation, initiating and acknowledging the partnership efforts of all the major stakeholders.

Business Times / 14 Sep 2019

Local retailer Iuiga to remove and stop using Muji trademark

A Muji spokesman said that the suit was settled out of court. The Japanese firm filed a suit in the Singapore High Court on Jan 25 after talks failed to resolve a dispute that arose when Iuiga displayed Muji's mark on its website.

Business Times / 12 Sep 2019

'Hard work' of implementing EUSFTA begins

Only "small procedural steps" and formalities remain for the agreement to enter into force, said Ms Malmström, who is "very confident that this will happen this autumn".

Straits Times / 11 Sep 2019

Man gets death penalty for drug trafficking

A 59-year-old man was sentenced to death in the High Court after being found in possession of 52.75 g of diamorphine, also known as heroin, for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Straits Times / 11 Sep 2019

Legal tech should benefit both industry and public: Forum

With local fees for top lawyers among the world's highest (On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill, Sept 8), technology has made it possible for routine legal work to be done in a much quicker and far less costly manner.

Straits Times / 10 Sep 2019

Jannie Chan starts jail term for contempt

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal dismissed her arguments, saying that two weeks' jail was "rather lenient", given her "total and continued disregard for and defiance of the court's order".

Straits Times / 06 Sep 2019

Property agent loses lawsuit over $316k cheque

A property agent who misled a married couple into handing her a $316,000 cheque to demonstrate interest in a Balmoral Road apartment, and failed to disclose she was the owner, has lost her lawsuit to claim the money.

Straits Times / 04 Sep 2019

Singapore Recreation Club sues ex-president, ex-GM for $3 million

Singapore Recreation Club’s former general manager Abdul Rashid Mohamed Ali and former president Johnny Goh Kok Guan are accused of various breaches of duties, with the bulk of the damages sought related to guest rooms operated by the club.
Straits Times / 05 Sep 2019

'No win, no fee' set-ups could change law practice

Singapore is looking at introducing conditional fee agreements for arbitration cases, letting lawyers get paid only when they win cases. How will this 'uplift' change commercial dispute resolution practice and should it be expanded to...
Straits Times / 04 Sep 2019

MPs raise issue of coverage for workers with mental illnesses

Mr Melvin Yong called for mental health issues to be included in the list of occupational diseases covered under WICA. NMP Douglas Foo said that standardised insurance coverage, the taking over of all claims processing by insurers and the higher...
Straits Times / 03 Sep 2019

HDB to review how it interacts with single unwed parents

The Housing Board will look at the "various touchpoints" single unwed parents may encounter in their housing journey, said the Ministry of National Development's Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sun Xueling yesterday.

Straits Times / 30 Aug 2019

Hyflux rescue deal held up by differences within board: Utico

Utico's statement came after Hyflux issued a clarification near midnight on Aug 28, saying the "definitive agreement has not been entered into by both parties, pending resolution on certain final outstanding issues in the draft...
Straits Times / 30 Aug 2019

Better enforcement of court orders needed: Voices

I have come across at least two cases of divorced mothers who had trouble securing alternative housing because their ex-husbands did not comply with court orders to sell the matrimonial flat.

Straits Times / 29 Aug 2019

Singapore, China ink pact on judicial education

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the chief justices of the two countries on the sidelines of the Third Singapore-China Legal and Judicial Roundtable held in Beijing.

Straits Times / 28 Aug 2019

Good Samaritan laws may help reduce food waste

A Singapore Food Agency spokesman says Good Samaritan laws are being explored here. This could give businesses more protection when they donate food, and could raise the amount of food donated and set standards.

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