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Straits Times / 17 Sep 2020

Take long-term view in changes to justice system: Forum

It is heartening to read about the latest steps that will be taken to ease the divorce process, in particular for those without legal representation (Online portal to ease process of uncontested divorces: CJ, Sept 15).

Straits Times / 15 Sep 2020

Grab fined $10k over fourth data privacy breach in two years

According to a written decision by the PDPC published last Thursday, a software update to Grab's ride-hailing app on Aug 30 last year exposed the personal data of 21,541 GrabHitch drivers and passengers to the risk of unauthorised access.

Straits Times / 15 Sep 2020

Do more to support and develop pro bono work: Forum

In addition to reviewing the support given to pro bono lawyers, we should also encourage law firms and law schools to disclose the number of hours that they dedicate to pro bono causes, as well as their notable achievements in handling such cases.
Straits Times / 11 Sep 2020

Updates to competition guidelines proposed

No major competition issues were identified in the local e-commerce sector despite worries over industry players expanding into multiple market segments, a study by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) found.

Straits Times / 09 Sep 2020

Sengkang Town Council appoints panel

Sengkang Town Council has appointed an independent panel to handle all matters related to the pending appeals against a High Court judgment involving Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC).

Straits Times / 07 Sep 2020

Woman sues over spinal cord op on 'wrong level'

This is the seventh in The Straits Times series by Senior Law Correspondent K.C. Vijayan on legal issues, with each edition tied to a specific area of law. Today's articles, themed on negligence and the duty of care, look at major and minor...
Straits Times / 07 Sep 2020

Hearing to assess damages hospital is liable to pay

It was about 6am in Galway, Ireland, when Dr David Breen, chairman of the Lung Cancer Group of the Republic of Ireland's National Cancer Control Programme, testified in the High Court in Singapore via videoconference on Zoom.

Straits Times / 06 Sep 2020

Judge notes serious risk of evidence contamination

In a detailed 100-page judgment on Friday, a High Court judge acquitted a former domestic worker of stealing from the affluent family that she worked for. Justice Chan Seng Onn laid out the reasons why a police report may have been made against...
Business Times / 04 Sep 2020

The shifting M&A landscape amid Covid-19

A look at the trends that are becoming noticeable as business models are restructured, and the principles that could be relevant to decision-making.

Straits Times / 02 Sep 2020

Man cleared of molesting woman in his home

A 45-year-old man originally sentenced to five years' jail and six strokes of the cane for molesting a married woman he invited to his home was acquitted yesterday, after his appeal to the High Court.

Straits Times / 01 Sep 2020

Acquittal of 2 men in child trafficking case upheld

While the prosecution tried to make the case that the men were "wilfully blind", Justice Chua found that the facts they presented were "neutral", noting that he was not persuaded that the accused knew at least one of the...
Business Times / 31 Aug 2020

Judicial manager PwC suing OK Lim and his 2 children for US$3.5b

The judicial manager for insolvent oil trader Hin Leong Trading is suing patriarch Lim Oon Kuin and his two children for US$3.5 billion, alleging that each of them breached their fiduciary duties as directors and engaged in fraudulent...
Business Times / 27 Aug 2020

Cross-border data protection needs less formal, bottom-up approach

The report of the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI)  identifies areas for convergence between the data-transfer frameworks of 14 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions and puts forward policy considerations and solutions to improve the situation in...
Business Times / 26 Aug 2020

Sulphur regulation challenges

The maritime industry's transition to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 0.50 per cent sulphur in fuel limit, that came into force on Jan 1, "has not been without problems".

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Straits Times / 06 Sep 2020

Judge notes serious risk of evidence contamination

In a detailed 100-page judgment on Friday, a High Court judge acquitted a former domestic worker of stealing from the affluent family that she worked for. Justice Chan Seng Onn laid out the reasons why a police report may have been made against...
Business Times / 31 Aug 2020

Judicial manager PwC suing OK Lim and his 2 children for US$3.5b

The judicial manager for insolvent oil trader Hin Leong Trading is suing patriarch Lim Oon Kuin and his two children for US$3.5 billion, alleging that each of them breached their fiduciary duties as directors and engaged in fraudulent...
Straits Times / 07 Sep 2020

Woman sues over spinal cord op on 'wrong level'

This is the seventh in The Straits Times series by Senior Law Correspondent K.C. Vijayan on legal issues, with each edition tied to a specific area of law. Today's articles, themed on negligence and the duty of care, look at major and minor...

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