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TODAY / 18 May 2021

How to make divorces less acrimonious

An “amicable divorce” option would allow couples to mutually agree to file for a divorce without needing to state the reason why the marriage has failed.

Straits Times / 14 May 2021

Woman seeks court nod for appeal over damages for dog's death

The State Courts had rejected her initial application but the  High Court noted that Ms Walker's lawyer was correct in initially filing her time extension application in the lower court and ordered the proceedings to be...
Straits Times / 14 May 2021

Media restructuring: Review regulatory regime next?

Just as the strategic review of SPH's media business considered various models, so a regulatory review should look at options to ensure editorial independence that go beyond having a state body enforce licensing laws.

Straits Times / 12 May 2021

Lasting Power of Attorney: MSF proposes online system

MSF proposed amendments in Parliament to enable LPAs to be made electronically as part of the Government's efforts to digitalise and offer more convenience to Singaporeans; Bill will be debated in Parliament at the next sitting.

Business Times / 08 May 2021

SGX RegCo to enhance disclosures to meet new market needs

The move comes as the pandemic has accelerated and intensified some prior trends which include among others, increased digitalisation, the pushback against globalisation and heightened attention to sustainability and related issues.

Straits Times / 08 May 2021

Two plead guilty to bribing ex-LTA director

Korean nationals Ro Sungyoung and Kim Young-gyu were employees of Daewoo Engineering & Construction when they committed the offence and hoped that doing so would put Daewoo in a better position to be awarded future contracts by LTA.

Straits Times / 05 May 2021

Investors file suits to claim $50m from Envy Global and director

The firm's director, Ng Yu Zhi, is accused of involvement in deceiving investors into putting at least $1 billion into nickel deals that never took place and has been charged with at least 11 counts of cheating, fraudulent trading and forgery.
Straits Times / 04 May 2021

How much would you pay for a tech patent?

The patents for this piece of tech are probably worth a lot more now but in reality predicting the future value of today's tech is a hit or miss process.

Straits Times / 02 May 2021

Ex-SDP chairman and MP Ling How Doong dies at 85

A practising lawyer who was bilingual, Mr Ling became SDP’s chairman in 1984 and lost his first election in Chong Boon that same year. He stepped down as SDP chairman in 2007.

Straits Times / 01 May 2021

Soh loses appeals, to pay Liew $10K

One of the two dismissed appeals was against the January dismissal of an application Soh had made for District Judge Lee Li Choon to recuse herself from the case because of alleged bias.

Straits Times / 30 Apr 2021

Terence Loh seeks interim order in bid to stave off bankruptcy

The interim order, which will be heard next month, would effectively act as a stay on all legal action, including bankruptcy proceedings, against Mr Loh while he seeks to enter into a voluntary arrangement with his creditors to repay them.

Singapore Law Watch / 28 Apr 2021

Singapore IP Strategy Report 2030

The Singapore IP Strategy 2030 was announced at the World IP Day event on 26 April 2021 which is a 10-year blueprint to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) hub as well...
Straits Times / 27 Apr 2021

Two commanders to spend longer time behind bars

The court imposed the heavier sentences on appeal by the Prosecution to drive home the message that there was no place for ragging in NS or in any other institutional context.

Straits Times / 27 Apr 2021

Plan to boost S'pore's status as hub for IP, intangible assets

The masterplan builds on a previous one announced in 2013 and updated in 2017 and comes  after a study reported that the value of the world's intangible assets stood at an all-time high of more than US$65 trillion (S$86.2...
Straits Times / 24 Apr 2021

Indonesian maid gets life sentence for killing employer

The High Court convicted Daryati, who goes by one name, a second time of murdering Madam Seow Kim Choo after rejecting her defence that she was suffering from a mental disorder that reduced her responsibility for the killing.

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