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Straits Times / 28 Sep 2020

Driverless cars: Who should be blamed for accidents?

As society prepares for self-driving or autonomous cars, questions may be raised as to who is to blame when a traffic accident involving such vehicles leads to damage and personal injury.

Straits Times / 28 Sep 2020

Charting tech development for the legal industry till 2030

This is the eighth in The Straits Times series by Senior Law Correspondent K.C. Vijayan on legal issues, with each edition tied to an area of law. Today's articles are themed on legal technology, its reach and the rise of legal technology...
Straits Times / 28 Sep 2020

Singapore 'a shining light' for legal technology in Asia

Alpha Creates consultant Dharmendra Yadav says Singapore-based legaltech companies can also cater to the legal services market beyond Singapore. Mr Eric Chin, a principal for innovation and strategy at Alpha Creates, says Singapore has a thriving...
Straits Times / 27 Sep 2020

Club ordered to let disqualified candidate stand for president

Andrew Ang SJ issued an interim order holding that the decision of the Singapore Swimming Club management committee to disqualify the nomination of Mr S. Radakrishnan for president shall not take effect, if at all, until the court decides on the...
Straits Times / 24 Sep 2020

The battle for gender equality has to come home to roost

Nearly 60 years after the Women's Charter emancipated women in Singapore, giving them equal opportunity in school and at the workplace, it's time for gender equality to return where it really matters - the home.

Straits Times / 22 Sep 2020

Maid changes guilty plea over killing

A domestic worker, who admitted to a reduced murder charge in April for killing her employer, has had a change of heart and now wants to rely on psychiatric evidence in the hope of avoiding life imprisonment.

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...

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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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