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Couples planning to adopt a child can also expect extensive changes to adoption laws and practices here.
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The passage of time does not dilute any parental duty for child maintenance subject to the Women's Charter.
MSF is also inviting feedback on issues regarding personal protection orders.
This is believed to be the first such ruling here on the interpretation of business interruption clauses in the context of the pandemic.
Chow Pak Thong had committed the offence by using pre-signed cheques and creating falsified payment vouchers to cover his tracks between 2012 and 2019 while working for maritime shipping firm BSA Transportation as an accounting manager.
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Tan Zong Yang clocked 47.46sec to win the 400m bronze medal in Hanoi on May 15, 2022.
Former Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturer Tan Boon Lee made racist remarks to an interracial couple last year.
While crypto retail trading is not encouraged in Singapore, MAS is supportive of crypto service providers with strong governance and promising business models to innovate.
The Pofma ruling was over a statement SDP made on the PAP not having ruled out a population size of 10 million in Singapore.
Businessman Spencer Tuppani was fatally stabbed by his father-in-law in 2017.
The IMDA is still reviewing whether to have a blanket ban on the use of clickable links that ask customers for log-in credentials to access accounts or pay bills.
The court was not convinced by the drug trafficker's explanation that he had purchased double his usual order of heroin.
But Mr Ravi still faces one misconduct charge made out by the Law Society's disciplinary tribunal.
Lim was offered bail of $30,000 and his pre-trial conference will be held on July 6.
But do such rules guarantee the welfare of a child?
Complex issues around the proper valuation of cryptocurrencies are common in many crypto arbitrations, given their volatility.
One of the 11 aspiring lawyers who cheated in the 2020 Bar examination was yesterday allowed to withdraw his application to be called to the Bar after he agreed to two conditions set by the court.
Dr Tan Wu Meng (Jurong GRC) rightly highlighted the need for a "deep dive" into the continuing obstacles facing those wanting to represent themselves in family proceedings.
Following the sentencing of a man who was part of a Catholic religious order for sexually abusing two teens, religious orders and those overseeing Catholic schools have been reminded they must report such cases to the archbishop.
The court said it is clear that SDP had deliberately made the claim about the population figure "knowing it was false".
Lim Tean is alleged to have misappropriated $30,000 that was awarded to a former client, among other charges.
As chief executive, Lum helmed Hyflux group and also served on the board as executive chairman, before it went under judicial management.
Ms Violet Netto had represented drug trafficker Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam in an appeal against his death sentence.
Appeal by prosecution comes 2 weeks after Mr Tan Yew Sin was found not guilty of one charge each of attempted rape, sexual assault and outrage of modesty.
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The new laws aim to provide more clarity and ensure adoptions are in line with Singapore public policy.
Parliament unanimously approved amendments to the Constitution to update the disqualification criteria for MPs who were convicted and fined.
The new rule subjects transfers of residential properties into a living trust to an ABSD of 35 per cent.
The additional conveyance duties aims to address the stamp duty rate differential between direct acquisitions and disposals of residential properties, and indirect ones through a transfer of the equity interest in a property holding entity.
He said this in Parliament in response to questions by MPs over the recent revelations that 11 aspiring lawyers had cheated in the 2020 Bar exam known as Part B.
The move comes after the Government announced its most recent round of property cooling measures on Dec 15, under which the ABSD was raised to 17 per cent from 12 per cent for Singaporeans buying their second property.
The Energy Market Authority reviews regime to reduce risk of electricity retailers failing after last October's string of exits amid volatile electricity prices.
Penny stock crash of 2013 underscores need for law enforcement agencies that are vigilant, vigorous and even a bit vicious.
They were the masterminds of Singapore’s most serious case of market manipulation that wiped out more than $8 billion from the stock market in October 2013.
James Henry O'Sullivan is accused of instigating the falsification of documents on multiple occasions.
Gaiyathiri Murugayan was handed 20 years' jail for abusing and starving the victim, Piang Ngaih Don.
Mr Jason Er Kok Yong, 42, and Mr Lawrence Lim Soon Hwa, 46, claim that they each own a one-third share in a $4.6 million Holland Village property that was tenanted to well-known pub Wala Wala Cafe Bar.
Then Feng is on trial for allegedly tricking a director of two companies into transferring more than $8 million to his own company over a deal to buy a foreign bank.
For now, such "no win, no fee" agreements will be permitted only in certain proceedings.
There is a growing demand for tech-savvy lawyers who can understand and advise on new areas of law and business.
The author says that one area of confusion in a recent case where a former Grab driver was acquitted of sexual offences is the burden of proof.
Tediously long terms and conditions with jargon continue to be a glaring issue.
Vengedesh Raj Nainar Nagarajan, who has been suspended since October 2019 was sentenced to five years' jail.
Parliament had referred the conduct of Mr Pritam Singh and Mr Faisal Manap before its Committee of Privileges to the Public Prosecutor, who has in turn referred the matter to the police for investigations.
Laurence Goh Eng Yau was also given a a five-year driving ban.
This comes after identities of six aspiring lawyers who had cheated in the 2020 Bar examination have been disclosed.
This was in response to queries as to why the Attorney-General had asked the High Court to rescind an earlier order to redact the names of the six trainees.
The stay of execution was upheld after a three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the AGC.
Experts and lawyers said they were not surprised by the decision, despite public sentiment being divided.
The author believes that lawyers must hold themselves to the highest standard of ethics to maintain the integrity of this profession that was once assumed, without question, to be honourable.
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This followed an application by the Attorney-General for the judge to rescind his earlier orders to redact their names and seal the court files to prevent third parties from viewing them. The application was supported by the Law Society.
Some senior lawyers said that six trainee lawyers who were caught cheating in their Bar exam must take responsibility for their actions.
These false allegations were asserted in an affidavit filed by Nagaenthran's mother, Madam Panchalai Supermaniam in an eleventh-hour attempt to halt his execution that was dismissed by the court.
He was acquitted of all charges after the High Court found that the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the woman lacked the capacity to consent.
MAS will continue to engage the financial industry in efforts to identify offences early by using data analytics.
The proposed combination is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to be put to respective shareholders for approval in the fourth quarter of this year.
A unified and coherent system could enhance accessibility by having standardised rules.
The court said the application was patently devoid of factual and legal merit, and was a clear continuation of tactics to “drip-feed” applications to prevent the sentence from being carried out.
The findings were revealed by Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the National Youth Council on April 26 during an event commemorating World IP Day.
Ngin Kim Choo and Yeo Jin Lui, who were employed by CIMB Securities (Singapore) as trading representatives received civil penalties and were issued prohibition orders from the Monetary Authority of Singapore for false trading.
Regulating psychotherapy and associated mental health services is known to be complicated due to their nature.
Flexible arrangements are now the preferred way of working, according to findings by the Institute of Policy Studies.
Singapore's legal fraternity must be a tireless advocate of its own ethical standards.
Veteran criminal lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam and his associate Johannes Hadi were charged in a district court yesterday.
Society has higher ethical expectations of those in the legal profession, said observers about the public unhappiness over reports that 11 trainee lawyers had cheated in their Bar exam in 2020.
Singapore's standing as a leading international arbitration powerhouse has drawn more law firms from abroad with arbitration practices to set up office here.
The Independent Singapore has been issued a correction direction for an article that gave a false impression that Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said he may be stepping down from his ministerial positions.
Within two months of her first phone call with scammers, $1 million had been drained from her CPF account and later sent to multiple bank accounts in Singapore and abroad.
The case centres on a corporate guarantee that the investor, Mr Georgios Baizanis, said Snap had made with him.
Terry Xu and TOC contributor Daniel De Costa Augustin were each sentenced to three weeks' jail.
Evidence grows of the harm direct message trolls do as they operate under the cover of encryption technology and amid Big Tech’s failure in self-policing.
The Court of Three Judges said misconduct involving dishonesty will often lead to the errant lawyer being struck off the roll.
This would include any evidence of steps that they have taken to address their past conduct: Law Society
Sile said it will adapt and adopt technology improvements in line with practices of similar organisations as and when they become available.
Perhaps there is a need to look into the motivations for studying law in the first place.
Leong Jun Xian, 20 was one of seven youths charged in February over their alleged involvement in the OCBC phishing scams.
The Attorney-General is considering applications for admission to the Bar by the five candidates.
In 2020, candidates took the Part B Bar examination sat for it at home due to Covid-19 and some of them said there was no requirement to turn on their web cameras to show that they were not communicating with others.
Registered nurse Sa'adiah Jamari is contesting two counts of administering poisons to a five-month-old baby and an 11-month-old child in 2016 in separate cases.
Ms Serene Tiong alleged that Dr Chan Herng Nieng had freely prescribed antidepressant drug Xanax to her for anxiety.
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They have all since passed the required exams, but their applications to be called to the Bar have been postponed - six months for the five and a year for the other.
Cost pressures have continued to rise off the back of the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China; Higher labour costs are another issue as wages remain elevated.
The Public Defender's Office will implement measures including audit, risk, performance and complaint mechanisms.
One question that has been raised is how much the PDO would go towards levelling the equality of arms.
Mr Ashvin Hariharan has taken on more than 30 pro bono cases since he took on his first in April 2019.
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