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A lawyer with 21 years of experience was suspended for three months yesterday for allowing an employee to masquerade as a lawyer with clients.
Regulator also studying how to ensure tech is used appropriately for marketing financial products.
A district judge has held that two women, who became co-executrices of a dying woman's will in 2003 to fulfil her wishes, are liable to pay about $87,000 from the estate to her now-adult son.
SMC disciplinary tribunal punishes doctor for not giving driver sufficient medical leave after accident.
A man suspected of defrauding an overseas distribution firm of more than US$646,000 (S$917,000) was charged yesterday with one count of cheating, in one of the biggest scams related to the Covid-19 outbreak here.
The Workers' Party (WP) has called on the Government to publish ground rules on how political parties should campaign if a general election were to be held amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The child's welfare is the paramount consideration in any divorce proceedings. It is not a given that the courts will always award mothers with custody and physical care and control orders.
Mother has drug-riddled prison records and father is awaiting trial on drug trafficking charge.
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But measures could result in Reits taking a hit in near-term cash flows, say analysts.
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The rescue deal for Hyflux has hit another snag, with potential investor Utico now demanding that all of Hyflux's creditors accept shares of Utico and Hyflux as payment, instead of cash.
The Ministry of Law said in a separate statement yesterday that this was the seventh occasion in which correction directions under Pofma have been issued against a Facebook page run by Mr Tan.
Fortitude Budget unveiled by DPM Heng aims to create 95,000 jobs, training places.
Duration of payouts extended by one month for all firms; more firms will qualify for higher tiers of wage support under the enhanced scheme.
Commercial tenants and hawkers will have two more months of rent waived, bringing the total rental waiver to four months for commercial tenants.
Some continue to use devices that do not meet safety standards, says Lam.
A sealing order, if granted, means the public will be refused permission to inspect or copy the court documents that have been filed.
The pandemic is boosting e-commerce, with a growing role for competition law and policy across Asean to ensure open market access and fair practices.
Trust in who is storing the data is essential... Governments which seek to introduce more tech-enabled services for the public good will be responsibly clear about data management.
Mr Tan's case hinged on a photocopy of an invoice by Trans Eurokars which stated that the car's odometer was tampered with and, as a consequence, its warranty was void.
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The move also comes amid a broader pre-Covid-19 push for Singapore to be Asia's debt restructuring hub.
Mediation offers a quick, inexpensive way out of disputes while preserving relationships. Parties should mediate first to improve their chances of business recovery.
Besides Parliament House, The Treasury, the Civil Service College, Arts House and NTUC Centre can now hold Parliament sittings.
Mediation is a flexible process in which a neutral third-party mediator facilitates the parties' settlement negotiations.
Almost 6 in 10 took simplified track system last year, with no contest on custody, maintenance.
FTFIC has proposed the setting up of a Fair Tenancy Commission (FTC) and a more equitable sharing of information and costs between tenants and landlords, among a list of recommendations that it hopes can be legislated.
In a post-pandemic world where losses (rather than profits) for many businesses could be pervasive, the time may not be ripe now to bulldoze through BEPS 2.0 measures.
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He has also taken down offending post after receiving letter of demand from her lawyers.
Mao Xuezhong had instructed two workers to descend from the fifth floor of a building onto a structure called a table form. One worker fell when the table form tilted.
Some professionals have been incorporating one or more companies in an attempt to gain tax advantages.
Temasek and linked companies charging for direct expenditure at cost, or below cost.
More than 10,000 lawyers in over 100 jurisdictions are beta-testing the new platform, which is available to all law firms and legal departments around the world.
Phases could be rolled back should the outbreak flare up again.
District judge failed to take into account public disquiet over offences which eroded trust in town councils: DPP
The only recourse, he said, is for the husband's lawyer to file a criminal revision to the High Court to rectify the charge, a move that would pave the way for the sentence to be amended.
Their supportive measures and empathy for taxpayers and leniency in tax return filings and collections during the Covid-19 crisis have been noteworthy.
The convicted rapist claimed that he did not know the victim was 12 years old at the time of the rape and that he had received her parents’ consent to marry her.
The next instalment of wage support totalling S$4 billion for over 140,000 employers will be disbursed from May 28, as part of the enhanced Jobs Support Scheme.
Mr Saimee Jumaat invested in a forex trading service but the purported returns did not come through. The claim was time-barred by about 12 weeks.
A Malaysian debt collector, who was implicated by two drug couriers as the mastermind behind a heroin transaction, was sentenced to hang yesterday.
These include extra checks on workers' health and controls on housing, transport; all works need BCA's approval first.
Leader of the House Grace Fu rejected renewed calls from two Members of Parliament to stream parliamentary sessions live.
Justice Aedit Abdullah found several factors that "weighed against sentencing Toh to the gallows", he wrote in judgment grounds on Monday to explain his decision.
Fines of up to 10% of annual gross turnover or $1m, whichever is higher, for data breach.
Businesses have highlighted various unfair clauses, including personal guarantee clauses or offering "rent-free months" instead of officially lowering rents.
This comes from temporary laws having raised the debt thresholds for personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency; also, courts are holding off on hearing insolvency cases.
The lawyers were admitted over six sessions conducted remotely on the same day.
According to an article posted on the Law360 website dated Feb 8, 2018, the suit concerns Keppel O&M's role in a Brazilian bribery scheme connected to a failed drill ship venture.
Covid-19 Act will now also cover purchase option, S&P agreement or agreement to lease for housing property.
Historian Thum Ping Tjin has been asked to put up corrections to a video in which he asserted Singapore's fake news law renders all criticisms of the Government illegal.
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Court documents show Ocean Tankers is exposed to potential claims estimated at US$2.07b involving bills of lading it had issued in relation to HLT's trades.
Some mall tenants say they are bearing a huge part of the financial burden during slowdown.
Limiting use of TraceTogether data to health authorities, and adding clause to delete such app data post-pandemic, would help.
From the same day, it is also tightening the exit criteria for its financial watch list.
Beyond providing "some relief", it can do more to help the legal profession emerge stronger and ready for the future.
Observers foresee numbers to climb from H2, with commodities, construction and retail among hardest-hit sectors.
The 22nd management council of Pine Grove, whose term was due to end last November, refuses to recognise the outcome of the annual general meeting at which a fresh team was elected to form the 23rd MC.
Singapore's M&A activity has slowed down in most sectors amid the financial market volatility.
Application was heavily contested even as the troubled company faces a secured debt pile of nearly US$190 million.
Daren Tang is first Singaporean to helm a UN agency and Wipo's 1st Asian director-general.
All eligible SAL members will receive a one-time credit of $150 tomorrow. Law firms which currently subscribe to legal research portal LawNet will have two months of their basic subscription fees waived.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court in Singapore issued a judgement in favour of GSH in a dispute with Edward Ong, who was the previous sole owner of SH Group, whereby he was ordered to pay GSH damages and costs.
The Facebook pages of the Singapore States Times (SST) and its owner Alex Tan Zhi Xiang have been designated as Declared Online Locations (DOLs) under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) from yesterday.
A slew of legal problems will arise in the months ahead, as contracting parties reassess their business agreements. Global business centres like Singapore need to prepare for this legal tsunami.
Government grants temporary 6-month extension for project completion, sale relating to ABSD remission and project disposal under QC regime.
Under the Securities and Futures Act, the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers, and SGX Listing Rules, hardcopy offer documents must be distributed to the relevant investors.
Chong Chun Wah is the second person jailed for breaching a stay-home notice.
The previously public-listed company, which has more than 5,000 employees worldwide, is seeking judicial management after DBS Bank issued a legal demand for full repayment under its banking facilities.
All four sisters inherited shares in four companies set up by their father. Three of the companies held properties, including 56 units in a mixed commercial and residential development in River Valley Road.
They face receivable collection issues, cancelled M&A deals; but demand has surged for restructuring and insolvency, private wealth investments.
Certain provisions relating to parliamentary privileges, immunities and powers had also been drafted with reference to Parliament House and its precincts.
New law will help couples who had to postpone plans because of circuit breaker.
Bill passed yesterday also obliges them to prevent money laundering, terrorism financing through property sales.
As companies try to find new ways to tackle the pandemic and limit disruptions to businesses and supply chains, they must not lose sight of the looming international tax changes that could majorly affect multinational enterprises.
This was disclosed in Parliament yesterday by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah in her reply to Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera.
The Small Motorised Vehicles Bill and Active Mobility (Amendment No. 2) Bill were introduced in Parliament on 4 May 20.
Special arrangements include allowing some electors subject to movement controls to vote.
Dr Andrew Tang Yen Ho had prescribed 270ml of cough mixture to each of the 10 patients, more than the 240ml limit per patient per visit as advised by the MOH.
1,200 inspections, 3,000 probes conducted across different housing types last year.
The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) said yesterday its internal investigations have shown no evidence of foreign funding in the party, refuting allegations made by a recently expelled member.
Mediation can resolve condo management issues, judge adds.
Queries about financing options on the rise in key affected sectors as well as tech startups.
From May 5, circuit breaker measures will be gradually eased, paving the way for certain businesses to resume operations and small groups of students to return for face-to-face lessons.
This will replace current practices being followed by public agencies.
When the world restarts and the masks are put away, will the global legal order look the same? Should it?
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The move to charge one-and-a-half to two months of the mentees' starting salary in return for the purported offer of placement in plum jobs was especially alarming to the LawSoc.