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Client accounts of both firms frozen; lawyer of one practised without renewing certificate.
Dr Kwan Kah Yee declared wrongly in 2013 that a person's death was caused by ischaemic heart disease. He has been involved in other similar incidents.
A court in Brazil has accepted charges filed against two men formerly linked to Sembcorp Marine's (Sembmarine) wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary, the mainboard-listed firm said on Thursday.
The Supreme Court has spearheaded the SGUnited Mediation Initiative to help litigants resolve their disputes quickly and avoid protracted litigation.
Nancy Tan Mee Khim of Noble Consulting Group was sentenced to eight months' jail yesterday. She is the first person to be prosecuted under Section 82 of the Securities and Futures Act involving crowdfunding activity.
Teo Eu Gene was sentenced to 46 weeks' jail.
The daughter testified that her father had punched her in the head, strangled her and threatened her with a penknife to force her to submit to his sexual deviancy.
Pandemic must become the occasion to reforge and refine legal processes, he says.
The Law Ministry said it will be proposing several amendments to the existing Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, including a new rental relief framework.
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But battle not over as previous management council seeks to start legal challenge.
A man accused of defaming members of the Cabinet in an article published on socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) has lost his latest bid to mount a constitutional challenge against his criminal charges.
A lawyer failed in a defamation suit against a housewife after a judge found her justified in taking issue over his competence as the secretary of a condominium management council (MC).
Workers working from home can claim deduction against employment income for charges such as electricity and telecommunication expenses not reimbursed by employers.
The National Times Singapore page has "communicated at least three false statements of fact": MCI
Singapore International Mediation Centre rolls out new protocol - including online sessions - as business confidence takes beating in changed climate.
The SGUnited Mediation Initiative will allow the court to identify and refer suitable cases to the SMC. Only cases referred by the Supreme Court will qualify for free mediation under the initiative.
Without a will, you are unable to exclude or include beneficiaries, and your family faces additional trauma.
Courts will continue to use video and teleconferencing for various hearings.
In the age of social distancing, it is about time the law is changed to allow wills to be executed electronically.
Noble Group former chief executive Ricardo Leiman was appealing a 2018 High Court ruling that dismissed his claim to millions of dollars in unpaid shares and bonus and ordered him to pay two-thirds of Noble's costs.
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.
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.
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Their supportive measures and empathy for taxpayers and leniency in tax return filings and collections during the Covid-19 crisis have been noteworthy.
A lawyer with 21 years of experience was suspended for three months yesterday for allowing an employee to masquerade as a lawyer with clients.
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.
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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.