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Supreme Court Case Summary: Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC [2019] SGHC(I) 04

The SICC holds that the defendant, Barclays, is liable to reimburse the plaintiff for transferring a sum of US$871,085.61 to a 3rd party pursuant to a payment instruction which Barclays sent to the plaintiff but subsequently sought to cancel.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v P Mageswaran and another appeal [2019] SGCA 22

SGCA dismissed the accused’s appeal against the SHC's decision on conviction and sentence and the Prosecution’s appeal against the SHC's sentence for the offence of culpable homicide. 

Supreme Court Case Summary: Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General [2019] SGCA 25

SGCA finds that there is no duty to call a by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC, but holds that the appellant need not pay costs to the respondent.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ahmad Kasim bin Adam v Moona Esmail Tamby Merican s/o Mohamed Ganse and others [2019] SGCA 23

SGCA grants declaration that deceased had acquired title to land by adverse possession, prior to State acquisition; but holds that there is no legal basis under statute to award compensation.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Kong Hoo (Private) Limited v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 20

SGCA determined that Madagascan rosewood logs brought by the applicants into Singapore were not imported but instead were in transit, and accordingly quashed the applicants’ convictions for importation without valid permits.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Kong Hoo (Private) Limited v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 21

SGCA determines that Madagascan rosewood logs brought by the applicants into Singapore were not imported but instead were in transit, and accordingly quashes the applicants’ convictions for importation without valid permits.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Law Society of Singapore v Ezekiel Peter Latimer [2019] SGHC 92

The Court of Three Judges orders the respondent solicitor to be suspended for a period of three years for acting in conflict of interest in a criminal matter.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Li Shengwu v The Attorney-General [2019] SGCA 20

SGCA dismisses the appellant’s appeal, and upholds service out of jurisdiction of the committal papers on the appellant.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Thio Syn Pyn v Thio Syn Kym Wendy and others and another appeal [2019] SGCA 19

SGCA dismisses appeal against SHC's decision to value the respondents’ minority shares without providing for a discount.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ma Wai Fong Kathryn v Trillion Investments [2019] SGCA 18

The SCA explains the law on winding up a company on the just and equitable ground because it had lost its substratum.

Supreme Court Case Summary: B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC(I) 03

SICC found the operator of a virtual currency exchange platform liable for breach of contract and breach of trust in reversing trades made at an abnormal exchange rate.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ramesh Perumal v PP [2019] SGCA 17

The SCA allows the appeal of one appellant's conviction on a charge of possession of diamorphine for the purpose of trafficking.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ong Boon Hwee v Cheah Ng Soo [2019] SGHC 65

The SHC held that a writ of seizure and sale can be attached to a joint tenant’s interest in land.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Kiri Industries Ltd v Senda International Capital Ltd and another [2019] SGHC(I) 02

This case arose out of directions issued by the Court at a case management conference held on 23 Nov 2018.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v ASR [2019] SGCA 16

CA upholds sentence of reformative training for intellectually disabled teenager convicted of serious sexual offences and clarifies applicable sentencing principles.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Gan Chai Bee Anne v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGHC 42

HC reduces sentence for offences under s 6(c) of Prevention of Corruption Act, and clarifies approach to restitution as sentencing factor and sentencing for multiple offences.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Geok Hong Company Pte Ltd v Koh Ai Gek and others [2019] SGCA 15

The CA allows the appeal against decision that a common intention constructive trust had arisen over a property.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Abhilash s/o Kunchian Krishnan v Yeo Hock Huat and another [2019] SGCA 14

The CA dismisses appeal to value a company on the basis of a third-party offer.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Noor Azlin bte Abdul Rahman v Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd and others [2019] SGCA 13

CA held that CGH had failed to put in place a system for proper follow-up of radiological results and patient management, causing a delay in the paient's diagnosis of lung cancer.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Shanghai Turbo Enterprises Ltd v Liu Ming [2019] SGCA 11

SCA set aside the HC's decision and granted leave to Shanghai Turbo to serve the writ on the Mr Liu in China. SCA also restored the injunctions against him. 


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