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Supreme Court Case Summary: Mohamed Affandi bin Rosli v Public Prosecutor and another appeal [2018] SGCA 87

CA by a 2:1 majority allows appeal against HC conviction of drug trafficking and abetment charges.

Supreme Court Case Summary: ARW v Comptroller of Income Tax and another and another appeal [2018] SGCA 85

CA allows the AG to intervene on public interest privilege; grants extension of time for the CIT to request for further arguments and to admit further evidence to the HC.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Lim Sze Eng v Lin Choo Mee [2018] SGCA 84

CA dismisses appeal by the appellant against HC decision to award the respondent damages for the appellant’s breach of various terms under a settlement agreement.

Supreme Court Case Summary: BOM v BOK and another appeal [2018] SGCA 83

CA affirms HC decision to set aside the trust deed for misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Law Society of Singapore v Kangatharan s/o Ramoo Kandavellu [2018] SGHC 265

The lawyer was struck off the roll by the Court of Three Judges on the basis of his conviction for providing false information to IRAS. 

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ho Soo Fong v Revitech Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 82

CA gives its reasons for dismissing an application for extension of time to appeal on the basis that the putative appeal would have no prospect of success.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd and others v Kingdom of Lesotho [2018] SGCA 81

CA rules that Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear their investment treaty claim against Lesotho.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Yap Boon Fong Yvonne (Ye Wenfeng Yvonne) v Wong Kok Mun Alvin and another and another appeal [2018] SGCA 80

CA clarifies that Sg law does not recognise claims in general damages for pre-trial losses of earning capacity, only claims in special damages for pre-trial losses of earnings.

Tags: Tort

Supreme Court Case Summary: Wong Meng Hang v Singapore Medical Council and other matters [2018] SGHC 253

In this case involving aesthetic doctors who negligently caused a patient’s death, the Court of Three Judges struck the lead doctor off the register and suspended the assisting doctor for 18 months.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and others v Yeo Boong Hua and others and another appeal [2018] SGCA 79

CA awards damages of $1.3m and costs of $315k to respondents for appellants’ breaches of consent order intended to settle dispute on Turf City joint venture.

Supreme Court Case Summary: BOR v BOS and another appeal [2018] SGCA 78

CA allows appeals against SHC's decision as to the division of matrimonial assets, and grants order for lump sum maintenance for children of marriage.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Evan Lim Industrial / Warehousing Development Pte Ltd v MWA Capital Pte Ltd and another [2018] SGCA 76

CA dismisses creditor’s challenge to liquidators’ acceptance of the interest rates charged for a loan to a company by a licensed moneylender, finding that the creditor had failed to prove that the interest rates were excessive.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Arovin Ltd and another v Hadiran Sridjaja [2018] SGHC(I) 09

SICC orders the defendant to provide particulars on the gist of what was stated by the relevant persons in giving rise to the understandings or agreement pleaded in the defence.

Supreme Court Case Summary: TIC v TID [2018] SGCA 75

CA holds party taking over the matrimonial property solely liable for mortgage and property tax payments between date of court order and date of completion.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Lua Bee Kiang (administrator of the estate of Chew Kong Seng) v Yeo Chee Siong [2018] SGCA 74

The CA sets out two-stage analysis for assessing damages for pain and suffering, and clarifies approach to assessing costs of managing possible onset of medical condition attributable to injury caused by defendant.

Tags: Tort

Supreme Court Case Summary: Telecom Credit Inc v Midas United Group Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 73

CA held that leave must be obtained to appeal against the HC's decision to order a trial to determine a garnishee’s liability to pay a debt.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Re Nalpon, Zero Geraldo Mario [2018] SGCA 71

CA dismissed lawyer Zero Nalpon’s appeal for leave to bring judicial review proceedings against LawSoc's decision to dismiss his complaint against his opposing counsel. 

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v Gobi a/l Avedian Criminal Appeal No 20 of 2017

CA set aside the HC's conviction and sentence on the reduced charge and convicted the respondent on the original charge of importation of diamorphine under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Abdul Kahar bin Othman v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGCA 70

CA dismisses application by convicted person to reopen concluded criminal appeal on basis of alleged unconstitutionality of sentencing regime in the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd v PTT International Trading Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 65

CA departs from earlier authority; holds that in determining whether to grant a stay of proceedings to give effect to an exclusive jurisdiction clause, the merits of any defence intended to be raised are irrelevant.

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