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Journals Online: Novel issues of litigation and without prejudice privilege in multi-party civil proceedings

This article discusses the novel issues raised by United Overseas Bank Ltd v Lippo Marina Collection Pte Ltd [2018] 4 SLR 391.

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.

Third-party funding – taking stock

This article traces the introduction of third-party legislation in Singapore and HK, followed by an assessment of the status quo.

Three “pitfalls” for the unwary: Third-party funding in Asia

For some time, practitioners would have seen news alerts headlining that 3P funding is permitted in Singapore and HK for arbitration and arbitration-related Court proceedings.

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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.

Ho Soo Fong v Revitech Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 82

Civil Procedure — Extension of time
Liposuction death: Docs told to pay $756k legal bill

Liposuction death: Docs told to pay $756k legal bill

The negligent doctors implicated in the high-profile first liposuction death in Singapore have been ordered to pay some $756,000 in legal costs as assessed by a High Court registrar.

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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.

Fine-tuning Singapore's scales of justice

Fine-tuning Singapore's scales of justice

Taking litigation scale costs for solicitor-and-client fees off the table for now is the right move.

Scaling costs not best way to make justice system accessible to all: Forum

Scaling costs not best way to make justice system accessible to all: Forum

I would suggest that one clear way forward would be to, instead, make it mandatory for all law firms, big or small, to undertake pro bono, low bono or Legal Aid cases as a percentage of their firm's workload every year.

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BUN and another v BUP [2018] SGHCR 17

Civil Procedure – Pleadings
Fixed legal fees off the table for now

Fixed legal fees off the table for now

But recommended costs for civil proceedings might be revisited in a few years' time: MinLaw

ADV: Prepare for change

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