This article discusses the novel issues raised by United Overseas Bank Ltd v Lippo Marina Collection Pte Ltd  4 SLR 391.
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.
Criminal Law — Statutory offences
This article traces the introduction of third-party legislation in Singapore and HK, followed by an assessment of the status quo.
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.
Civil Procedure — Further arguments
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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.
Civil Procedure — Extension of time
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.
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.
Taking litigation scale costs for solicitor-and-client fees off the table for now is the right move.
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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Civil Procedure – Pleadings
Damages — Measure of damages
But recommended costs for civil proceedings might be revisited in a few years' time: MinLaw
Civil procedure — Mareva injunctions
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