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Singapore Medical Council v Mohd Syamsul Alam bin Ismail [2019] SGHC 58

Professions — Medical profession and practice
State Courts Towers to offer co-working space for small law firms

State Courts Towers to offer co-working space for small law firms

Clicks @ State Courts will open in Q1 2020, about the same time the new building is expected to be operational.

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Doc suspended for accessing hospital database for own use

Doc suspended for accessing hospital database for own use

He used his position at SGH to get info on a man he suspected of having an affair with his wife.

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Patient lost part of scrotum to gangrene after doctor failed to examine him

Patient lost part of scrotum to gangrene after doctor failed to examine him

"This was serious negligence," said CJ Menon. "Dr Syamsul had failed to perform basic and elementary things that any competent doctor ought to have done."

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NUH doctor fined $50,000 for sharing patient's info

NUH doctor fined $50,000 for sharing patient's info

Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, director of the Neuroscience Clinic at the National University Hospital, gave confidential information about a patient's condition to her brother when he phoned the clinic posing as her husband in 2015.

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Disclosing client confidences to your spouse or significant other

Is it always permissible for a lawyer to disclose client information to a spouse or significant other so long as the client’s identity is not revealed?

Surgeon fights conviction over failure to give adequate medical leave

Surgeon fights conviction over failure to give adequate medical leave

Dr Looi Kok Poh was handed a six-month suspension by a disciplinary tribunal which found that he had failed to give adequate medical leave to the 32-year-old Indian national who worked at a shipyard.

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ADV: Manager, Online Product Development, SAL

ADV: Manager, Online Product Development, SAL

Develop LawNet by horizon-scanning for the latest legal technology developments and market intelligence within Singapore and globally to identify and translate opportunities to enhance LawNet legal research.

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Shifting contours of being a legal professional

This article reflects on potential hybrid skillsets and emergence of non-traditional job roles in the legal domain..

MOH conducting thorough review of informed consent

MOH conducting thorough review of informed consent

It will study how much info doctors should give patients, and SMC's disciplinary process.

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Doc struck off for dishonesty

Doc struck off for dishonesty

Forging of prescription using another doc's name reveals character defect: SMC tribunal

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Legaltech and the law: How tech will change the practice

Legaltech and the law: How tech will change the practice

Will technology transform the legal sector? It's arguable.

MoneyOwl rolls out digital will-writing service

MoneyOwl rolls out digital will-writing service

The will-writing module is now available free via a coupon code, which can be obtained once you put yourself on their mailing list.

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Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and others [2019] SGHC 41

Legal Profession — Professional privileges
CGH found guilty of negligence in cancer diagnosis

CGH found guilty of negligence in cancer diagnosis

Court ticks off hospital for serious inadequacies in procedures, and advises amicable settlement.

Trial advocacy and appellate advocacy — as different as chalk and cheese?

This article will propose some ideas for specialised training to ensure that junior lawyers are well-placed to be equally proficient in both areas.

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