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The law of legal professional privilege is of immense importance to clients, in-house counsel and external lawyers. This is the first publication which undertakes a critical evaluation of existing rules of legal professional privilege both in Singapore and across Commonwealth jurisdictions. It draws on applicable legislation, case law and academic commentary, and seeks to provide the reader with a sound doctrinal and analytical framework with which to approach the different aspects of this subject, as well as practical advice on how to assert and defend claims of privilege.
Author: Colin Liew
Date of Publication: October 2020
The Practitioners’ Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (the “Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource on the whole spectrum of defamation cases that comes before the Singapore courts and the range of damages awarded for such claims. It provides a useful and concise tabulation of defamation cases organised according to the nature of the defamation, the category of claimant, the amount awarded, and the outcome of appeal as well as case summaries for over a decade of reported and unreported cases filed between 2006 and 2017. The Guide outlines the general legal principles on the tort of defamation in Singapore, making it a quick primer on the law of defamation for anyone with an interest in this area of the law.
Editor-in-Chief:District Judge Salina Ishak
Contributing Editor: District Judge Clement Julien Tan
Date of Publication: October 2019
Tribunals play a critical role in the administration of justice. They complement the work of the courts by dealing with a variety of matters in specialised areas. This textbook is the first of its kind in Singapore. It concerns tribunals whose primary function is the determination of disputes: administrative tribunals, tribunals hearing civil claims and professional disciplinary tribunals. This book addresses the nature of tribunals, the legal principles governing tribunals, how tribunal hearings should be conducted, and how tribunals should be managed. It seeks to provide new tribunals with guidance as to the principles on which a tribunal should be set up and run, while providing established tribunals with standards they can aspire to.
Editor-in-Chief: Senior District Judge Bala Reddy
Contributing Editor: District Judge Jill Tan
Date of Publication: October 2019
This book brings together leading academics and practitioners in Singapore in the area of financial regulation, where there may have been a lacuna in Singapore treatises compared to the many excellent texts on the contractual aspects of banking and insurance. While topics might still be discretely analysed in terms of banking, insurance, securities and derivatives, and financial advisory, common threads exist between them and these are explored throughout the book.
General Editors: Dora Neo, Hans Tjio and Lan Luh Luh
Date of Publication: February 2019
The Architecture of Deals offers a novel set of tools – a framework of private orderings – to help transactional lawyers accelerate the development of key skills, such as:
- problem-solving techniques in complex transactional environments
- commercial acumen and strategic-thinking skills
- deal design structures and strategies
- problem-solving mindset and approach to legal and commercial problems
Author: Duc V Trang
Date of Publication: January 2019
The adoption of the Personal Data Protection Act transformed the legal regime for data protection in Singapore.The second edition includes (1) New chapters examining how the legislation has kept pace with technological change, (2) How individual rights have been balanced against business interests in the course of enforcing the law and (3) It also has specialist chapters on image rights and data protection, as well as new chapters on accountability and cross-border transfers and enforcement.
Editor: Simon Chesterman
Date of Publication: July 2018