The Singapore White Book 2018 is your practical guide to civil procedure in an ever-changing international legal hub. Rest easy knowing that you’ll always be on top of new developments with the Singapore White Book, as it gives you speedy print and digital access to new rules annotated by leading senior practitioners.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Mr Foo Chee Hock, Judicial Commissioner, Supreme Court
Date of Publication: Apr 2018
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After the second edition of this book was published in 1994, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act was amended to give the Hague-Visby Rules the “force of law”. This brought the Singapore position on the effect of these Rules in line with UK law. Furthermore, the effect of the provisions of the Bills of Lading Act (“BLA”), and the corresponding UK statute, namely, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992, has been explained in many cases in Singapore and the UK. Since the last edition, other aspects of the law on carriage of goods by sea have also been clarified and there have been many important judicial pronouncements on the effect of the Hague Rules and the Hague-Visby Rules.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Tan Lee Meng
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
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The Global Technology Law Conference 2015, held over two days on 29 and 30 June 2015, is the second in a series of international conferences delving into the issues thrown up by the collision of law and disruptive technologies. The conference grappled with legal and regulatory issues in the wake of financial technologies, or Fintech, and the challenges to data protection and intellectual property law associated with big data. This book collects a series of articles that deal with these topics in much greater depth. The views articulated at the conference form the bedrock of these articles. It is hoped that the ideas and views captured between these covers will contribute to the development of jurisprudence in this exciting and everchanging area of law.
Editor-in-Chief : Justice Lee Seiu Kin
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This work is the first comprehensive, annotative commentary ever written on the rules of ethics in Singapore. Singapore and foreign practitioners, judges, Disciplinary Tribunal members and students will find this commentary particularly helpful because of its incisive approach towards the elements of each rule of the new Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules 2015 (“PCR”). By reading this book, members of the public would gain a full understanding of the responsibilities of lawyers towards clients. The Legal Profession (Foreign Representation in Singapore International Commercial Court) Rules 2014, which governs the conduct of foreign lawyers in the Singapore International Commercial Court, is analysed as well. The relationship between principles and rules (a fundamental feature of the PCR) is closely examined and the scope of their application is carefully elucidated. The book explains every rule of ethics and covers all the relevant case law and disciplinary decisions which concern ethical accountability. It addresses related legislation, the governing practice directions, rulings, guidance notes and circulars which affect a lawyer’s practice as well as judgments from other jurisdictions. As the PCR breaks new ground structurally, in content and applicability, this book will prove to be an invaluable and indispensable aid to the understanding of the unprecedented dynamics of professional conduct in modern legal practice.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Jeffrey Pinsler SC
Date of Publication: Jun 2016
This is the first contract law casebook which compiles extracts from the judgements of the Singapore courts, as well as excerpts from relevant Singapore statutes. It is designed to facilitate the teaching and learning of Singapore contract law by providing the reader with a systematic framework for understanding the core legal principles underpinning the different doctrinal facets of this subject. Every chapter provides an introductory overview of a key topic, including the formation of contracts, the interpretation of contracts and the discharge of contracts, to assist the reader in navigating a curated collection of case extracts from some of the most significant contract law cases that have emerged from the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal. Users of this book are invited to read the selection of materials critically in light of the accompanying commentary provided in each chapter, reflect on the “grey” areas of the law that have attracted controversy and consider the extent to which Singapore contract law is similar to, or different from, the position taken elsewhere.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Dr Burton Ong and Benjamin Wong
Date of Publication: Dec 2019
The Syariah Court of Singapore hears and determines disputes on Muslim marriages, divorces, the ancillary matters thereto and betrothal as prescribed by the Administration of Muslim Law Act. Cases at first instance are heard by the Syariah Court. Appeals from decisions of the Syariah Court are heard by the Appeal Board. Each appeal is heard by a separately-constituted Appeal Board. Published by the Syariah Court, the Singapore Syariah Appeals Reports (SSAR) is the official report series of grounds of decisions delivered by the Appeal Board. Where the decision is delivered in Malay, the original Malay version of the Appeal Board decision is reported together with its English translation. Each report carries a catchword summary of the case highlighting the main issues decided; commentaries and updates in the form of “Notes” appear at the end of the report, where appropriate. Citations of Quranic verses referred to in a decision are listed in the case report. Volume 6 features the significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 2011 and 2015. Where no grounds of decision were issued by the Appeal Board, the decision of the Syariah Court would be reported first, followed by the Order of the Appeal Board.
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Cases, Materials and Commentary on Singapore Intellectual Property Law is the first book of its kind on the subject. The authors have curated extracts from both legislation and cases before the courts and IPOS to trace and explain the development and current state of intellectual property law in Singapore, as well as to offer a comprehensive summary of the courts’ approach on important aspects of a field of law critical to the future development of Singapore and its economy.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): David Llewelyn, Ng Hui Ming and Nicole Oh Xuan Yuan
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
This book is the result of the Rule of Law Symposium that was convened in Singapore in May 2014 to consider the implications of the rule of law for development both in the South-East Asia region and globally. The chapters in this book represent a conversation between senior judges, scholars and lawyers from the worlds of business and private practice. There are four thematic sections, which address: the rule of law and development from a legal and policy perspective; the implications of the rule of law for business and finance; the rule of law in international investment disputes; and judicial reflections from the past or present heads of the Judiciary in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Singapore. The thematic sections are followed by individual contributions from former UN Legal Counsel, Ambassador Patricia O’Brien; Singapore’s Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam, and The Honourable Solicitor-General Lionel Yee.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Sir Jeffrey Jowell, J Christopher Thomas QC, Jan van Zyl Smit
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