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
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
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. Volume 7 features the significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 2014 and 2019.
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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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