The Singapore Arbitration Journal aims to provide a forum to examine and discuss developments of particular relevance and interest to the Singapore arbitration community. Every issue of the Journal will refer to recent judgments of the Singapore courts of relevance to arbitration. Each issue aims to review important Singapore decisions in the prior six months – the November issue will cover cases from January to June of the same year, while the cases from the second half of the year will be considered in the May issue of the following year. Each case reference is accompanied by a case note examining the significance and relevance of the case. The Journal will also include learned articles discussing important arbitration issues, trends and developments.
Date of Publication: November 2019
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
The SAL Annual Review of Singapore Cases 2018 encapsulates and evaluates decisions of the Singapore courts in the year 2018. As with the previous issues, cases from other jurisdictions impacting local law are also discussed.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Teo Keang Sood and Goh Yihan (general editors)
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Book will be available from end of September 2019
The second edition provides a comprehensive update on numerous developments that have taken place in Singapore’s sentencing jurisprudence since the publication of the first edition in 2009. Through in-depth commentaries and a new chapter on Community Sentences, the second edition covers developments in Singapore’s sentencing jurisprudence up to January 2019. Since the publication of the first edition, several key pieces of sentencing-related legislation (including the Criminal Procedure Code, the Penal Code and the Prisons Act) underwent many major amendments; and more than 700 judgments on sentencing were issued by the Court of Appeal and High Court (including about 150 sentencing guideline judgments).
Authors: Kow Keng Siong
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