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Understanding the Proper Nature and Scope of Res Judicata in the Light of Recent UK and Singapore Cases

1.5 Public CPD Points
Practice Area: Civil Procedure
Training Level: General

 

Introduction

 

Mr Paul McGrath Q.C. of Essex Court Chambers will give a talk outlining the modern approach in Singapore law to res judicata in the light of the recent Court of Appeal decision in RBS v TT International Ltd  [2015] SGCA 50 and, in the context of consent judgments,  that of the High Court in Cost Engineers (SEA) Pte Ltd v Chan Siew Lun [2015] SGHC 262. He will examine the differing categories of res judicata and the criteria which applies to each category and consider whether a narrow strict approach to applying exceptions to the doctrine (as illustrated by RBS) is preferable to the wider more flexible and discretionary approach favoured in some of the English authorities.

 

 

Programme

 

3.30 pm -   Registration & Tea  
4.00 pm - Opening Remarks by The Honourable Justice Steven Chong 
4.10 pm - Talk by Mr Paul McGrath QC
5.10 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A
  Chairperson: Mr Cavinder Bull SC
  Panellists:    Mr Paul McGrath QC
                       Assoc Prof Goh Yihan    
5.55 pm - End of Session

 

For more information, please download the brochure here.

 

Fees (inclusive of 7% GST, tea breaks and materials, if any)

 

SAL Members  S$ 96.30
Non-Members    S$ 149.80
Full-time Students#   S$ 42.80

 

# Student registrations can only be made by writing to les@sal.org.sg. Please include a copy of a valid matriculation card.

 

For enquiries, please call Tel: (65) 6332 4388 or email to les@sal.org.sg

 

Speaker

 

Mr Paul McGrath Q.C.
Essex Court Chambers  

 

Paul has developed a particular expertise and reputation in international commercial fraud and asset recovery litigation involving difficult trust and company law issues having been involved in some of the leading cases such as Glencore v Metro Trading; Banner Homes v Luff Developments; Co-Operative  Society  v  Andrew  Regan;   Tajik   Aluminium   Plant   v   Ermatov; Westminster City Council v Dame Shirley Porter; Boris Berezovsky v Patarkatsishvili; JSC BTA v Ablyazov; Weavering Capital Hedge Fund; VTB v Nutritek; Republic of Egypt v President Mubarak; The Tchenguiz/SFO dispute. More recently, his experience in lifting corporate veils and busting trusts as a means of getting ones hands on the assets has been deployed in the enforcement of substantial judgments and arbitral awards including Yukos v Russian Federation (enforcement of US$50bn Awards: the largest ever arbitral awards). He has a very active international practice including the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Isle of Man and the DIFC in Dubai. He is also registered before the SICC. He is author of Commercial Fraud in Civil Practice (2nd edn OUP). ‘He has literally written the book on commercial fraud, and is one of the most knowledgeable QCs in this area.’ The Legal 500 2015.

 

 

Opening Remarks 

 

The Honourable Justice Steven Chong 
Supreme Court, Singapore

 

The Honourable Justice Steven Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1982. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1983, and entered into legal practice with one of Singapore’s top law firms, Drew & Napier, that same year. He eventually became its Joint Managing Partner at the end of 1997. In 1998, Justice Chong joined another leading Singapore law firm, Rajah & Tann, where he was appointed, first, Senior Partner and then Managing Partner. In January 1998, he was also appointed Senior Counsel. After 27 years in legal practice, Justice Chong was appointed to the Bench on 1 October 2009, as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. He was later appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1 June 2010 until 24 June 2012. Justice Chong was appointed the Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore from 25 June 2012 to 24 June 2014. Upon completion of his term, he returned to the Supreme Court.

 

 

Chairperson

 

Mr Cavinder Bull SC 
Drew & Napier LLC

 

Mr Cavinder Bull SC graduated with First Class Honours in law from Oxford University in 1992. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales the following year, placing fourth in the Bar examinations. He returned to Singapore and passed the Singapore Bar exams, winning the prize for top candidate. Cavinder worked for the Chief Justice of Singapore as a Justices' Law Clerk before joining Drew & Napier in 1994 as a litigation associate. In 1995, he was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship and left for Harvard Law School where he received an LL.M. He passed the New York Bar exams and was admitted to practice in New York. Cavinder practised as a litigation associate with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York until late 1997 when he returned to Singapore and Drew & Napier. He was made a partner of Drew & Napier in 1998 and a Director of Drew & Napier LLC in May 2002. Cavinder has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration. He is engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Singapore Courts and has appeared as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations in various jurisdictions, including Milan, London, Tokyo and Singapore.  Cavinder has acted as counsel to various clients including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Laos, the Government of Djibouti, various financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

 

 

Panellist

 

Associate Professor Goh Yihan
School of Law, Singapore Management University

 

Associate Professor Goh Yihan, from the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU), received his LLB from NUS (2006) and LLM from Harvard (2010). He has published in the field of contract law both locally and internationally. He is a co-author of Law of Contract in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer, 2012) and a contributor to The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Press, 2012). He was formerly an Assistant Professor from NUS, Senior Justices' Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was later appointed amicus curiae before the High Court (2011) and Court of Appeal (2013). He is also a Visiting Academic at Rajah & Tann LLP since 2011. In 2013, he was awarded the SAL Singapore Law Merit Award for his contributions to the development and advancement of Singapore law.

 

 

C$ Redeemable

CPD Points: 1.5

Venue: Supreme Court Viewing Gallery, Level 8, Supreme Court, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879

Date: 14 Jan 2016 (4.00pm - 5.55pm)


PRICE (inclusive of GST)

SAL MEMBER              $96.30
NON MEMBER             $149.80
STUDENT MEMBER     $42.80


$149.80

1.5 Public CPD Points
Practice Area: Civil Procedure
Training Level: General

 

Introduction

 

Mr Paul McGrath Q.C. of Essex Court Chambers will give a talk outlining the modern approach in Singapore law to res judicata in the light of the recent Court of Appeal decision in RBS v TT International Ltd  [2015] SGCA 50 and, in the context of consent judgments,  that of the High Court in Cost Engineers (SEA) Pte Ltd v Chan Siew Lun [2015] SGHC 262. He will examine the differing categories of res judicata and the criteria which applies to each category and consider whether a narrow strict approach to applying exceptions to the doctrine (as illustrated by RBS) is preferable to the wider more flexible and discretionary approach favoured in some of the English authorities.

 

 

Programme

 

3.30 pm -   Registration & Tea  
4.00 pm - Opening Remarks by The Honourable Justice Steven Chong 
4.10 pm - Talk by Mr Paul McGrath QC
5.10 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A
  Chairperson: Mr Cavinder Bull SC
  Panellists:    Mr Paul McGrath QC
                       Assoc Prof Goh Yihan    
5.55 pm - End of Session

 

For more information, please download the brochure here.

 

Fees (inclusive of 7% GST, tea breaks and materials, if any)

 

SAL Members  S$ 96.30
Non-Members    S$ 149.80
Full-time Students#   S$ 42.80

 

# Student registrations can only be made by writing to les@sal.org.sg. Please include a copy of a valid matriculation card.

 

For enquiries, please call Tel: (65) 6332 4388 or email to les@sal.org.sg

 

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