singapore - Litigation & Court Procedure

EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others

Civil Procedure - Striking out of counterclaim

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 101; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC

Civil Procedure - Injunctions

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 103; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Zhipeng v Seow Suat Thin

Civil Procedure - Summary judgment

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 104; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Seraya Energy Pte Ltd v Denka Advantech Pte Ltd and Another Suit (YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd, third party)

Civil Procedure - Costs - awarded

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 100; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Li Shengwu v The Attorney-General

Civil Procedure - Service - Service out of jurisdiction

Date: 01 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Debotosh Lodh v Boustead Services Pte Ltd and Another

Injunction - Purposes for grant - Protection of contractual rights

Date: 18 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 52; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Globe-Sea Offshore Engineering Pte Ltd v DNET Contract Services Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Appeals - Leave

Date: 18 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 74; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yeo Boong Hua and Others v Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and Others

Civil Procedure - Costs

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 73; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ong Boon Hwee v Cheah Ng Soo and Another

Civil Procedure - Judgment and orders - Enforcement - Writs of seizure and sale - Joint tenancy

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 65; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lee Hsien Loong v Leong Sze Hian

Civil Procedure - Striking out

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 66; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Amendments to Practice Directions No. 1 of 2019

This is to notify that the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions will be amended with effect from 18 January 2019.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Practice Direction; Source: Family Justice Courts

Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Legal Aid and Advice Act and to make consequential amendments to the Legal Profession Act.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 47; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 850; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 848; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 849; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendments to Practice Directions No. 5 of 2018

This is to notify the amendment of the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Practice Direction; Source: Family Justice Courts

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and to make a related amendment to the State Courts Act.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 39; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Consultation on Proposed Reforms to the Civil Justice System

The Chief Justice had established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) on 5 January 2015 and the Ministry of Law had established the Civil Justice Review Committee (CJRC) on 18 May 2016. This public consultation paper represents the outcome of the CJRC's and CJC's work, which seek to transform the civil justice system so that the time and costs neede ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

State Courts Electronic Practice Directions

This is to notify that the complete set of the State Courts Practice Directions are made available in an electronic medium for the enhanced convenience of users.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Practice Note; Source: State Courts

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 4) Notification 2018

This is to notify that sections 8 to 16 and 33 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 694; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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