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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

Legal Profession (Foreign Representation in Singapore International Commercial Court) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 696; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 697; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 695; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Small Claims Tribunals Act and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 27; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendments to the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions

This is to notify the amendments to paragraphs 157, 158, 159 and form 197 of the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions. The amendments in paragraphs 157, 158 and 159 will take effect from 4 August 2018 whereas amendments to form 197 will take effect from 17 July 2018. Amendment No. 4 of 2018.
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Practice Direction; Source: Family Justice Courts

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) have launched a public consultation to gather public feedback on proposed amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (SCJA). The public consultation will run from 2 to 30 July 2018.
Date: 02 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Law

Lasting Power of Attorney Application Fees waived for Two More Years

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications by Singapore Citizens until 31 August 2020. This move is intended to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead with an LPA to safeguard their interests and attain peace of mind for the future.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act

The Ministry of Law is proposing to make amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (“SCJA”) to further enhance the civil justice system. The public is invited to give comments and feedback on the proposed amendments to the SCJA from 2 July 2018 to 30 July 2018.
Date: 02 July 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that  Sections 5, 6, 7, 17, 21, 25, 32 and 34 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018, comes into operation on 18 April 2018.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 210; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018

This amendment Act seeks to amend the Legal Profession Act and to make related amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 15; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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