singapore - Litigation & Court Procedure

StreetSine Singapore Pte Ltd v Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers and Others

Civil Procedure - Costs - Security

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCR 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Griffin Real Estate Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (in liquidation) v ERC Unicampus Pte Ltd

Res Judicata - Issue estoppel; Res Judicata - Doctrine of abuse of court; Equity - Remedies - Account - Third party liability; Equity - Remedies - Account - Expenses

Date: 18 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 273; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 901 v Lian Tat Huat Trading Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Striking out; Land - Strata titles - By-laws

Date: 07 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 270; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ARW v Comptroller of Income Tax and Another, and Another Appeal

Civil Procedure - Further arguments; Civil Procedure - Further evidence; Civil Procedure - Parties - Joinder

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 85; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yap Boon Fong Yvonne v Wong Kok Mun Alvin and Another, and Another Appeal

Damages - Assessment

Date: 26 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 80; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ho Soo Fong v Revitech Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Extension of time

Date: 26 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 82; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sea Trucks Offshore Ltd and Others v Roomans, Jacobus Johannes and Others

Civil procedure - Mareva injunctions - Variation of disclosure obligations ancillary to Mareva injunctions; Civil procedure - Mareva injunctions - Filing of affidavit disclosing existence of foreign proceedings brought on the basis of information disclosed

Date: 16 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 248; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Arovin Ltd and Another v Hadiran Sridjaja

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Further and better particulars

Date: 12 November 2018; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC(I) 9; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NK Mulsan Co Ltd v INTL Asia Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment

Date: 08 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 241; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NK Mulsan Co Ltd v INTL Asia Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Stay of Execution

Date: 08 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 242; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Chin Lay Evelyn v Cheng Soo May Stacy

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Amendment

Date: 07 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 240; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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