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News & Recent Developments

August 2014

Bill passed to set up Family Justice Courts - A new Family Justice Bill has been passed in Parliament to set up a new Family Justice Courts comprising the High Court (Family Division), the Family Court and the Youth Court. - Channel News Asia

 

Student gets probation for hacking - A student who admitted hacking into the Istana's website in what he claimed was a "harmless joke" was convicted of unauthorised use of a computer service by hacking into a government website. He was placed on probation. He could have been fined up to $10,000 fine and be jailed for up to 3 years.- AsiaOne

July 2014

Court rules Postnuptial Aagreement Binding - The Court of Appeal has ruled that a postnuptial agreement formed under the proper circumstances can carry “significant weight” in determining how matrimonial property is to be divided. - Today

 

Copyright Act amended to stop Online Piracy - Parliament has passed an amended Copyright Act that allows copyright owners to obtain blocking orders against infringing websites, without first having to send a take-down notice to network service providers. - Channel News Asia

 

New Framework for Family Law Justice System - Government accepts recommendations on new framework for the Family Justice System. The key recommendations are to: (i) Provide better support to help families resolve their disputes; and (ii) Create a comprehensive specialist family court structure known as the Family Justice Courts. Media Release, Ministry of Law

 

New Supreme Court Judge Appointed - Judicial Commissioner Tan Siong Thye was appointed to the position of High Court Judge on 1 July 2014.  Judge Steven Chong Horng Siong was also sworn in as a High Court judge (re-appointed after serving as the Attorney-General). - Media Release, Supreme Court

 

Football match-fixer convicted - A businessman with alleged ties to an international match-fixing ring was found guilty of providing three Lebanese football officials with prostitutes as bribes for fixing future matches. - Channel News Asia

Singapore Legal System

Singapore is a republic with a parliamentary system of Government. Her legal system is derived from the British and follows the English common law tradition. 

The Constitution

The Constitution is the nation’s supreme law. It entrenches basic freedoms of the individual and provides for the organs of state. Any legislation contrary to the Constitution shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.

The Legal Profession

The legal profession in Singapore is 'fused' - a lawyer may act as both an Advocate (barrister) as well as a Solicitor. Lawyers may practise as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships (LLP) or law corporations (LLC). There can also be Joint Law Ventures and Formal Law Alliances between foreign and local practices. Foreign practices may be registered as Foreign Law Practices, Representative Offices or Qualifying Foreign Law Practices. The Law Society of Singapore is the representative body for lawyers in Singapore. The Singapore Academy of Law is a statutory body whose membership comprises the Bench, the Bar, corporate counsel and faculty members of the local law schools.

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