Singapore Legal Portal
Providing information on Singapore law and links to online legal resources for lawyers and the general public.
Links to sites providing information on Singapore law, news, legal apps and sites with collection of commentaries, judgments, legislations and other free resources; and links to internal portals.
Links to sites of Law Firms and Legal Practices and foreign attorneys with presence in Singapore; directories of lawyers, senior counsel, commisioners of oaths etc.
Frequently asked questions about Singapore Laws and links to legal guides - on subjects such as criminal law, employment, divorce and family matters, immigration and legal aid.
Four New Judicial Commisioners - Ms Valerie Thean Pik Yuen, Ms Hoo Sheau Peng and Mr Aedit Abdullah have been appointed as Judicial Commissioners for a term of 3 years. Associate Professor Debbie Ong Siew Ling is appointed for a 2 year term. - Channel News Asia
New Centre for Banking and Finance Law - The National University of Singapore has launched its Centre for Banking and Finance Law to help enhance Singapore's status as an international financial centre. - Channel News Asia
Remote Gambling Bil introduced to regulate online gambling - A new Bill has been tabled in Parliament to define and prohibit remote gambling. Remote gambling refers to gambling via the Internet, telephone or any other platform that facilitates communication. - Channel News Asia
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
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 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 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.