The Syariah Court of Singapore hears and determines disputes on Muslim marriages, divorces, the ancillary matters thereto and betrothal as prescribed by the Administration of Muslim Law Act. Cases at first instance are heard by the Syariah Court. Appeals from decisions of the Syariah Court are heard by the Appeal Board. Each appeal is heard by a separately-constituted Appeal Board. Published by the Syariah Court, the Singapore Syariah Appeals Reports (SSAR) is the official report series of grounds of decisions delivered by the Appeal Board. Where the decision is delivered in Malay, the original Malay version of the Appeal Board decision is reported together with its English translation. Each report carries a catchword summary of the case highlighting the main issues decided; commentaries and updates in the form of “Notes” appear at the end of the report, where appropriate. Citations of Quranic verses referred to in a decision are listed in the case report. Volume 6 features the significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 2011 and 2015. Where no grounds of decision were issued by the Appeal Board, the decision of the Syariah Court would be reported first, followed by the Order of the Appeal Board.
This issue reviews important Singapore arbitration-related court decisions from January to June 2020 on attempts to set aside arbitral awards. Accompanying case notes examining the significance and relevance of these and other Singapore cases reported are included in this issue. There is also an extended single article by Toby Landau QC – “Arbitral Groundhog Day: The Reopening and Re-Arguing of Arbitral Determinations” – which critically and exhaustively reviews the resultant complex issues when a party seeks to have a claim adjudicated in one forum, which has already been determined in another.
Date of Publication: November 2020
Amongst the noteworthy judgments are the Singapore Court of Appeal decisions in BNA v BNB  1 SLR 456 and ST Group Co Ltd v Sanum Investments Ltd  1 SLR 1 in relation to issues such as the seat of arbitration and the governing law and validity of the arbitration agreement. The two learned articles in this issue explore thorny issues such as corruption in international arbitration and confidentiality in the arbitration process.
V K Rajah SC
Professor Lawrence Boo
Toby Landau QC
Chan Leng Sun SC
Yeo Boon Tat
Tan Hai Song
Benjamin Tham Yum Yin
The Singapore Arbitration Journal aims to provide a forum to examine and discuss developments of particular relevance and interest to the Singapore arbitration community.
The May 2020 issue allows you to catch up on important Singapore arbitration-related court decisions from July to December 2019, along with accompanying case notes examining the significance and relevance of the cases.
Some of the most architecturally-beautiful buildings in Singapore were purpose built for law enforcement.
This book aims to tell a brief history of these buildings through the use of photos, architectural drawings and stories told by people who remember what it was like to work or be in these places.
The book brings the reader on a journey from the conception of the Second Charter to the birth of its ultimate offspring - the Application of English Law Act. It discusses the significance of the Second Charter over the years and why it now deserves its place high on the honour roll of Singapore's legal developments.
Author: Andrew Phang Boon Leong
Book is currently under reprint. Delivery will take place by end of May 2022.
This book is a delightful synopsis of Singapore’s rich legal heritage. It highlights the development of Singapore’s legal system, the evolution of legal practice and the changes in court systems from tenuous beginnings to world-class status. Legal Legacies provides a pictorial look at the key moments, places and people in Singapore’s legal history over 60 photographs, many of which are seen here for the first time, punctuated by interesting anecdotes. Each book comes enclosed in a specially-designed envelope which is packaged with four loose postcards showing artworks and photographs of Singapore’s court houses over the years. The fine finishing and artwork make this publication both a useful resource for history aficionados as well as a veritable keepsake.
This is a joint project by the Singapore Academy of Law Legal Heritage Committee, supported by the National Heritage Board
Date of Publication: Mar 2011
This book celebrates the 75th birthday of former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong. Comprising three Parts, the book underscores what has been an extraordinary life in the law displayed in all its manifold and variegated aspects. Part I of the book contains a short biographical essay and a number of speeches and interviews. In Part II, experts in the various fields of law synthesise and analyse the former Chief Justice’s contributions in the major areas of Singapore law. Part III contains a representative selection of Mr Chan’s publications and speeches, written or delivered in his capacity as both Attorney-General and Chief Justice – all marked by his characteristically deep scholarship as well as practical approach towards the law.
Chao Hick Tin, Andrew Phang Boon Leong, V K Rajah, Yeo Tiong Min (general editors)
Date of Publication: Oct 2012
Justice Chao Hick Tin’s contribution as a judge is of the first rank. Born in Singapore, Justice Chao studied at Catholic High School before reading law at University College London. He was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 1 October 1987. This marked the commencement of a distinguished judicial career from 1987 right through to 2017 – a remarkable period of approximately three decades (excluding two years, between 2006 and 2008, when he was Attorney-General) and a total period of half a century in service of his country. Justice Chao was appointed Judge of Appeal on 2 August 1999 and Vice-President of the Court of Appeal on 18 April 2008. In this book, experts from the Judiciary, practice and academia explore Justice Chao’s jurisprudence in 12 areas of private, public and international law. These essays honour Justice Chao’s lasting legacy as a role model for all who aspire to be judges of the highest calibre.
General Editors: Judge of Appeal, Justice Andrew Phang Boon Leong and Associate Professor Goh Yihan
Date of Publication: Sep 2017
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Many legal concepts we take for granted are steeped in history and were the products of an evolutionary process that is so much a part of the common law system. Although legal history is important to our understanding of legal doctrine and rules, it is often neglected. A legal system cannot live without its past. This book was written with the aim of further deepening interest in Singapore?s legal history. Co-published with Marshall Cavendish Academic.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Kevin Y. L. Tan (editor)
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The Syariah Court of Singapore hears and determines disputes on Muslim marriages, divorces, the ancillary matters thereto and betrothal as prescribed by the Administration of Muslim Law Act. Cases at first instance are heard by the Syariah Court. Appeals from decisions of the Syariah Court are heard by the Appeal Board. Each appeal is heard by a separately-constituted Appeal Board. Published by the Syariah Court, the Singapore Syariah Appeals Reports (SSAR) is the official report series of grounds of decisions delivered by the Appeal Board. This inaugural backset is a complete compilation of all significant cases decided by the Appeal Board between 1980 and 2010. Grounds of decisions for appeals heard by the Appeal Board from the decision of the Registrar of Muslim Marriages (ROMM) are also published in this series. Where the decision is delivered in Malay, the original Malay version of the Appeal Board decision is reported together with its English translation. Each report carries a catchword summary of the case highlighting the main issues decided; commentaries and updates in the form of "Notes" appear at the end of the report, where appropriate. Citations of Quranic verses referred to in a decision are listed in the case report.
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